JCG - No not a year round target. I spent most of the summer in the late 20's/early 30's but with a bit more cycling. I built that up towards 40mpw for the half marathon in early October and have just tried to stay there. I plan to sit at 40mpw until the new year & marathon training kicks off.
Saying that though, think i might have to drop the miles this week and next as have important races on and don't want a repeat of Saturdays 'jelly legs'
Bigeater – nice mileage! Hope the hamstring is holding out ok.
EdO – 7.5 miles is a looong cross country race, must have been tough to judge pace right. Well done! Sounds like 3 hard sessions in a row, be careful!
JCG – Well done on the duathlon! How did it go? Did you get the pacing right? Any lessons learned?
I had a go at the local parkrun on Saturday. Was going for a PB as feeling like I’m in that kind of shape but woke up on Sat morning and legs were shattered. Had a try anyway but was nowhere near a PB, started slow and got slower.. Cycling club hill climb champs on Sunday followed by a nice brisk 11 mile run to hit my 40 mile weekly target.
JCG - I have to be honest, I haven't done the core workouts for quite some time! Hopefully you starting them and posting it on here will guilt trip me into getting back in to it!
EdO - Good luck with the race this weekend!
bigeater - Glad to hear you've no lasting problems and good running. I have heard of marcothon, in fact I'm running with the very man Marco himself tomorrow. If anyone is considering it I highly recommend joining the facebook page, it's great motivation. I think there was around 2000 folk from across the globe involved last year.
Animal - Welcome to Strava, it takes a while to get used to but you'll love it I'm sure. I'm planning to get involved in Jantastic this year, I see they're making it multi-sport this time which will work a lot better for me.
Ian - 8 miles at mara pace this early in the training programme sounds a bit much anyway. Enjoy the run!
Bluemoon – Welcome! I tried and failed at the P&D 55-70 last year, but that was more down to the mileage than the training plan. I think on paper it looks like a great plan if your legs can cope with the big miles.
EdO – I am a strava user and would be up for joining a group. I have no idea how to set one up though.. Good luck for the 10k at the weekend, what you aiming for?
Just Coop Going – I love that book! Every time I pick it up I find something new to explore. It very much appeals to my analytical side. Plus the core workouts are really good. Yeah I think Strava was originally set up for cyclists but there are loads of runners on there. It took me a while to join but I’m hooked now. It’s really good for logging your training and also to see what’s working for other runners around you. As for the duathlons, I hope to get involved in them too but haven’t braved it yet. Hopefully someone on here can give you advice. Sounds like quite a short race so you shouldn’t need to worry about fuelling and you can go hard from the start. Good luck!
RRR – I built up to 16 miles for the half marathon in October and have just tried to stay around there since. I’ve really been building the mileage since about May, it’s my new patented 52 week training programme – not sure it’ll catch on.. I’m planning to run 4 times a week for Manchester but will supplement that with cycling twice a week too. For me the sessions will take care of themselves, club interval session, club tempo run, a long run and a steady/recovery run depending on how the legs are.
Tough interval session for me last night. Hoping to do a parkrun this weekend so missing the club tempo run tomorrow and taking it easy instead. Got a 5 mile race next weekend then the district xc champs the weekend after so need to make sure and not over-do the training.