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RunningRaRa - sounds like a good plan.
Suarez-7 - I was just writing that I've never been as excited as starting a schedule as I have been starting this one! Only on week 2 at the moment so my 'long' runs are considerably shorter than yours
Ha ha - look what the postman's just brought me - my instant Marathon Kit!
What else could I possibly need (apart from another 14 weeks training???!)
Hi all, has anyone considered doing some interval training stuff?? There's some good plans with interval training on runners world.
I did an interval session yesterday, 1 mile warm up, 1 mile at 7 min miles, 2 minute jog recovery. This is then repeated 3 times. I felt more knackered after the interval session than after a 10 mile steady run and it really got the blood pumping. suggest everyone has a go. ive read it helps build up speed and stamina???
glad everyone is looking forward to there long runs, im doing a 16 miler on saturday but gonna avoid those blooming hills.
cregmallin - wow, that's a much bigger challenge dealing with your ankle, hope it all goes well for you. You're right about listening to your body and backing off, I thought I was being really careful but will be even more so now. My goals are to make it to the line injury free and then get round. I'm not chasing a time, I just want to enjoy the experience.
black & tabby - nice delivery from the postman, that makes it seem much more real!!
did 3miles yesterday evening after work as instructed on my plan.......absolutely pooped after, whats that all about ??? did nine miles on sunday felt brilliant something wrong somewhere. Think I am going to have to eat my jelly beans on my short runs !!!!! Must admit I am loving the challenge of the long runs going to do 11 [ I hope !!] on Sunday. Hope everyone is ok.
thanks for that, has made me feel a lot better
Morning all! Well, there are some interesting injuries popping up all over the place aren't there?! Hugs to anyone with a hurty bit.
Calf news - after 4 days of resting it feels okay. A bit of a niggle, feels like it needs a good stretch! So not quite right yet, but not the disaster I feared, i think! I'll still hold off from running for a bit, I'd rather it healed properly than risk it. But looking good!
Ow-ey to the knee RunningRaRa - is this an old injury resurfacing? Hooray to reaching the county border though!
Len - take it easy on that calf! But glad its feel so much better
Philippa - maybe its because your short run was after work, whereas your long run was at the weekend???
Just had the worst run I think I've ever had. Just 40 mins, but first my right shin was hurting, then my left calf, then just felt very tired and disspirirted. The second half was better, after I'd had a little talk to my legs (I think I'm going mad!!) Ah well - back home again and I've ticked it off. I guess if there aren't any worse than that I'll be okay.
Black and Tabby: think you are prob right about my rubbish run on tuesday, just come back from 4 and a bit mile run and did feel much better, had the day off today, and it was so nice just to get out and in the light !!
Len: hope all stays ok with you , but take it easy when you start back running
RunningRaRa: how is your knee ?
Training is going ok Monday 6 miles, Wed rest , Thursday 6 again and am off work tomorrow so am hoping to do 14 -15,am running with a friend, dont normally run with people but am hoping it will be alright, have noticed a big difference going to the gym, legs seem to last a lot longer before giving up
Suarez - it is just a case of good and bad days, last week i managed a steep hill for the first time and yesterday i had to walk the last bit,
I walk bits all the time - I live in a very hilly area and some of them are in the first mile, but I don't wantt o exhaust myself on the way out of the door! Ijust shrug and get on with it - as long as I'm moving forwards, it's fine.
CalfWatch (part 5) - fels good this morning! No pain at all, maybe just feels a tad tight? Might give it a small jog at the weekend, and see how I feel.
I agree, as I have written before, come the Big Day we will all be BRILLIANT ! !
evening all, completed a 16 mile run this morning. Felt ok as well so happy. jumped in the sea after and the cold water has really helped my legs recover, most people thought i was a nutter, but needs must.
has anyone tried any gels or sports beans, gonna start experimenting soon, any opinions out there????????
Suarez-7 : 40,000 people !!!!!! oh my didn't realise there were that many of us.... how on earth am I going to find my other half at the finish ??? really really scared now
Jon well done 16 miles and jumping in the sea brrrrrrr bet that was cold. Going to try 11 miles tomorrow fingers crossed ..... but will not be jumping the sea after !
hello you lovely lot
Everyone seems to be doing very well with the mileage and injuries are recovering nicely
Went out with friend and did 10miles yesterday, really injoyed the company and the miles just flew by, it certainly makes a difference chatting rather then listening to music and also got shown more country routes, went to gym after to do strengthening on the legs, muscles ached this morning getting out of bed,
Am hoping to go for a very gentle run tomorrrow but not too sure how far to run ??
@Sureaz7 - I get the same thing when I tell them that i'm doing a marathon. I try to be motivating and say "you can do it too, I started off running and walking and built up gradually". For me, this is the culmination of several years of training for me but most of all it's about doing something that I've dreamed about.
@Phillip - It's worrying to me how little 13 weeks sounds...
I managed 10 miles this weekend and am on track with my training schedule