Great marathon Badbark - I loved your report - the benefit of experience is good pacing. Your picture shows that big miles equals big smiles. There is certainly a lot of quality in that 107mi week as well. Although I have boosted my mileage recently into the 80-90mi per week mark it is all easy paced by comparison. My body has progressively adapted to the volume so it has become more normal. Now I'm trying to add a bit of quality and consequently I am suffering.
Very good half OO - and great position too.
Coincidentally I ran the same session and paces as PMJ yesterday, although my recovery was 3 minutes. This week the mileage will drop a bit and the quality will increase. I spent the night with cramps so need to take a rest day today.
Lorenzo - nothing much to add to what Poacher, Badbark and SJ said. If it was me I'd just be doing easy aerobic stuff, with Long runs at the weekend being 40-50km once I'd recovered from London. Also running back-2-back MLR-LSR on successive days can poke the endurance a bit further.
Never used First, but did review the plan some time ago and it looks a bit too much as if it would push me to the injury zone. BTW, Alsoran did Hansons and started a thread about it - I don't think that worked for him either.
360 miles for April. 40km run this morning which was super-easy so good indicator that things are going right. 91miles for the week achieved off 4 days running this week (2 rest days and 1 sick). The three other days were pretty much identical with a 10 mile run to the office, 10 miles at lunchtime and a 4 mile commute back home in the evening. Now sitting at 1111 miles YTD.
This week I've started to add a bit of quality back with 4X1km and more of that to follow next week as the mileage starts to decrease.
Alarmingly I had to use a running jacket this morning for the first time in 9 months as it was just 6C.
Abbers - not thinking of running Manchester marathon?
I ran Brighton twice. The course is OK. There is a long but shallow climb between mile 7 and mile 9 from memory, but then descent in mile 10 to 12. The course is pretty straight and there are a few turnarounds. Plus you get run by the Brighton Pavilion and a Power Station. The risk is a strong sea breeze. Transport from the finish is bad. The crowd support is very good.
Good running JNR - it nice when surprises like that happen.
Take Care Debra.
Good to see you doing 'not the London Marathon' SD - I can imagine very pleasant in that part of the world.
Lowrez - my championship is of the form naaaann - much more tasty.... But like yours look up doesn't work on their site even with passport number instead of ID number. However, I can see some, but not all, of my previous results whilst wearing it.
My right ankle is swollen up here after Sunday's incident. It is still runnable at the moment, and I'm optimistic that nothing would happen to the rest of my leg. Turmeric and naproxyn for breakfast daily.
I suppose I'd better book some flights to Durban soon...