Hi Benjamin, I also finished London in 2:43, I was following the Advanced Marathoning +85mile schedule. I got injured in training though and had to take a month off, with a full 18week plan though I'm looking to go under 2:40 this year at the VLM
thanks for the advise Steve, I did a hilly race on Saturday and hit 6.20 for all 6 miles and then comfortable ran an 18miler the day after so I'm a little more confedent I can hit a PB, I'll do as you advise to 15mile and take a rain check.got a couple more fast runs to do and 1 more race to inject some speed into my legs.
Hi, I ran 2.49 at last year VLM following a few mishaps, lost 1min at start and got pacing completely wrong and ran last 6 miles at 6min/mile. I've been training harder this year 80-100miles/week and picked up a few Achilles niggles that have made me miss a few weeks from 16week schedule but more importantly I've not run as many MP paced runs as I've been worrying about Achilles but done 12x15, 2x22, 3x18 and 12x15miles at around 6.45-7.30pace. Do you think I'll see an improvement or should I race 2:49 again, unfortunately I've missed all my race training days (1/2 marathon) to give me an idea of my pace.
Good luck to you all on Sunday, did the VLM last week so I have all the nerves and carbs behind me. Did the Manchester last year and it looks like the course and weather are better for this year. Have a great race, I'll be chearing you all on from Chester Road.
Thanks Misha, never ran in NB before so I'll take a look, I like the sound of 8mm drop.
Thanks DiscountRunner, I'll take a look at swift2feet and let you know, yes I dont know anyone who owns Newtons or if thet are any good. Thanks also for the positive comments on the time, feeling great at the moment as a couple of years ago I was rather tubby!