Posted: 19/05/2015 at 11:58
Chicksta - I take tablets which I'd already been doing but I was taking them with breakfast and dairy based products can interfere with iron absorption so I'm going to try taking them last thing at night to see if that makes a difference.
This is my fifth week of HADD training so I'm not really expecting to see any great improvement for a while yet but it would be nice if running 'easy' actually felt like 'easy'!
After much consideration I think I'll be doing a local marathon in September but wanted to get the maximum gains from HADD training. I've put together a plan which averages 45-50 miles a week and has one sub-LT run per week. All the rest of the running will be easy. Does this sound OK? My aim is simple (!) - to run a 10m/m marathon and prove to myself that I can hold a steady pace for the full 26.2 miles and finish feeling relatively strong. And get a time that's under 4hrs30! I have another 3 weeks before I would start this plan so no sub-LT runs before then. Am I trying to run too fast too soon?!