Hello everyone, just spotted this thread as i'm heading out in a couple of weeks to run too. I've just read the posts so thank for all the useful info on the Mara as i've not done it before. Training has been pretty consistent and injury free so looking forward to hopefully PB'ing
Hope you all managed to hit your targets. I ran a massive 4miles before pulling up with plantar foot injury. Picked it up 10 days ago on training run and thought I was all clear after not running on it, but the little bugger thought otherwise. A bit frustrating but Milton Keynes Mara is in 3 weeks if I can fix me foot.
RE, just reduce the volume buddy, and keep the fast twitchers firing a bit with a few short strides. Maybe incorporate 20 mind at MP this week. I've had that 'there is no way I can hold Mara pace for 26.2 miles' demons saying that to me many a time. Just believe in your taper, the miles you've put in, the extra 10% you'll find in a race environment. I'll be shocked if you don't run sub 3....with change
Last 18miler at z1/z2 pace tomorrow, then intervals of 5x3 minutes monday. 60min run with 20@mara pace on thursday then skiing friday!! maybe somewhat unconventional taper but the big bad coach has it written down in stone for me, (not the skiing bit!)
Are we allowed to list names and time predictions yet, or is that tempting fate? here we go:
Dave Mantle 2:53, (planning a 1:26/1:26 split but no doubt the second half will slip)