Posted: 11/11/2007 at 21:08
Stoker & DFD – Congrats on the half performances. Fantastically fast running and very consistent running, extremely impressive.
Stoker – You are spot on with that schedule. I used to do the following:
Monday – Race Training, personal challenge over 5 miles on the same course each week.
Tuesday – Club Night – varies but always quite hard but enjoyable to train in Company.
Thursday – 10 Mile Steady Run or speed session (used to do one week on and one week off)
Saturday – Long Run
Night Nurse – I think you need more speed sessions. I found myself stuck in the 1.43-1.45 range for a while with Half Marathons. Then I put in a load of speed work mid-week while doing marathon training and then in the Inverness Half I set off fast and managed to hang on to it for the race. Those few minutes seem a lot but it can be done. I think the marathon training helps a lot as 13.1 miles seems nothing when you’re looking at 26 on race day.
I had my longest training week in a couple of years. Only 18 miles in total but a long way for me. I ran 6.3 miles today in 55 minutes, slow but it was cold and windy and I made it back without injury which is the top priority for me.
Happy running posse