JJ is absolutely correct, in order to be faster, one needs to either train faster or longer. In your case, if you are going to run a marathon next year, I suggest that you start to increase your mileage now, bit by bit, run walk is the perfect way to progress its longer mileage. One reason being is that you will be training for a little longer on your feet, just like the real thing. Chris will be able to give you the prefect training plan to tackle your marathon intention.
I have just remembered what I wanted to comment on. There is a 10 mile race on Hayling Island at the end of Nov. I can recommend that this race can be a fast one, as long as there is not too much wind, even so, it does turn out some fast times. It is just about flat all the way around,
Empathies with you for getting lost, I am ace at getting lost! I hope you we're able to enjoy the cakes and all the other afters.
Enjoy your new watch, does it work in the same way as your last one? I bet you got tempted by the racing you watched at the weekend. Was is a good motivator?
I quite like a long out and back track, it is surprising how quickly one can find land marks!
How is the foot behaving today?
Run walk allows your body to recover quicker from one's training session. Keep at it.
That was s great 5k time, how does it stand up with your PB for that distance. I can always depend on your training sessions being very different.
On Saturday we went to Sheffield Park on the Bluebell Railway with friends and had a great day out with lunch and a long walk through the park. There were autumn colours starting to show through, but not all, as yet. Anyway, it reminded me of our day out there last year with Margaret too. Although, we didn't get lost walking up the hilly field!!!!!
I ran/walked a very slow 6.6 miles at a very non aggressive pace yesterday. The work non aggressive is for Mick's interest.!!!! My legs felt tired, they were tired. But I managed it none the less! Lots of hill stuff in my legs. Then we had s great day out with the family in S London.