Thank you for the welcome back, Joolska. Hi LunchtimeRunner. I have had another baby who is now 10 months so that kept me busy! I have been staying pretty active throughout but not done any marathons since Paris 2011 however had a place in NY and Florence
I tend to do tempo reps and hills but it gets a bit boring after a while of doing the same thing along the same route. So yeah sometimes it feels like any kind of run is better than none. Another thing for lunch time running - what do you have to eat after? I find that when I get back to work at the end of my lunch break I cannot really get my sandwiches / salad / soup out as I've got to get back to work! Any suggestions of a quick/nutritious lunch/snack I could have? I usually go for banana and a chocolate soya milk but I know it's not enough and often find myself starving hungry very soon after.
Hello all! It's been forever since I last posted here but I am back and running Rome marathon this coming March. Realistic target about 4hrs so apologies if should be posting on a different thread. Doing most of my running at lunch time and weekends. Not following a specific schedule but slowly increasing mileage every week. Doing on average 35-40 miles per week. Planning slow 18 miles this Sunday. I have entered several races including 2 half marathons and some odd distances like 10 miles and 15k in the next couple of months. Finding it a hard trying to squeeze quality sessions into my lunch break (75 min) - mostly concentrate on speedwork and hills of which there are plenty in a nearby park. Wondered if anyone else is training during their lunch and what sort of training do you tend to do (sprints, fartlek, hill work etc)?
I am running a Rome marathon too this year. Finally received a confirmation about registration - what a pain it was! The organisers seem to be very burocratic and strict about medical certificates! My GP added to the trouble by refusing to sign my certificate referring to some new policy....Ended up going to a private GP and paying £60 for getting my blood pressure checked! Training at lunch breaks and weekends mostly with an occasional run in the evening. Planning 18 miles this weekend. Was meant to run 10k this Sat but it was postponed due to ice..
Hi Samantha, good to know I am not too far behind datewise Let me know what you decide to do later with the Oct marathon - run-walk or not do it this year. I will keep the training up for as long as I can and we shall see how I feel/what does MW say etc. I've booked a holiday in Florence with the marathon at the start of it so even if I don't run I will still be able to enjoy the atmosphere My dating scan is on the 9th Aug - still a whole month to wait.
Hi princessdave, yes April was super hot! I ran Paris marathon on the same day and it was roasting there too! With my first pregnancy I stopped running at about 7 months as it was getting a bit too heavy plus it was a hot summer. I will do my best to keep running for as long as I can - would be a shame to stop as I've worked hard to get to where I am now. Will just have to wait and see as every pregnancy is different.