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Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 17:36

JJ, that's what training runs are for

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 15:06

JJ, all you had to do was make it round, so well done; no-one was expecting that to feel good.  Chances are the last part of the marathon will also feel pretty bad , but you'll make it.

I think if you pace yourself properly you'll come in under 5:00, but 4:30 would be a step too far this time round (Next year maybe ).

Race day you'll be better fuelled, but also you will have tapered so you'll last the distance, no worries (but don't do anything crazy between now and the race!).

This week -

1 x 5k easy,

1 x 8k easy

LSR 20k (that will feel so short!)

Feel free to include the swim but only push to about 80% effort compared to normal.

 

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 25/03/2015 at 22:01

Heart rate looking good too

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 08:47

JJ - a couple of things.  The next three weeks are really about just gently reducing distances so that you are fresh and well-rested ahead of the event, but at the same time keeping your legs turning over at the right pace.  It's important that you don't push pace now, you'll be feeling great and full of energy but you have to resist temptation.

On race day - its up to you.  Think about what gives you a stitch and avoid doing that - whatever it is.  Usually food is involved somewhere.  Also remember you will probably need a toilet somewhere along the route and factor that in.

Too soon to tell what the weather will be like so hard to gauge on hydration, but more people over-hydrate than under-hydrate.

On pacing - personally I prefer not to run with a pacer because I do better starting very slow and then speeding up.  Running with a pacer that is on the edge of your capability can make you overdo the 1st half, burning you in the second half.  Every second too fast you go in the first half you will pay double for in the last 10k.  So I'd recommend that you start with the pacer but really monitor how you feel and if AT ALL stretched, then back off until you are comfortable.  Or start with the next group down and overtake in the final quarter.

But lets see how this weekend goes before deciding.

 

 

 

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 17:24

JJ, yes, 21.x miles will do just fine.  You are already just fine actually, the race itself will be hard work if course, but you'll get there .

Now don't do anything silly....

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 14:48

No worries JJ, job done.  Rest tomorrow, see how you go Tuesday.

You need to do -

8k easy

5k easy

and 34k LSR next weekend. 

So you decide which days to run, except make sure to rest the day before the LSR.

 

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 08:34

JJ, that's fine but NO MORE FAST UNTIL I SAY SO!

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 19:18
JJ, I agree - don't risk it

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 07:04
Only one very long, then 3 week taper

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 15/03/2015 at 19:56

Good job JJ.

Recovery week -

Monday // Tuesday - swim / rest

Wednesday 5k easy

Friday 8k easy

Sunday 20k LSR

There's no such thing as too slow a LSR at this stage.  Perfect.

 

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