Shades - Thanks for the plans. Am going to give one a go before doing a HM hopefully it'll work out for me.
One thing on it, I haven't done any sort of racing before, other than a 1.5 mile test for the military. Should I look at doing something to work out pacings or should I stick to what is comfortable or use a pacings calculator?? I did a, just over, 5k run on sunday but it was at a comfortable pace that I could have easily held a converstion during.
Anyway, am going to work out the dates backwards so that I can find out when to start the plan and I will use the time between now and then to just get miles under my feet.
I'm open for suggestions though on if I should cover anything else training wise before the plan starts. I did some fartlek last night, would throwing a few sessions of this in be of any good??
Jeepers, unfortunately I can't change the schedule however much I'd like to be able to. I have spoken to the instructors and it seems that they may be reducing compulsory sessions as it seems the number of people getting injuries is going up which obviously doesn't look good on them. Will see how that pans out though! As for the HM, I have decided on the Basingstoke HM on 7th Oct, har far back should I work for a plan? Would 16 weeks be too long/short
Debra, Are you talking about any particular shake? We have some of the nesquick powder stuff at home for the kids that you just add to milk. Would this suffice or is it the powdered shakes that you buy from nutrition shops/online?
Went for a 5k run yesterday evening. It was intended to be slow (worked out pacings for a slow run) bur came back in and had done it at 10 min/mile rather than the 13 min/mile that was given. It felt that I was running really slow though (could have easily had a conversation on route). I stretched off properly afterwards and have had, for me, a good sleep and feel fine this morning.
Am going to try some interval training later. Not long, just sprinting the width of a football pitch then jogging the length. Maybe 30 mins tops (I bore easily)
Many thanks for the replies though. Seems this community is friendlier than others I have been on.
I think that I worded it wrong. Usually 6 miles is no problem, however I do a lot of other physical exercise during the week and it is quite tiresome, however I can't "drop" this out of the schedule as it is a work programme (I am military).
Normally my week is as follows:
Mon - Steady State Run, usually 5/6 miles x country (am), Football training (pm)
Tues - Fartlek/hills 1hr session or Circuit training. Football training
Wed - No designated running session, Football match
Thursday - Circuit Training
Friday - Loaded march carrying 12 kgs. Usually 4/5 miles in 1hr30mins/Boot run
As for the dehydration I'll be honest and say that over the past week I have been drinking more Red Bull than water which obviousl doesn't help.
Legs are recovering ok now, have stretched them off a bit and will go for a light run later on. Just 5ks,all but a tiny bridge will be flatish. And will keep it steady.