NE - sorry I don't feel I can help in any way whatsoever!
Last mid week 12 miler ran this morning. Whooppee! I'm feeling very knackered, my quads feel tight and as hard as rocks and I'm beginning to hate running! And I've got 20 miles with 12@MP to look forward to on Sunday! Can't wait.
Too much going on to comment on everybody, suffice to say that I agree with Madbee that the Hanson's plan sounds mental!
After much dilly dallying over the 12 with 7@LT, I decided to try 6@LT, mainly because my chosen route would start going uphill after 6 miles! I came pretty close to the right pace and am consoling myself that if I didn't feel so bloody knackered it would have been bang on target. It was horrible weather, with snow and some slippy paths. Much needed rest day tomorrow.
Thanks for the advice regarding the MP and LT runs. I'm definitely going to do the 12 miles at MP as part of the 20 mile race and may just do a reduced version of the LT run as suggested by 15W. To be honest I'm feeling pretty knackered with various aches and pains. I think this week has probably been the hardest so far and it's not over yet! Then I looked at next week and that's going to be even tougher! I never thought I'd say I was glad to be only doing the 12 week schedule but I think my body would break doing the 18 week plan!
First VO2 session this morning. I knew it was going to hurt having not done any 'short' speedwork since last August and it was pretty grim especially the 3 mile cool down which seemed to go on forever!
I need some advice regarding the last MP and LT sessions. Plan has me doing the 12@MP this weekend but I have a 20 mile 'race' the following weekend and thought it might be better to include the MP miles in this. Would this be OK? I also have a half marathon on 22nd March which I plan on racing so does this give me licence to ditch the 7@LT which is in the plan for next week or are they far enough apart that I still need to do the LT run as well? I'm also a little worried about pacing for the half and thought that the LT run may give me a confidence boost......or a confidence knock!
Feeling tired and achey too 15W - keep telling myself it's only just over 3 weeks until taper time!