Posted: 09/02/2015 at 18:25
Hoping for a bit of advice. I'm in the dilemma of following the 12 week P&D schedule but have entered a few races from now until Manchester Marathon, the first one being a half marathon next week. I realise I'm going to have to sacrifice some weekly mileage so I'm not turning up to the race completely ruined, so I was wondering what you would do, for example which sessions you would reduce/drop from this weeks scheduled plan;
Thu- 5mi Recovery
Fri-10mi LT with 5 miles 15k/HM pace
Sat - 5mi Recovery
Sun - 18mi LR
With Sunday's Half Marathon in mind, I plan to do an extra 5 'warm down' miles to take it to 18. I planned on resting tomorrow (Mon) having done 20 today. Tuesday I planned on doing a LT session, or I tend to mix it up and do some mile or kilometre reps. Wednesday I plan doing 15 miles and possibly the 13 mile slot on the Thursday. Having said that, I think with the race coming up, should I drop the 13 miler on Thursday? Drop down to lower mileage/or just run the full 13 very easy? I then plan to do 5 recovery miles on Friday, and rest Saturday before the (hilly) half marathon on Sunday. Does that sound reasonable? Naturally I hope to be getting in as much mileage as possible, but hope to turn up to Sunday's race feeling fresh and raring to go!