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Can you train for a marathon on two runs a week

Posted: Today at 10:47

I have run a few marathons.  I do a couple of hard interval sessions of around 45 minutes each, 2 or 3 spin classes (one endurance of 90 minutes), strength training/weights when I can and I do one long run (14+ miles) or long, hilly bike ride every week.  About 6-8 weeks prior to the actual marathon event I will make sure I do a long run every weekend, building from 14 miles up to around 20/21 miles 3 weeks prior.

I have to mix my training completely up.  When I followed a marathon training plan which seemed to be 90% running related, I got injured.  Everyone is different, but I think he might struggle if he doesn't build a good cardio and endurance base.  There are so many more knowledgeable people who know what they're talkign about on this forum though.  I'm a mere novice in comparison, but do a lot of endurance events.

To treadmill or not to treadmill

Posted: 16/10/2014 at 08:27

Ha ha ha.  Very good Mokshaeight.

fitness levels

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 12:50

Taken me years to listen to my body.  I had last week off because of thsi silly cold virus (sweats, shivers, aches, sore throat).  Almost totally recovered now and yesterday eased back into training and reckon by end of the week I'll be back where I elft off.  Potential shin splints on the other hand can take weeks/months to recover from if you are not careful.  I would limit any immediate impact exercise and get booked in to a physio, someone who can assess you.  I've been fortunate enough never to have suffered from shin splints.  My shins might sometimes be a bit sore when I've done a long run, but then I just don't run for a few days, so that I give them chance to recover.  Personally, I wouldn't just ignore it and keep running.

To treadmill or not to treadmill

Posted: 15/10/2014 at 08:27

I will occasionally use the treadmill if the pavements are covered in sheet ice in the winter time, or it's piddling down and blowing a hooley.  I can only do a max of 30 minutes though as find it quite boring.  If the treadmill beckons, it's ALWAYS interval training.

new to running and looking to buy some entry level bits - need advice

Posted: 09/10/2014 at 09:47

The only thing I would add, is make sure you buy some decent, comfortable socks to go with your sparkly, shiny, new trainers.  Other than that, enjoy all the fresh air.

London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: 07/10/2014 at 13:59

Goji, sounds like you do similar training to me.  I don't really run very far during the week.  I mix my training completely up and do a long run at the weekends. I will do sprint intervals, hill reps, plyometrics, strength/weight training and spinning/cycling.  When I did my first marathon and followed a marathon training guide, it was too much running for me and I became injured.  I learned so much from that experience though, and now listen to my body.  Msut admit, since mixing the training completely up, my times have slowly come down.

London Marathon 2015 - 4hrs 22 mins 00 secs

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 11:50

I'm in for London.  Have The Greensand marathon at end of this month first (tough one).  Did my last long training run yesterday for it.  19.6 miles (10 of which were off road, hilly-ish and sandy.  3 hours, 10 mins.  Hoping that as London is flat-ish I can get just under 4 hours 22.  Will try and aim for anything between 4 hours 15 and 4 hours 20.

Best first ultra event........

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 11:08

Thank you.  Will take a look at all those mentioned above.

Recommend a good 45/50 mile Ultra for April / May 2015

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 09:01

  Thank you again.

London Marathon 2015

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 09:00

Surprisingly I'm in! 

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