Posted: 24/02/2014 at 09:50
Hi again folks, Thank you so much for the warm re-welcome and for taking the time to give me such great advice.
To answer a couple of the questions, I'm aiming at a 20k in Windsor on April 19th. It's 4 laps of the rowing lakes. Really I'd rather it wasn't laps - too tempting to cut it short, but that's all I can find for that sort of distance between April 9 and 25. I will be staying in Herts.
The trouble in Spain seemed to be resolved but has now fired up again with more legal grief. We will get there! At least we now have all the docs in our hot little hands!
TD, the stuff you posted looks great, I actually understood! The programme Jema put up looks interesting too and gives me less running days than I'm doing now. Really the question now is how do I put this new found desire for speed, or at least for doing a little more than just making it across the line, into a programme without being lame till Christmas?
Does anybody have experience of a ready made programme that could get me from a very sedate HM to a slightly less sedate marathon? At the moment I think I'll do Windsor on my one pace, just run, Hal Higdon programme, rather than try changing this late in the day. Then I'd like to target a marathon in Octoberish before our Summer really hits (Rach, I have no idea how you have managed in 42 deg C!!)
I understand the basic components of a program but I think I'd like to do my first marathon on a pre-made, pre-tested one and then maybe try tweaking it once I have a bit more experience.
Can't wait to see all your Paris photos. Think I may need to have a virtual concorans here and raise a glass to you all!