Vicky Yello

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Next training program

Posted: 17/04/2015 at 08:32

I've picked up Advanced Marathoning!

Next training program

Posted: 13/04/2015 at 20:34

I've just followed the RW ultimate sub 4mile training program and ran 3:57 relatively comfortably.

I've read that sticking to the same style of program doesn't lead to long term development and also the RW sub 3:45 seems very similar to the sub 4 so am looking to use a new program.

I enjoy variety in my runs (the previous program had speed/hills and threshold running every week) and am happy to do a peak milage of around 55 miles in a 16-20 week program.

Any suggestions?

Many thanks in advance.

Skiing as a cross training

Posted: 30/12/2014 at 11:42

Away for a few days skiing, trying to convince myself of the value of the cross training (for a spring marathon) as going to struggle to get any running time in and lost a week before xmas due to illness.

This week meant to do intervals (done), 7M easy, threshold (hoping to fit this in somewhere), 3M easy and a 10km race (will be able to do on sunday).

Can I somewhat 'guilt-free' miss the two easy sessions? I ski around 4 hours a day at an intermediate level.

Sugar or blood pressure drop?

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 14:58

I get fevers and feel sick for quite significant periods after running if I dont do my nutrition properly before/during/after the run. Recent example was this weekend, did 13 miles which isn't abnormally long for me, but I didn't eat breakfast before. Sickness I think due to acids created when running (and food absorbs them) and fevers are low blood sugar.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 29/12/2014 at 14:52

Races I am doing on the run up to Paris Marathon:

4th Jan 10km Regent Park

1st Feb HM Watford

22nd Feb HM Richmond

Got a barking cough atm which doesn't help!



Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 23/12/2014 at 12:40

Hi all - please feel free to delete me from the table! Have fallen off this website due to work load!

On the plus news ... Richmond HM in October I ran 1:44:40. I followed the RW sub 1:50 half marathon schedule, found increasing to 5 sessions a week helped. Also compared tot he Hackney Half in the summer, the conditions were perfect.

Next target - Paris Marathon sub 4hr. Following the RW schedules again.

Best of luck all.  

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 13:49

Anyone else find it mad how they can't run as fast for as long on a treadmill as they can ouside, especially with the theory that you should run at a 1% incline to make up for air resistance (which I don't do).

For example, my 10km race pace is 12.5km/hr. Was doing 3*1mile intervals this week with 400m jogs between at this pace, actually had to stop for a quick jog mid the last one. Obviously raceday you are a bit recovered and have the buzz to push you but still ... the difference is insane.

Doing Richmond 10km in two weeks in case anyone there.  

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 07/08/2014 at 11:11

Yeah I'm a bit confused .... isn't legs on a chair harder? I'm am also trying to master press ups.

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 12:28

I'm definitely heavy footed and I've read that it knackers your legs out quicker so I'm trying to reduce foot contact with the ground time and land slightly further forwards. Also its something to think about on the more boring miles!

Sub 50min 10k/Sub 1h 50 half marathon

Posted: 06/08/2014 at 10:12

Hello all - back in training this week after a month off. (during that month doing an 8-10mile run and a speed session and a couple of body pump classes a week).

So next half marathon is October, the Richmond half and following the RW 12 week plan. Doing Brixton 10km on 24th Aug.

Week started well given the month of partying and less focused exercise.

Mon - 600m (200m jog) *4 (plus warm up/down) at 10km pace (12.5km/hr)

Tue - 4miles with 2miles fartlek between 11.5 km/hr and 13.5 km/hr and some weights

Wed - will be 4miles easy and weights

Concentrating on improving technique a lot this time ... lighter footed, hamstring rather than quad driven and more focused arms mostly. Its creating a slightly sore ankle and ball of foot atm but nothing concerning.


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