Posted: 31/08/2015 at 09:20
Stan & Mr P you are right, the 10 starts after, at 10:30 I think.
The course mirrors the start and finish of the marathon, cuts across a lot sooner obviously, and no outs & backs.
I think I follow a minimal mileage schedule in terms of overall volume that is, peaks at around 40 / 42 / week, couple of 35s, most weeks around 30, BUT I do tweak it, and go long several times, 20+ about 5 times I reckon, including a 25 at 3 weeks [& a day!] out.
I know this works for me ecause I don't have a lot of speed, but I don't lose pace during, so can come through in the final 10K if I need to, love that part.
In the week I do one easy around the 6 mark, up to 8 in a pyramid or progression [often TI miles or 1.5s], one set of HIT reps which can sometimes be on the bike, it's a lot less than many of the schedules, including what Amy went through last year for similar target result.
I did a London bridgeathon yesterday for the first tiem ever, and it was great.
Had to work, so ran down the anal near me to LImehouse basin & over to Tower Bridge, across that, along to Lambeth Bridge via Bankside, over that & along Thames Path to Chelsea Bridge, south and into Battersea Park - actually ended up going to Wandsworth bridge and back north for a final riverside piece before heading north to work.
Starting at 7:30 there was plenty of room and all very pleasant and interesting.
I do stil have a bit of a stiff and numb / weak hamstring/bum situation on the right side, but it has eased quite a bit in itself, and I'm managing the ever changing little knockons like opposite hip, ankle etc.
I console myself that I was more fo a wreck this time last year!
Stan I know what you mean abut the 24 hour thing. I feel drawn to the Wall, and to Race to the Stones, but there are so many reasons not to put myself through it!