Posted: 21/03/2016 at 09:59
Morning all home tired but very happy total injury list 4 blisters and a left shin that's a bit sore which I think it ok.
As this is a "proper training thread" Well most of the time I hope the following helps especially the Men as we are so poor at this
This week I have learnt more about pacing than at any time in my running life so here are a few facts
1) My fastest half marathon of the week was also my slowest marathon following the usual blow up at 21 miles. This marathon also contained my fastest mile of the week
2) The next 5 I used a 8/2 run walk from start to finish overall these were nearly all equal splits with the half marathon all within 3 minutes of one another end result all with 5 minutes of each other. In all 5 the last mile was 1 of the quickest
3) On the final day I decided to run again partly due to the shin mentioned above as hurt when I started but also to see what happened. 2nd slowest of the week which is hardly a shock but running even slower that the other days was still harder than the "treat" of a walk in 8 minutes time
Result in 4 weeks time I have my next marathon and will be giving run/walk a go for a sub 4 plenty of time to work on tactics as having at least 2 weeks off