Posted: 08/03/2014 at 21:34
Shush Simon, was just about to post that! I might actually do more miles than Chic this weekend - if cycling not included.
Minni good luck tomorrow, I like laps so reckon it will be good. Enjoy.
Chic, 12m run, 12m biking AND 22m tomorrow. Respect!
Ps. I knew what Furman was, remember I run 3 times a week often, occasional 4 + cross training.
Barry, if 3 runs didn't work, and 6 seems too much, 4-5 as starting point?I'm sure as Minni suggested a coach would spot the odd time you're over tired and pull you back. Gotta be worth a try doing a little less though.. Mr Mellor is ??30 a month by the way
Bolton Hill marathon finished in 4h 33.
Good day's running, tough course, really had to concentrate.
Very muddy XC in parts, long hard technical rocky sections (I managed to trip and cut knees), and then some big hills really worked hams & quads really hard. Energy levels dipped a bit at 13-14m quads sore with hills, but then felt fine after 16 ish. Maybe Kanadia tread a little heavy but grip needed for the muddy bits.
At 18 miles started to catching up vests I'd seen go past earlier and even power walking up hills caught loads then really got going at 22-23 miles whizzed past 20-30 people, really runnable trails doing 8-9mm. Nice sprint finish.
Legs feel good now (thanks to strength work at gym and sessions with JM), iced legs, compression gear on in car, then spa jets when got back - eating reheated pasta in the bath, v bad/ good
. Anyway as part of Comrades training, going to see what legs do when pushed past their limits.
This was Bolton day 1. Doing Day 2 tomorrow.