Posted: 07/03/2014 at 12:20
Wow - busy people.
Can someone add me to the list ?
April 26th - Crawley Track
May 4th - 3 Forts
May 10th - Bewl Water
Was toying with Richmond park on 18th May but a few folk on here said it was too close to Comrades so I will listen to their more experienced advice.
On the subject of overtraining and might sound like a daft question, but how do you know ?? I am running 6 days a week and have been since last October. I do appear to be on track time wise judging by recent events - Brighton Half and my Tuesday evening Time Trial is going well.......but I had a horrendous run on Sunday - Steying Stinger half. Could only do the half as saving myself for Brighton as a biggy for me (50th mara on 50th birthday). Steyning was so, so muddy and probably a big issue in why my legs felt so tired. It was my slowest ever half and I was exhausted. I did then run a further 7 miles on the flat to nearest train station, to get my miles in.
I am doing Worthing 20 this Sunday and am after a time. Thing is, I am kind of after two things - I want a sub 4 at Brighton for pen time at Comrades (I have sub 4's already to my name) so am focussing on training for that BUT am also running the 6 day Comrade schedule.......I am planning on going for my desired time at Worthing 20 then for the next 4 weeks really almost stepping back into a short marathon plan to ensure I am fresh as I can be for Brighton....then all things being well....will step back into Comrades plan. Does that make sense ???? Last year I used Brighton as a training run but it is really quite important to me this year for a number of reasons.