Well I managed to complete the Rivington Trail Marathon yesterday having upgraded from the half on the day and not done enough training due to holidays and overseas working. Managed 4.47 and the knees are sore, but they sent us up a climb at the 17 mile point whilst the half marathon stayed on the flat trails, so this finished me off. Bit of a anti climax to finish a Marathon with no one at the finish to cheer you over the line. Anyway probably 18 miler on the road next week and then looking for a 3.30 to 4 hours at Preston.
I'm in the same boat just got back from 2weeks holiday no running or excess drinking at all, plus a bout of jet lag. Managed 9 miles to work then 9 miles back on Thursday in agony. So did Yorkshire 3 Peaks walk in 10 hours on Saturday. So plan is exercise classes this week plus two x 6 miles runs and then Rivington Trail Marathon on Saturday 6th October followed by 18 mile run on the 13th October then 12 miler on the 20th October. I have engine, but unsure if the combination of trail/fell and road will be enough to get me round in under 4 hours. Looking at my half marathon results I should be hitting 3.30, but I realise I lost a lot of fitness whilst away.
Thanks for the comments I'm now dragging my heals in the Far East on holiday and the humidity is no way to run. So i've upgraded to Rivington Trail Marathon from half to get me back on track, but the tax on beer over here will not see me pile the weight hopefully 7 quid a pint. Hate treadmills so may have to run early morning or late evening.
Well I completed the Ben Nevis Fell Race in 2.29 bit slower than previous efforts, but the weather was on the nasty side and once again no view on top so will be going back to get that all important view next year. My legs are like rocks today and a few deep scars on the shins to prove it. No blisters thou. The winner did 1.30 for a 10 mile race I'd not even got to the top by then. Anyway now to get back on track for Preston Marathon training and expect sometime later this week to do a 16 to 18 mile road run and then off on my hols for 2 weeks so a long run will have to be complated whilst on holiday. i aiming for 3.30, but concerned that I haven't done anywhere near the 20 mile mark yet and hopefully try to get two in before the end of October.
9 Total different traing plan and eating plan. Just eat Pasta/Brown Rice along with Turkey steaks and loads of vegetables and my training plan was.
Monday - 7 mile road, Tuesday - Fartlek training 1 hour, Wed - Boxercise/Circuit Training - 2 hours, Thurs Abs class and 7 road run. Fri - Rest or cycling , either Sat/Sun a long run increasing by 10% each week no more than 21 miles. Also gave up drinking 5 weeks before the race. I ended up weighing 10 1/2 stone was a bit to thin. Now weigh 12. What is your time target?