Thanks very much lardarse i'll have a look at those training plans. Ratzer, I am not only capable of 4-6 miles runs ATM it's just all I've been doing this month as I've not had much time, I've also been cycling and Horseriding, I am trained to HM at the moment and don't think I just 'get around' my time may not be amazing but I'm always sub 2hrs and never stop or walk.
I know I will have to throw in some 18-20 mile runs, I dont want an amazing time as this will be my first mara, however I do want to run the distance and any ideas on shorter training plans that have worked well for people to move from a HM to FM would be really helpful. Also anything that will help me run a better time at Henley HM next month.
I keep meaning to enter a marathon and then wimping out so Saturday night after a bit of wine induced courage I decided to enter Luton mara the end of Nov. How possible is it to train for a mara in just over 2 months? The furthest I have run Is Half marathons which I do in around 1:53 and the last long run/scramble i did was the last 13 miles or so of Norseman as I was support for my partner in August. I'm also doing Henley half next month. Any ideas on what training would be good for this? Ive been doing shorter 4-6 mile runs recently but I know I'm going to need to increase this fairly drastically and i'll be out for 10 miles this eve. Thanks, Cassie
I got a pb on it. Loved the guys who started singing its a beautiful day behind me and the 2 guys who I ran with for the last 7 miles and were both very disappointed that they couldn't out run me in the last 500m hehe. It's good finding people to keep you going.
I wore my Altura jacket and was so glad I did surprised the way some people were dressed! Though, waterproof tis not my iPhone drowned in the pocket and completely fried today. Luckily managed to flutter my eyelashes and get a replacement in the apple store today at no cost! And the guy told me they had no 4's in stock so he'd had to upgrade me to a 4s. Did say he'd probably get sacked for doing it though as water damage not covered so I hope he doesn't!!
Definitely a half I'll remember, and lesson learnt, buy a waterproof phone bag for running in such adverse conditions!
Mick&phil was it you guys I ran past, the guy pushing the guy in the wheelchair in great spirits? If so A belated hello!