Well done Hillrunner, another great time! According to my pace predictor a 36 min 10k and 1:20 half translates to a 2:48 marathon. So if that’s what you are hitting on undulating/tough race conditions it’s certainly looking good for you to hit your target at Manchester!
Cake – Hard luck at Stockport, hope the calf heals up ok. More importantly, who won the sprint finish?? Is that the race with the great promo videos including Tony Audenshaw?
Hillrunner – Great time at the half marathon, especially in tough conditions and a tough course. How did the 10k go? I think if you’re already running 2:53 for a marathon and aiming for 2:48 there’s not much advice I can give, in fact I’m hoping you might be able to teach me a thing or two!
JCG – Glad to hear the training is going well!
Rich – Peterhead. I’d imagine you’re very exposed to the elements up there, I feel guilty for complaining now Hope you’ve managed to clear the man-flu and the ankle is holding out!
RRR – I also seem to have had no luck with timings this last couple weeks, the rain seems to be waiting for me every time I go out.
Ian – Is that the P&D plan you’re starting this week? Good luck!
Stan – Welcome! Good luck with the training, but if you sack a run every time it’s raining or windy you’re getting to have a very light training programme this winter
Ed – I’m thinking of starting something similar from January and running a part of my journey to work and back to add some mileage. Plus it will give me the evening off to do as I please which is rare these days!
McHilly – Good luck with the start of the programme! You’ll be like a coiled spring after your rest week!
bigeater – Well done on Marcothon! Almost half way there!
John – Good timing for a holiday, I take it that was planned around the marathon programme?
Not been on for a bit. Had a decent run at the Scottish West District Cross Country Champs, 3rd counter for my club and we narrowly missed out on a medal, finishing 4th team to some pretty tough competition so very pleased with that. Unbelievably muddy conditions with the added joy of strong wind and rain made it feel like proper cross country! Marcothon still going, 14 days of continuous running completed, just shy of 100 miles which I’m delighted with! Especially in this rather miserable weather we’re enduring. It’s the first time I’ve hit 50 mile in a week this year. Good luck to everyone starting their training plan this week! I’m not really following a plan so not actually sure when my marathon training starts!?!