Planning on taking a full week off resting, then a gentle week of running before looking to improve my 5 and 10k times, ready for a mid December marathon training plan.
My approach will be slightly different in that normally I would work up to 40ms before starting the marathon training. But this this schedule my base will be about 30 miles per week. Last time round I peaked at 65 miles which I do not think benefited me whatsoever.
I went out and did a very steady 2 miles yesterday and feel 100% better today. I'll be going out with the club tonight, but only plan on a nice easy run.
I'm thinking of taking it easy for a few weeks, maybe do some other stuff (cycling, core fitness etc) and then will step up to a full plan in about a month. If I decide to do Manchester then I think that I'll probably go all out for a PB as it'd be a good course to get one on.
I got 3:50 too. was hoping for much closer to 3:30 so have been a bit pissed about it. I do have sprinters thighs tho so it could just be my genetics which meant that the course was tougher for me than others!
I also missed a water station which on reflection meant I worked too hard mid run which knackered me out a bit too much, on reflection.
Which is your next marathon?
Not sure. I have no plans at all at the moment as I've just finished a very busy 2 month period of events and couldn't really think past DCM. It'll probably be Manchester unless I can get a pass from SWMBO (and the inclination) to go and do Clonakilty in December.
I was happy with my run. I came in at 3:50 which although it's not a PB, I felt was good considering the course. I actually feel that this was my strongest marathon of the year and should put me in a good place to start next year strong.
When I started I wasn't too confident how it was going to go as I'd missed some of my longer runs as I was doing other things, so was pleased that I didn't blow up. I didn't hit the wall anywhere nearly as badly as before and even kept going up the hill at mile 22.
I was thrown a bit by the last stretch which seemed to go on forever and I started my sprint finish (hahaha ) far too soon, but felt I couldn't slow down in front of all those people.