I do the opposite Swizzle, I do lots of long runs. Shortly heading out for my first which will hopefully be 14 today, will get up to 18 in the next 4-5 weeks and then should hit 20 around week 8-9. Ffrom there on I like the 5 longest runs to add up to 100 miles, that approach worked well for my last one.
Ah, we the opposite BDM, I'm more of a speedster, I find long runs hard and the marathon is comfortably my worst of all the distances. But it is a fascinating event and always a great excuse to get in a cool city break.
Welcome aboard RR & JS, good to hear we are all starting out on our training plans. I haven't been in marathon mode since April 2014 so I might take a while to settle in!
Well, my 18 week training plan got underway for Valencia today. I'm starting out in pretty good shape but mileage has been pretty low of late so just looking to get back into the old routine for the next 2-4 weeks. PB'd at 5k last Wednesday evening so the speed is there but I'm sorely lacking any kind of endurance so that will be where I focus most of my training.
Planning (and hoping for) a half marathon PB on 11th October in the build up. However not setting any targets for Valencia this early.
Excellent, still early days for a November race I know but good to hear there are already others heading over for it. And good to hear further endorsements of both Valencia and the marathon. I ran Barcelona last March and really enjoyed it, looking forward to another in Spain.
Won't start training until July but altready looking forward to finishing off 2015 with a PB haha!
Anyone entering Valencia Marathon in November? Opened for registration this past week and I have already got my registration in. Hotel booked, just waiting for flights to be released. Will be my 6th marathon and second on Spanish soil. First marathon for eighteen months and think I am going to enjoy this one. Heard plenty of really good things about both the city of Valencia and its marathon so really looking forward to this one.