Also to let you all know I cracked 2 hrs mark in this years Silverstone half marathon @ 1:55. And felt still had something left in the tank.. I was playing it safe as my target was to go just under 2 hours.
I have Maidenhead HM in 4 weeks and I'm planning to do close to 1:50. I recently did a 5 K in 23 min.
Am feeling my right hip a bit somewhere between right hip and hamstring. Any suggestions
Not following any particular one. But its loosely based on the one I followed during my last half marathon, which I got from the ASICS site. For the last few weeks all my runs are between average of 08:30 - 09:30 min/miles, all short runs (4 miles) are under 9 min / mile. The 7+ mile runs are over the 09min 30 sec plus mark. The best i have done in the last few weeks is 4 mile in 33m 40 sec,
I ran my first half marathon (Silverstone) in March 2012 @ 2:09 hrs. I was hoping to crack it under 2 hrs, but as you see I couldn't. I have now another one coming up in October. I would like to do it under 2, if possible.
I have been training 3 dpw (some times 4) clocking around 14 - 18 miles per week, for last 6-7 weeks.I'm not noticing any improvement in my speed or stamina.. on the contrary I'm finding it a bit of struggle even to do above mileage. I don't drink much (10-12 units a week, not every week) and eat healthy, other than work, which involves a bit of travelling (& usual stress), I can't see any reason for me why there should be any improvement. I'm male & 42.
Any suggestion or advise will be greatly received.