My Speed session went well today. 12x400m, all done along the river path so had to avoid people and dogs!! Our nearest track is about 30mins car drive away.
The reps went well and it felt like I was running into the wind on every other rep( ran out for the first rep and back for the second rep and repeated). Reps ranged from 1min 37sec(6:30mm) to 1min33sec(6:13mm). I really enjoyed this session and am bang on track for a sub 3:20 finish. I just need to add the marathon pace sessions onto the programme next, let's hope my pace and target stay on track.
I have completed the last easy 6mile of the week, just the speed session tomorrow to go then a rest day I'm looking forward to the speed session 12x400m
Zola, yes I am on the advanced plan. I picked this one as the beginner program starts off with low mileage for the first 5 weeks. I have been doing approx 20-30miles a week for the last few months, mainly tempo run 6-8miles Monday, off road 8-10miles on Wednesday and a speed session on Fridays. The other days I go out for a few miles jog or on my road bike.
What mileage are you doing at the moment and what type of sessions?
I will report back my 400m splits tomorrow once I have done them, I'm hoping the weather will be on my side and that I can run the splits in the time needed, this would be a great confidence booster
Yes I have read the book and agree that it is nice having the correct paces written down I like the idea of shorter faster runs with the cumulative fatigue rather than the standard long run once a week approach. I'm not a fan of doing lots of 20mile runs.
Have you ran a marathon before? How many days are you currently running a week? it may be worth following the first 5 weeks of the beginner programme now (5 sessions a week) and then repeating it again When you start the program. This will build a base level for you and give you confidence
i did easy 6mile last night and have just completed an easy 8mile. The first two weeks of the programme are quite easy and a little boring as most of the sessions are at the same pace, the third week has 3 hard sessions yikes so I will enjoy these first two weeks.
This will be my fifth marathon, last year I got injured half way through training which marathon will you be running in June?