Hi all, welcome Deano - good to have you around, always good to have the target I say and impressive timings!! Interesting points re the P & D missing sessions etc, I've always tried to stick to training plans but similar to Northender, work / family get in the road. I'm away all next week which will bite into my base training but not too concerned about that but am away the full week before the Marathon at an expo, which isn't ideal, especially as its always a bit of a piss up! Will need to practice a lot of mental strength before then!
Anyway, training plans always look worse on paper I think, if you can drag yourself out the door to do them, it's not so bad. In saying that my week 12 looks particularly brutal
Happy running all, I've an easy 9 miles in the morning, hope Abigail's buggered off by then!!!
Just nipping in to say good luck for the 1/2 GM - hope it goes well - I'm still taking it much easier than you at the moment! However, I'm benefitting from Angela's knowledge and advice to you so thanks again Angela also!
Hope you guys that are struggling with injuries heal soon, I've been there, done it, bought the t-shirt etc.....all the best!
Well done Cal - always a good run if you manage to stay on your feet Go get them in the 10K!!
Orapidrun - I'm going to give the P & D 55 miler a go this time (I would struggle with volume on other plans too), currently aiming high for a sub 330, may revise down to 340 / 345 once training starts once I see how tough going it is. The wheels have always fallen off with me in the last few miles so trying to get pacing right this time rather than going for it and trying to hang on but will see how the training goes. Good to see a few others doing the P & D on this thread too so can compare as Nonstick says. I'm only averaging 18 - 25 miles a week at the moment though!
Have fun in Valencia Swizzle, will look forward to hearing about it!
Hi all, some nice mileage getting done by a few of you and some impressive running! Bodes well for encouragement once everyone starts getting into the "proper" training".
I managed to get up to 8 miles at the weekend, still have my niggles so keeping me back slightly psychologically but got to remain positive! No speed work for me at the minute, all slow and steady! Will be going for 9 miles this weekend though, all being well! Still got plenty time before training plan starts.
Hi Cal, nice running - you must have some medal haul for this year! Good luck with it, will look forward to hearing all about it next week!
Yes, I'm with Tom on the early morning runs, I'm always out between 5.30 -6.00 in the morning so I can get my runs in before kids get up, school runs, work etc. It's really the only time I can do it! Once you've been doing it for a wee while though, it just becomes second nature!
John, I did the TM this year, enjoyed it probably more than I thought I would but think I'm going to stick to running. I definitely didn't train for it and although I managed all the obstacles I was bruised and in pain for a week after!
Hi JS, good luck for Valencia, PB or not that is pretty impressive running. I've never been but looks a beautiful city and a nice flat course!