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Decided to make the switch over to next year's thread and I'm going to be doing at least 1 race with the word 'marathon' in the title, unlike last year & the year before. But need to get back into running a bit more before deciding fully what I'm doing as I'm having physio for a hip problem at the mo.
This is what I've got planned so far:-
Olypmic Park Run (5 miles) 31.03.12Hook Fun Run (2.5 miles) 20.05.12Purbook Ladies 5 miles in JuneDenmead 10k in October
Hi, having properly read through all 18 pages, rather than just skimmed a couple whilst at work, I'd just like to say that this really is an excellent thread especially for those of us just tentatively venturing past the 'OMG it's 26 miles how on earth am I going to get round' stage of thinking. North Dorset Village or Neolithic I think, both on May 6th for my next one...and I am going to slow down on my longer training runs. Maybe sign up for Abingdon in the autumn to target a 4.45 ish PB.Great advice throughout for newbies like me, thanks again.
So I now know my training schedule needs fine tuning - having done no slower than marathon pace long runs, not enough of a total mileage base, only one 20+ mile longer run, nothing like enough weeks at a high enough milage total - apart from this I think I got it spot on
Managed to stick to shandies last night and left before the Jack D bottle came out, so no ill effects this morning.
LSR of 13 miles this morning - slowed right down and did it in 2H22 (11' mile, although that included a few annoying stops and starts with my running club). Not tired at all, no shortness of breath despite a heavy cold, so I'm hoping that was 100% aerobic !
And, at completely the other end of the running spectrum, so am I! http://helenruns.wordpress.com/
Gobi talks about quite a lot of running (and biking, and training) whereas I talk a lot about the little bit of running I do. I do a good line in weather reports (it's been cold recently )
Great blog. That sounds a really good run, although I don't think I'd fancy the sea defences wall.
MF- welcome, but why the intervals?
Tek- well done on resisting temptation and the rub as well
12m for me tonight at 7.58 av- all easy, all good
MF- seems you have a plan
Gobi- thanks Think I might have a new half pace
MF- keep struggling Got my first sub 3 this year largely off running slower miles (with Gobi's advice). Fastest intervals (following modified P&D plan) were run at 5k pace
G- remember now about the tempo lite idea, so might start off by running MP for parts of midweek MLR runs for a couple of weeks-??