Posted: 20/01/2015 at 09:30
Formaggio. I'd expect to run a 20 miler on the Sunday before. Then a half on Sunday 15th March, Another half on Sunday 22nd, then another 20 miler on Sunday 29th with a chunk of it at marathon pace. Thing is, the marathon is my A race, and despite it being the perfect time to run a shiny new half pb, I will see how I feel nearer the time. If I am feeling quite fatigued (and there is a good chance I will be) then I would back off one or both of the halves by 10% turning them into hard tempo runs and giving up an attempt at a pb so that I give my absolute very best in the race that counts. Have to see how the next 6 weeks go.
Agent Penguin. Hope you have a cracking Seville fella. Why don't you join the BCRC group on Garminconnect. Tricky Dicky posted the hyperlink to it a few days back. I'm not sure how to.
5 miles "downhill training run" today. It starts with an longish decent uphill and then the longest steepest downhill in the area. Really wanted to smash it and I still call it a tempo run despite only 7:22 / 145bpm. With the slippery sections and generally quite a busy route with peds and side streets, lights, main roads etc, it was impossible to floor it for more than 20-30 metres at a time. Still, I have another opportunity to trash my quads at the track tonight. Dannir and Running Rodent have already warned me about the downhill sections at Boston, but It dawned on me that I need to up the ante. Apparently, the last 5 miles are downhill and while that sounds like you could coast home, all I hear is that people say how much it hurts and it took them by surprise and how they will do so much more quad strengthening next time. I'm a bit scared