Posted: 15/09/2016 at 01:12
I have signed up to my Asics Thank you Ant McNeil and have a Training plan for 4:16:38 Marathon on 2 April, 2017.
Looking at the times in the Getting faster section, my quickest run will be 5mi Fast 9:17???8:43 pace.
My best 10K this year was 55.26 without a lot of training, that's 8:57 pace.
I will stick to this plan and have started it today. I will work on pace JD 41 thank you, as I have in the past just concentrated on running gentle and completing the run.
I have heard though, that if my pace improves over the course of training that Asics will ask me if I would like to alter my marathon target time.
I am going to train hard, and focus more on nutrition as well.
When I started training last year for Chester Marathon,I joined my works gym and the manager is also a qualified nutritionist.
I did ask her for advice on cramping, as I had had bad cramps in my hamstrings, never in calves.
She advised me that I should take a couple of electrolyte tablets on the morning of my run, and only drink water along the way.
This was working well, and even my 20 mile long run I never had a cramp.
On race day I took the tablets and carried on taking water at every station, then as I got to 16 mile I was tempted into drinking a lucozade sport drink ( It just looked so refreshing)
at 17 miles my hamstrings were cramped so tight, it was painful.
my nutritionist did mention something about glucose deficiency, and how me not training with a sugar based drink in mt training and then glugging one down at 16 miles, my body just zapped the glucose.
I'm not sure what happened to be honest, but I will train with just taking water and maybe a gel along the way.
This is a good read....