Posted: 27/08/2014 at 18:15
After a couple of failed sub 3:00 attempts this spring I have hit the trails and fells hard and lack long road runs. Loved the off road stuff but mentally like the challenge that specific road distance and times give.
I am trying again for sub 3:00 at London next year- after a poor London this year I entered the robin hood marathon (as a rebound?)
I pretty much forgot about the Robin Hood marathon and just enjoyed the off road running. Then realising it's only 4 weeks away I thought I would test my legs on the road- 15.5 miles at 6:45 mm pace last weekend. My other road runs since June have been 22, 18 and 17 miles all at 7:30mm or slower pace.
Was quite pleased with this weekends run and now thinking could have a go at a sub3:10 pb at RH.
I have ran av of 55 miles a week since June but mainly off road and running most days I guess my av run distance has been about 8 - 11 miles.
Too little long runs and too little road for a road marathon?? What do you think? Just to add I ran over 12 20+ mile runs earlier this year but that was pre June