Last week I managed a 3.90 miles at 9:11(some high intensity), then 13.14 miles at 10:54 (managed to run slowly for once! 2:23 was as slow as I could run) and finally 2.43 miles at 8:21 pace(some high intensity). Last night I ran 2.46 miles but it was cold so I ran 7:08 pace. Tomorrow I look forward to the same 13 mile or so route as last week! Tuesdays seem to be my Sundays due to shift patterns at the moment.
Does anyone have any advice for "race pace"? I'm not too sure how to make sure I crack the timing on race day! I'm concerned I might physically be able to run a 1:50 half marathon but not be prepared mentally and run too slowly!
Thank you Debra. A lot of people seem to be be saying that they wish they had tried longer distances at a younger age. Maybe I (age 22) will venture into some longer runs over the next year or so. I guess it's just a case of grabbing some gels, some water and running for as long as I can, right?
5 months ago I started running a few times a week. I loved it.
I have a problem. I can't get myself into a routine. Sometimes I'll not run for a week and when I go out again I can REALLY feel it.
My solution was to sign up for a race. I work 12 hour shifts with a 4-on, 4-off shift pattern which leaves me with few weekends free (and sometimes getting home from work has me reaching for a hot water bottle and pyjamas instead of trainers!). I signed myself up for the afforementioned half marathon on the 16th March.
Using mapmyrun on my iPhone I have run 12.5 miles in 1h50m (about a month ago) and 10km in 45 minutes (2 weeks ago). As I mentioned before, I would not say that I have really done any training.
Could anyone PLEASE advise me on the sort of training I should be doing over the next (eeeeek!) 3 weeks in the lead up to the event. I was hoping to manage a 1:50 but with my sheer laziness of recent weeks I'm not sure I can manage it.
Thanks in advance for any replies!
[Already posted this in the training section but thought I'd put it here because I'm a beginner!]
I don't mean to hijack this thread but is it normal for people to go from half marathons up to ultra distances without doing any 26.2's? I'm 22 and have never run more than 13 miles at once and presumed I would have to push my distances a little more before attempting a long race!