Hi everyone I'm after some advice regarding training and wondering if Hadd could be the answer! I'll give you a bit of background info and where I'm aiming. I trained for the Liverpool marathon in oct 11, I worked my way up from very little running due to shin splints to 30-40 miles per week in 13 months. After the marathon I really reduced my running and my last race was a 5 mile race in April and a PB of 38:03. Since then I've only been out a few times a week and I've lost a lot of pace and my resting heart rate has gone from about 44bpm to about 57.
I would like to regain the fitness and pace I've lost ready for my local 5 mile Easter Sunday race with an aim for a PB. Could had training help me achieve this?
I know how you feel, sometimes it doesn't seem worth the hassle. It's caused a fair few arguments in my house, I think the problem is with partners who don't keep fit. I even had the in laws moaning at me while marathon training, seems like they're not happy unless I'm in the sat in the house!
LLB, Elspeth & Wetter is Better thanks for the advice, I did think about a bum bag but I think a small rucksack will come in handy for running to work. I think there are 5 check points with drinks and snack food and then pie & peas when you finish! I'll have to start looking for some rucksacks on the web and hopefully find somewhere that stocks them so I can try them on first. Goes off too look......
Hi all I was after some advice, I'm looking at doing a LDWA event but entering it as a runner. It's the sandstone trail challenge which is just under 33 miles long and I was wondering if i'd need a small rucksack? I've got to have a shower proof jacket, map, compass and whatever food I'll need along the way.
Frodo I haven't got any marathons planned this year although I do feel like I've got unfinished business with Liverpool so that is still a possibility. If I do the sandstone trail then I'll just be aiming to finish.