Posted: 27/03/2015 at 17:22
afternoon folks hope you are well and enjoying the warmer weather!!
Iain - Gotta agree with Tom, 6:20 pace for a second half is unbelievable. I'd have thought that would be a one way ticket to the wall but clearly you nailed it. Amazing stuff.
How has this official week back been so far for you training wise?
Malcs - About 6 weeks before my marathon i was beginning to doubt whether i could get near the 3hr mark and then i went out for a run with one of the faster club guys and we did 17 miles at around the 6:20 pace. that allowed me to feel what it was like to run at that speed for a prolonged time so when i ran with that guy in the race and he said he would pick it up to 6:20 i knew i could do it...Training has be ok, only run twice so far this week but total milage is 18 miles so far and i hope to run tomorrow and a longer run on sunday, hopefully end the week on 35-40 miles
Golfer - under most circumstances i would never consider a negative split marathon but i felt strong at 13 miles to thought what the heck.
I put the lack of hitting the wall, down to a new fueling strategy. The beginning of the week of the race I slowly started increasing the amount of carbs i consumed and then by thursday i fueled up as normal till lunch time saturday and then ate what i would normally eat. i prefered the week of carb loading rather then 3 days of heavy foods as i didnt feel as bloated and heavy..i will confirm whether it does work after my next race as ill be adopting the same plan...