My cold has returned with a vengeance and risks blowing up my training this week and next week. If I'm honest I'm starting to get a bit worried that this is going to totally screw my chances of a sub 3:30 as it is hitting me just as the plan starts to reach its height.
Any one got any views/experience, the P&D book suggests that only after a two week break should you revise your target?
Feeling pretty p****d off and desperate to be out there running.
Hoping I'm going to feel amazing tomorrow morning so I can do my 18 miler!!!
What's wrong with you all, doesn't anyone like hills ??? I love them. I'm often up in the Peak District climbing up and descending down and climbing back up........
Love them, can't get enough of running the hills along the western edge of the Peaks. I actually aim to do all/most of my LSR's in the hills. I'm trying to use the LSR's to recce as much of the Gritstone Trail as I can. I get a bit fed up when I have to deliberately find some flat stuff to do my MP long runs.
After feeling awful last week I've now done two runs (last night and Saturday) without any adverse effects. Time to plough on now and really grab the plan by the scuff of the neck.
Looks/sounds like everyone is doing well, keep it up.
Well after a great start to January, it was bound to happen at some point. I've been slapped with the cold/feeling cack stick, so much so that I'm going to give tonight's run a miss and hope I'm feeling better so that I can either get out tomorrow night or at the weekend. I'm pretty paranoid as it was about this time last year that picked up a nasty bout of pneumonia, so being fit/well enough to run is paramount.
It looks (on the Strava group) like everyone's training is going well, keep it up! Hopefully I'll only be sidelined for a day or two!
My other half bought me an ultra vest for Xmas and I've been using this on my LSR's to stay hydrated and I must say it's working for me. I didn't use to take any water with me and would really struggle once back to re-hydrate properly (headaches etc.), I use the Salomon soft flasks with SIS electrolytes and I feel much better during and post run. I also take gels on my long runs as I go out without any breakfast.
Looking forward to a windy, wet and then cold 15 miler into the hills tomorrow, there's no dodging the weather like last week!
Has anyone else entered any marathons etc. beyond Manchester? I need things in my calendar to keep my focus so this morning I have entered the Gritstone Grind in September which is a 34 mile (mini?) ultra that runs the length of the Gritstone Trail through the western Peak District. I've never run this far and have no idea what it will feel like as i don't intend to run it at marathon pace (there is a generous 11 hour cut off), anyone else gone longer than the 26.2, any tips?