After starting running 18 months ago with a goal of completing a marathon I have now done it!!
I started with building up to HM then this year increased the distance so a fairly comprehensive and easy to follow plan.
Now what though?? I got a GFA time (for a 40+ VM) so will hope to do London neaxt year. But i am unsure on what to do with my training inbetween.
I have a couple of sprint tri's book and am looking forward to trying to improve my swim and cycle-if this goes well I can see me trying a HM70 at some point.
So if it will be a while before you run 26.2 miles again what do you do with the training runs, should I still include some 20 mile LSR every couple of weeks to keep up my endurance? I would then expect to work more on my speed in my shorter runs putting in faster intervals and tempo runs-does this sound a plan-think I might find it strange without a focus
Did the white peak yesterday 3:12:58 so pleased with that as a first marathon.
Went out quick 1:35:30 for first half was ok at that pace upto 19-20 miles then found it hard going ITB on right leg was very painful and heavy legs in general. Very steep and painful down hills over last few miles garmin profile makes it look like I jumped of a cliff!! Feel a bit like I did today!
GFA time so hopefully will do London now next year.
this was a trail marathon so think possibly a but quicker if had been road.
Would like to aim next time for sub 3:00 which would need a massive improvement any advice on what training plan got follow?
I followed runners world 3:30 plan this time but ran the lsr faster than advised. probably to fast last 23 miler was at 7:30 pace