I've enjoyed keeping up with that thread over the last few weeks, enjoying Jonny's input and the excellent comedic contributions to offset all the running talk. That last page took a special turn though didnt it....
I do wonder if the real Samir Haddad that ran the Ealing Half will ever find out about all of this
Seeing as theres talk of Wokingham and I've been named... I entered yesterday. I've also taken a bit of a change of direction this week and begun a plan to take me up to it. The significant bit is that this is the first time in 8 years that I havent just made it up myself.
Week 1 Monday: 30 mins Recovery run + 30 mins Cross- Training Tuesday: AM: 40 mins Recovery run // PM: 15 mins warm- up, 4 x 7 mins at Threshold effort with 60 secs jog recovery between efforts, 15 mins cool-down Wednesday: 45 mins Recovery run + Stretch Thursday AM: 30 mins Recovery run // PM: 45 mins Steady undulating run Friday: Pilates or 40 mins body weight exercises Saturday: 15 mins warm-up, 3 x 8 mins Kenyan Hills with 2 mins jog recovery between efforts, 15 mins cool- down Sunday: 90 mins Long run - Easy effort
Week 1 is easing it in a bit, but the hard sessions are harder than I've been doing - thought I was going to die in rep 1 on Tuesday. Not looking forward to the peak in week 9 (theres a 2 hour run with the last 40 at half marathon pace).
Dean - Havent lurked for a few days so a bit late on this but I hope everything works out all clear.
In case anyone is interested, or knows some youngsters who might be, check out CRY who provide free cardiac screening to 14-35yr olds http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/ecg.htm. I understand that some people really dont want to know what might be lurking underneath but a session came up near me last year so I went along and got a reassuring all clear.