Good running everyone, sounds like training's going well
I did a long run today, well 2 runs a 5 mile run then a 14 mile one, with a 10-15 minn break in between! Unfortunately the longer run was with my club in a big group and it was a bit faster than planned, need to stick with some of the slower people next time.
What are peoples views on splitting a LSR like this? I appreciate it can't be as good as a none stop run for marathon training but how bad an effect can it have?
Music on runs is an odd thing, If I'm setting out on my own I will plug my mp3 player in but have it on low so I can still hear anything important thats going on around me but I often find I zone out anyway and don't really hear the music. Yesterday was run commute day and I forgot me music so ended up doing 9 miles music free, when I was getting ready and noticed I forget my player I did have a brief moment for dread, thinking of the boring miles ahead, but once I was on the go again just zoned out and didn't even notice I didn't have music playing.
Re race breakfast shouldn't this be tested in your training runs? I always just eat a bowl of cereal or porridge on race mornings the same as I do on training runs, means my body is used to running with that in my stomach and reducing the risk of any unwanted toilet stops...
I remember reading something about a bit of Team Sky training in which they go as hard as they possibly can for a while... and then attempt to go harder. If that's possible to do, it might explain some of Froome's incredible accelerations in the year he won the Tour.
I do that in a 5k race, coming into the final km I feel I have nothing left and wonder how I'll make it to the end without slowing, but then always find a bit more for the sprint finish.
Think the fears of training slow are common. I have them but it does seem to work. My PB half was done in the middle of my marathon training which was probably about 90% slow(ish) miles as I wasn't training for a time as such more to get around. Will never figure out how it works though, just doesn't make sense.
As for swimming, I more drown while moving forward slowly... Can't see me ever thinking about doing a tri.
Hi Sense and TR, I'll be stalking your thread as well. Although as with SupermanRuns your pbs at the shorter distances names me think my dream of 3:30 is a bit premature... But at the moment I more in the circa 3:30 camp rather then sub, so anything beginning with 3:3x will do me.
Looks like if you can get through your training well you should smash the 3:30.
I was at Loch Ness last year, not too far in front of you but then my training went much better than yours. My first and only marathon to date.