Miggito me neither but let's try and get this one going! I started my training on 6th Nov. my first marathon so doing Hal Higdons marathon 3 after asking the great man himself on a forum if it's for me .... He said hell yeah! Ok so I actually did the first six weeks early and with some changes have adapt to allow for upto 4 weeks injury or whatever. My long run this weekend is 13 miles my furthest distance ever. Did 12 miles last weekend and was beating myself up about being heavy legged tired etc....but at least not injured. I loved it and my new saucony trainers and running jacket made me feel pretty nifty only doing mileage build up just now and do some speed, tempo stuff in jan. how's everyone else? I'm being really sad and trying to visualise finishing the marathon every time I struggle in my runs. I can't wait
Just read this thread and for me too it's fruit pastiles on during or after a long run so much so i take a pound or so with me in case the urge gets strong. No idea why as I don't east them normally. Run has to be 12 miles plus for the urge to kick in...after race I usually just feel sick! Give it a few hours and I gorge myself on crisps and chocolate pizza curry anything!
What a great Thread and so inspiring to hear everyone talking positive! I quite like the 5 am runs but as Ive built up mileage and the fact i commute 100 mile round trip I've got out of the habit. My mileage has increased but I can see why doing my tempo/speed and easy runs during the week first thing could work but how do you do a long run of 12-15 miles in the dark? I live in country and if I ran round village 8 or 9 times id probably get that distance but jeeze that would be boring as hell. On the other side I am running my long runs on Saturday at lunch time and it really screws up the family time etc. At nights and it's still dark now too! Not sure a headtorch is safe on country roads..but maybe i'm wrong. Anyway again - what a great thread really made me feel inspired!
Adding some speed, hills and variety .... Also spin cycle classes! I seriously think my fitness has vastly improved because of these. I do 3 runs pw long, interval speed work or fartlek and a tempo/pace. I think it's all helped but I am now a big advocate of cross training - although I've been told not to do the spins too much as mileage ramps up and conserve energy for running so will drop these significantly in December .... I'll be dead fit by then though. Ok one more spooky thing your name isn't really Graeme as the link suggest? Me too