I have decided I would like to runa marathon this year, and at the moment my sights are on the Florence Marathon in November. Why not.
My beloved neice died two weeks ago from an unexplained heart attack and I would like to run for CRY, a charity for these deaths.
I ran an off road half in March and it was great, no problems (2.20), and have been faffing about running a little bit here and tnere since then.
So now I am sitting down looking at the reality of planning tne training and its pretty confusing, different plans saying dofferent things.... I like the ones that say you can do it on three runs a week! With two samll kids, its not easy to find the time....and yeah i may just be a bit scared and worried about whether i can do this.
i would love to hear some advice from other marathoners as to how to formulate and stick to a plan... I would like to have a plan a bit like this:
1. Club night (usually tempo or fartlek)
2. 30 min run
3. Long run
4. Swim /pilates session
what you reckon? Upping the milage in the long runs and mixing up the short runs sometimes with hills/intervals.
One other thing..anyone in the Brighton area doing anything similar?
I dont understand the countryside! Today I thought I would do a nice 40 odd minutes on footpaths in the countryside (yes I am a city girl). Studied the OS map, had my iPhone... But 2 hours later I managed to find my car again (after having to flag down a horse rider!) , covered in dirt and nettle stings!
Yes it was kind of great. But how do I get to know WHERE to run? Footpaths that are boggy fields or impenetrable jungles... let alone my sense of direction letting me down!!!
I love being out in nature and want ot do it more but I cant keep spending half the day being lost.