Thanks Wenterrapin, I have cleared the day tomorrow so plan to do between 13-15 miles and see how I feel. the stupid thing is I trained for London last year in 11 weeks and my base fitness was no where near the level it is now. Will let you know how I get on tomorrow with my very slow long run.
Haven't been on here for ages, well life has thrown in a few curve balls over the last few weeks with illness, work, family problems etc and unfortunately running has been the last of my priorities.
The longest run I have done since the new year was 10 miles at race pace two weeks ago and although I have been maintaining 4 runs a week and a boxercise class my long runs have just had to go on hold.
Realistically can I still get match fit for Brighton in 9 weeks?
I have a half marathon next week which will be a good indicator and have booked a 20 mile race for mid march.
I hate starting something that I don't finish but I am suffering with real self doubt that I can get ready in time.
To be honest I think somewhere around 4:30 would be good and is fairly realistic with a consistent 2hr HM time. I run with my Mum and we really enjoy running events together, we start together and finish together and never put any pressure on each other.
I like the idea of the 14 week runners world plan will google it now. We are on holiday for 10 nights over Christmas so running maybe limited a bit.
Well its been a while since I have been on here life has seriously got in the way but the running has been good over the last couple of weeks but I think I have caught up with all the posts on here. Hope anyone suffering injuries/illness get better soon and well done to all those training
I feel seriously confused as to when to start training, I only found out that I was running VMLM this year on the 28th January and so the training plan was obvious.
I have absolutely no idea when to start training properly for Brighton. I do a long run of between 10-14 miles each week with 3 shorter runs (varying distance depending on life!) during the week.
When do I start marathon training and what plan should I follow?