Posted: 11/03/2015 at 22:28
So, shock horror, I actually need some running advice! ( it feels slightly wrong to type that whilst sitting here with a glass of wine after a rather long day at work, and absolutely no running, but there you go!).
I've gone public with my 'race' plans and have got my first sponsorship money so now I feel I need to get a little bit serious about how to get this thing done. So...35 miles in about 7 weeks. Last week I did a long run of 14 miles, and 38 miles total. This week I've done a long run of 18 miles (the furthest I've ever run!!), and will try and get another one or 2 shorter runs in. I'm not sure how long my long run should get, or quite how many miles I should try and do - any advice? Realistically I won't be able to get in more than 3 runs a week due to our work, but hopefully one of those can be as long as I want - or can manage!
I also need some kind of bag to carry water, a map, phone, but I hate running with rucksacks. Has anyone tried a cheap running vest bag thing like the decathlon ones? The race is in May so I don't anticipate having to carry lots of spare clothes, so I don't think I need anything too big.
Any advice welcomed!