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Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: Yesterday at 19:55

8km done, legs felt tight. bought a roller so will give that a good go tomorrow

Too heavy for Sub20 5k

Posted: Yesterday at 11:44

Interesting thread, as you can see from my photo i am no spring chicken and over weight, although running has allowed me to lose 2 stone. 

I run now at 12st 4 to 12st 6, and i prefer to be at 12st for my races. If i can hold my weight under 12 i would be delighted, the problem being is i like to eat nom nom nom.

Interesting though about 1lbs = 2 seconds a mile.

I have the GNR next weekend and need to lose 3 or 4 lbs before the race. 

4lbs x 2 seconds x 13 miles = 2 minutes.

I need my 2 mins to help me beat my current PB of 2hrs 9mins xx seconds.

Lettuce for tea tonight.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 02/09/2015 at 19:44

Repeats done, it felt strange, running was fine, stamina fine, breathing fine, but my legs had no energy in them. I expect that is about right though as the taper is now just starting and the energy over the next 10 days will return.

Almost down to my 12 stone goal, just 2 or 3 pounds to go now. So i need to watch what i eat now as i enter taper (i remember that much  ).

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 30/08/2015 at 16:29

A good LSR today, km's 4 and 13 are the stairs as usual so naturally slower as i go round and round and get no distance on the watch.

Felt good and feet were also good and nice times as well without being too fast,

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 14:10

YAY taper time .

Thanks LG, getting close now. All looking good at this end, even though my legs are tired now, but the freshness will be back after taper. At least i am starting to understand the process now which is good from a mental point of view. I remember last year i was worried i had only run 16km and didnt think i would make the 21km. This year i know i will be in a place come race day.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 12:32

Cheers Gary,

15mins for 5km??? fooking hell !!!

Speed work is not new, but i have not done as much as what i am doing at the moment. 

Historically, even last June, i was building distance from 10km to Half Marathon for the 2014 GNR and then the Manchester Marathon having only reached 16km ever before the GNR. So pretty much all my work has been building distance until April 2015. After a lul due to recovering from the Marathon, we built up a little speed for the Manchester 10km but that race was poor due to weather.

I had the base stamina from the last 12 months and so the last 8 weeks we have keep the distance work for a half and introduced more speed work.

Definately going in the right direction but not sure if the GNR will see a PB due to weather crowds, but i know i am capable of a PB if the conditions are right. I KNOW i am faster and really happy with the way it is going.

Back the feet though, no i have had this issue before, it is due to having feet like a duck hehehe.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 21:29

Tonights hills went well, i was shattered after the first one, but my breathing settled down and i managed all 12 with a slow jog back down rather than walking which was good. Definately not got a lot left in the legs now which from what you seem to be saying is the idea anyway.

10km easy will be interesting to see what speed i can do, i expect the lower end of the time frame but who knows i might have enough to do it at the top end. Most definately though i know i am faster than i was and my stamina is better also so come race day i hope to get a pleasing result but it wont be easy with so many runners.

Jenga's Training Plan

Posted: 26/08/2015 at 20:56
Ok Pete, still ache a little on runs but not as painful, more work needed. Did hills again tonight and was encouraged by my efforts but my legs are pretty much sapped of energy, looking forward to taper now.

Increaing general pace

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 23:17

Clee is great and so is our keeper Coburn. Sorry i dont know any Slough players hehehe.

What to drop from training for last few weeks before first HM?

Posted: 25/08/2015 at 23:15

I am not expert but:-

Drop your park runs completely and reduce the LSR especially the 22km one, that can easily go to 16km. The 12.5km tempo is too long, drop it to 8 km and do tempo for 5km of that.


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