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Hi all, deep breath here and a jump into the unknown. Well, not really the unknown, as I've been lurking around for a few weeks (with a post here and there )
I've decided to come out and share my training story with you. Hopefully, we can track how I go along the way. I'm prepared to share a lot of information with you, but won't bore you all with a full on background of me or my sporting history right now. If anybody wants to know anything they can just ask! I'm pretty thick-skinned and ready to take on all advice and constructive criticism! So, some headline bits to get you all started with me...
Weight: 14st 4lb
Running for approximately 1 year
HM: 1:56:47 (27/03/11)
M: 4:51:35 (22/05/11)
I plan to provide updates from each run I do. Sometimes, I may cover a few runs in one post (don't want to spam the board!).
Following advice from a previous thread, I'm going to spend the forseeable future concentrating on the 10k. I found that when I was doing the training for the marathon I was generally running slowly and when I skipped sessions I was skipping the speedwork. I followed the RW garmin-ready schedule for 4:30.My focus was running (jogging/shuffling) for longer, rather than focusing on quality. I now know why more experienced people on here sometimes frown on the "holy grail" of running a marathon to get round. Having rooted around the boards, I wish I'd have found all the advice on here sooner. I think I would have approached the marathon completely differently!!
So, since the marathon I've taken pretty much 3 weeks off. I feel like I'm starting all over again with a fresh approach but will need some help along the way. I'll provide as much/little info as you like from my runs/days. If you want a full breakdown on everything that I eat etc. then you can have it!
No, I'm not very quick. Yes, I'm very heavy for my height (rugby!!) although not as heavy as I was! Yes, I enjoy a bit of banter and invite you all to get on board with this and see where I can go.
My current plan (plagiarised from advice on another thread) is to get back into running for the next 4 weeks and build my mileage back up. First reports coming up!
Thanks for reading and hope to speak with you all soon