Posted: 25/01/2015 at 16:59
Hi all- I'm back today after a week's ski trip. We missed our flight yesterday, so ended up getting back 12 hours later than expected ( and £600 poorer, having had to buy new tickets, and pay for a hotel).
Got out for a MLR- 12 miles - at lunchtime today- my legs don't feel too bad_ I've often found I get niggles when coming back after a ski trip- it's usually PF or ITBS- don't know why ( it's not as if I overdo the ski-ing, more effort/ time is spent eating and drinking!).
So- my next marathon is in march- hilly ( Loch Katrine) but it's basically a trainig run for the ultra in april. I need to get going now with the training, so am going to try to get in 2 spin sessions, plus 4 days runninng per week- I fall apart if I move up to 5 runs per week, so this is the best I can do, traiing- wise. My weekly mileages always pale in comparison to all of you guys, but I've managed to shuffle my way round a few marathons and ultras now, despite never consistently managing more thatn 30 mpw.
I've tried doing a lot of very slow miles, - not impressed by that , as I seem to just get slower, so I'm planning to do more hills and more intervals this time round...........we'll see.
Great runnnig from everyone despite what sound like horrible conditions in most of the UK last week.
Did someone describe a 3:24 marathon as slow???-That's about my 5k pace!