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Minimum number of runs a week during marathon training?

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 20:00
It's my bike - used to do a lot of biking but that's gone by the wayside over the last couple of years. Should probably change it to something running related!

Minimum number of runs a week during marathon training?

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 08:31

There's a book, Run Less, Run Faster, that has plans incorporating cross training. I bought it a few years ago but decided against it as I'd rather just run. It's curre sitting on my book shelf gathering dust, so if you want it feel free to PM me. Happy for it to go free to a new home!

Interval Training

Posted: 30/04/2016 at 07:09

I'm currently following a plan from Pfitzinger and Latter's book, Serious Road Racing. Although I was running faster previously, I lost my speed last year as I had 5 months off through injury and did nothing during this time other than yoga and Pilates.

I've followed the 12 week 5 k plan - the easiest being up to 45 miles a week - and have just completed my first tune up race. I ran my best time since the end of 2014. 

I'd recommend trying their plan if you can commit to 5 runs a week as the combination of consistent mileage and targeted speed sessions should bring your times down. 

Negative split marathons

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 20:33

I've run 7 marathons and for the first 6 struggled and lost up to 10 minutes usually on the last 6 miles.

For my 7th I followed the Pfitzinger & Douglas 12 week/55 mile plan, aimed for my second sub-4 marathon and ended up with 3:45 and some seconds, with a 9 minute negative split. I was delighted and finished feeling strong. Could I have gone faster? Who knows???

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 23/04/2016 at 16:27

parkrun today, very pleased with my time as I got down to 21:49 (best time since Nov '14) and took a fair whack off my last run of 22:32  A bit of consistency in training appears to be paying off! 

Looking for a plan

Posted: 31/03/2016 at 06:33

The D33 website has training advice no a plan for newbies. I've never used it but know others that have. It's worth a look (although the mileage might need an increase to get you to the 40 mile ultra) as it shows the back to back long runs as key.

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 20:53

First consistent month of training in a while. Hopefully it'll continue into next month. We've done well, but just haven't quite matched the high mileage of the Fetchies - well done folks! 

How do you get a signed medical certificate to run in France

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 06:44

Previously my GP signed the Paris certificate but recorded on it that it had been 'completed from medical notes with no physical examination of the patient.'

I guess that gets around the comeback as essentially it's saying to this date she's been grand.

Cramp prevention

Posted: 22/03/2016 at 06:41

I've used Elete in the past and found it was really good. Recommended it to a few running buddies who have also liked it - replaces the salts without any extra sugar, and is very portable if you choose not to put it in yiur water ahead of running.

What's your worst gear?

Posted: 20/03/2016 at 20:17

Like Caz, I can't get it fastened at the back if I pull it over my head. Stupid bloody thing!

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