DT19 - I also do fell racing so last time round I used most of the recovery slots to recce (walking) various fell routes. They are time consuming and I wouldn't have been able to fit them in around the rest of my marathon schedule otherwise. So, my recovery sessions were either fell walks or x-training in the gym.
This time I want to be more road focused and follow the P+D plan properly. I'm ditching the fell racing (certainly between Jan-April) and will do the recovery runs. I am still sticking to a max of 55 mpw though. I don't think my little joints could more mileage.
As North Runner says, (for me) it's finding a balance between quantity and quality.
DT19 - I am targetting sub 3.30 and only doing the 55mpw plan. I did the 55 plan last time round and substituted the recovery runs for cross training. So in reality my weekly mileage was never more than 45 miles. I still managed a 20 min improvement and got 3.39. So (for me) I can still make improvements without the high mileage.
Having said all of that, I'm currently injured, so I think my sub 3.30 target will have to be revised. I can't see me running any time soon
Hello everyone! Just thought I'd pop by and say hello. I should be starting my VLM/Boston training this week but I'm still injured with this groin stupid strain. Thankfully I can still cross train, so I can at least do something.
I've started doing yoga. I've only had one session so far, but I can see how it might benefit us runners. I thought I'd find it boring, but I loved it!
Going back to the Garmin lap debate. When I'm doing a MP or similar session, I press the lap button as I commence the section and then press it again at the end of the section and hey presto, it records separate stats for that section. I can even see my pace for that section as I'm going along.