Swittle! Huge congratulations at your amazing milestone In awe as ever mate. In awe.
JT, Strangely, Jack- amazing mileage and training going on. JT- that is incredible mileage, and I'm not surprised you're a little sleepy Jack- your running school sounds interesting. JT, I love them hill too (), although mine does not sound quite as picturesque as yours. Thanks for the advice Strangely and Jack. My friend is doing P & D, but she is a very experienced *young*marathoner aiming for sub 3.30. It is a bit advanced for me I think as an old bird and a first timer. I do like the idea of being able to do several 20 mile runs though, if only for confidence.
Thanks for advice Jack. I am going to go for a lower mileage next week and a shorter long run. I have 12 weeks to go, but clearly I need to fiddle a bit with my plan... useful to remember to keep it easy every 3rd (4th?) week..
Today it was a 15 mile run which was a challenging distance for me. The thinking about it was probably worse than the doing it, but I *did* feel that last mile or two. Interesting and varied route took in Walthamstow Marshes, the river Lee, the Olympic park, then fairly non descript roads home.. spotted a particularly large and ugly looking rat down by Clapton by the river. Average pace was 9.49 which felt fairly comfortable.. and I *think* I'm happy with. In coming weeks I may start to think about doing the maths and working out a target for my marathon time.
Strangely- bizarre that I can inspire you- am humbled! You should see me stumbling up and down that flipping' hill every Monday evening and I think would be un-inspired :-/ Training is going well thanks. I am ahead of the schedule I was following- I have upped the miles a little because I was feeling a bit frustrated... don't know if this is a good idea or not but I feel strong. I've added on a fifth session in the week and the long run feels fine. I am kind of thinking that if I carry on increasing the long run by a mile or two every week, that I will be up to 20 miles in a few weeks. Then-- what do I do?? Cos it will be a while before the big day... do I consolidate? Or do I have weeks with a lower mileage? I'd be interested in advice..
Me- 4 mile tempo run yesterday, pace is gradually, slowly increasing I think. Then tonight another pacey and very sociable outing with the club, around 7.5 miles.