Posted: 02/01/2016 at 22:14
Rob - you are right. It is only 38 miles per week so should have been easy .....
I must compare this to the last few years as I know it was a big step up in miles. Hopefully I have left something in the tank for the spring marathon and do not spend all the training recovering.
Marathon training starts in a weeks time and I am going to train for 12 weeks. Will base this on the Hanson's plan that i followed last year. Must put this into a spreadsheet in the next day or so.
Shame about NYE and everything that followed. No wonder you did not make it to the park run. As we had a gang in the house we went over to Kite Hill on Hampstead Heath to watch the London fireworks. There were 100's of people milling about and it was a nice way to see in the NY. Got to bed at 3am so when I stirred briefly at 8.30am I just turned over and told myself not to be silly. NYD was a slow day.
Glad that you got a run in later in any case.
Ali - 1200 miles is a good solid year. Agree that setting a mileage target is tough when so many things can get in the way. I only decided on the 2015 mile challenge in the middle of October when I realised that it was possible.
You have had a fab year of running and am looking forward to reading about loads of good races this coming year.
Well done on your 4 mile PB. Another PB.
Elle - interesting what you say about the long run. The Damsons plan maxes out at either 16m or 18m. But there are no 22 or 22m long runs as some do. I am sure that Carter will have a thing or too to say about this when he next pops in for a chat.
Good to see the training is going well and that you are managing all the social media commitments. I find it hard enough at times just to post on a single thread !!
And yes am sure that Richard (Rob) will keep us informed. Still chuckling about that.
Got my first run of 2016 in today. Damp but not raining too hard and still running in shorts, I managed 10.3 miles.