Away for a few days skiing, trying to convince myself of the value of the cross training (for a spring marathon) as going to struggle to get any running time in and lost a week before xmas due to illness.
This week meant to do intervals (done), 7M easy, threshold (hoping to fit this in somewhere), 3M easy and a 10km race (will be able to do on sunday).
Can I somewhat 'guilt-free' miss the two easy sessions? I ski around 4 hours a day at an intermediate level.
I get fevers and feel sick for quite significant periods after running if I dont do my nutrition properly before/during/after the run. Recent example was this weekend, did 13 miles which isn't abnormally long for me, but I didn't eat breakfast before. Sickness I think due to acids created when running (and food absorbs them) and fevers are low blood sugar.
Hi all - please feel free to delete me from the table! Have fallen off this website due to work load!
On the plus news ... Richmond HM in October I ran 1:44:40. I followed the RW sub 1:50 half marathon schedule, found increasing to 5 sessions a week helped. Also compared tot he Hackney Half in the summer, the conditions were perfect.
Next target - Paris Marathon sub 4hr. Following the RW schedules again.
Anyone else find it mad how they can't run as fast for as long on a treadmill as they can ouside, especially with the theory that you should run at a 1% incline to make up for air resistance (which I don't do).
For example, my 10km race pace is 12.5km/hr. Was doing 3*1mile intervals this week with 400m jogs between at this pace, actually had to stop for a quick jog mid the last one. Obviously raceday you are a bit recovered and have the buzz to push you but still ... the difference is insane.
Doing Richmond 10km in two weeks in case anyone there.