Andrew- tbh the first 6 week cycle of mara training actually represents on the whole a slightly lesser training load than normal as its all about building endurance slowly with the odd threshold and mara pace run. I have tweaked the programme a bit to build to Telford a week sunday. The plan is that if i achieve sub 40 at Telford and get my po10 rating for the year I will skip the 10k on 27 December. It is causing social unrest at home so will only incur the wifes wrath if i really need the result
Duck-how come you have races on a friday afternoon? arent people in work etc?? good result though. My purpose for the track session was more to tune into 10kp in advance of Telford. I want to see how comfortable 6.20mm is.
Did a very easy 10 miles last night. Think my asics are well and truly gone, it was like running on deck shoes. Consequently my left foot is really strained and sore. Did an easy 4 miles lunchtime and the pain eased as the run progressed so should have no issue in xc tomorrow i hope as its a long way away to run and pull out 10 mins in!
Shazmo- Thanks for that. Will you do the same this time re recovery runs??
I ended up doing 10 miles last night instead of the prescribed 8, just because I had the time. I forgot to pack my new runners and my old ones are clearly done for. Felt like I was running in plimsoles. As a result the middle of my left foot is now really sore. Think i will spin tonight as recovery as got xc tomorrow as my LT run.
I find that what ends up happening is that I change the session when i suddenly have a lot of time ie tonight I have 8m with strides, however I am going to get off work an hour early and there is nothing going on at home so already thinking it would be a waste not to do 11/12 miles!