Hi all. Right, so I did the 2011 Sheffield half marathon. With little long distance training ( think the furthest I'd actually run was 6/7 miles) and came in at 1hr27, and actually really enjoyed it. I promised myself to do more long distance after that but didn't. A couple months after that I joined the Marines then due to family came out about 10 weeks ago so have been keeping myself fit.
Now I am keen to really try and get into my running. From an experienced runners point of view, do you think it would be possible , whilst keeping to a training regime like the 1/2 marathon ones on here that maybe by mid 2013 could maybe start hitting sub 1hr20 half marathons-maybe even closer to 1.15? Any training tips/advice much appreciated. Thanks
Hey all. After a bit of advice here . Have been running for a few years now but only been taking it seriously this year in which I have done 2 half marathons. After the 2nd half marathon aprrox. 2 months ago I entered another half which I shall be doing in September. I then increased the distances I was running weekly quite significanly. After the rise in miles, and ignoring kniggles I was picking up I started to get quite a bad pain down the inside of my right knee everytime I ran, which I am to believe was ligament damage. I was told the best thing for it was to rest it, so I have just taken 1 whole month of road running, and just stuck to light exercise. I went for my 1st road run last night in 4 weeks. I pounded out 5 miles , which felt good, but this morning the outside of my left knee was in pain. Not too much pain atall, but just didn't feel right.
Could this be just becasue I haven't run in so long, and then pounded out a 5miler? I am now unsure as to rest it more or to run through it. Like I said the pain isn't crippling by any means, but it just doesn't feel quite right. The reason I haven't gone staright to the doctors is that I'm due to start Royal Marines training in October and any visit to the Docs/Hospital has to be reported to them, so I thought if maybe I could get a bit of advice on here that'd be great.
Hey there. Bascially just after a bit of advice. Recently I did my first 1/2 marathon in Sheffield. I am training to go into the Royal Marines and also a keen rugby player so keep myself fit and run frequently, but prior to my half marathon I was only doing distances of upto approx. 8 miles, so hitting 11 or so miles in the marathon I started to struggle. I came in with a time of 1.27.06, so for my first half marathon and on a hilly cours I was happy with that. I have now booked myself onto the Lake Vyrnwy half marathon which I believ is a flat course. The race is in September, and till then I shall be running 5 times a week. Mon: 5 mile Tue: 8 mile Wed: Sprint training Fri: 5 mile Sat : 16 mile(also with a few weights circuits thrown in because I don't want to lose too much weight). Does this sound like a decent enough runningplan to take my times down to the next level, maybe more nearer to 1hr 20,especially on a flat course??? Any advice much appreciated, WIll .