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Missed a few runs this week because of work, but have managed to wrestle it back to not too bad a training week. 13.5 mile long run - I was hoping for 15 or so, but I was running to work and couldn't find my camelbac and left the house about 20 minutes later than I had hoped I would, so I didn't have time to add loops of the park on at the end. Still, I felt good after the 13 miles.
Did a couple of miles on the treadmill this morning to loosen up - don't seem to have seized up though, despite the lack of cold bath, so it's all good.
Have also done a 5 miler this week and will do a 7.5 mile one tomorrow taking the weekly tally up to 27.5 miles. Not too shabby. Rest on Monday, but might try for another 13 miles on Tuesday evening.
I'm still really pleased with how it is going and I am feeling quietly confident. Mustn't let myself get complacent though. 26 miles is still a long way off!
Well done JEvaNs, good work!
I'm getting closer and closer to deciding to do a half mara. I think I need a goal to keep me on the right track. It will be Bristol though as I don't want to travel for it.When you did your first half mara, did you do any over distance runs? Did you do speedwork? I'm only asking because I've been looking at training plans on runnesworld and they do have speedwork my most plans only go up to 10miles. I'd like to do bit more than that. Obviously, I still have ages to prepare and if I get to the stage when I'm doing constantly about 20miles a week before starting the training plan I should be fine.
Found it! Randome dates and achievements now follow....
24th Aug - 13.3 miles done in 2hr 21mins22nd Sept - 7x800m interval sessions@ 11.5kph21st Sept - 10 mile run16th Sept - 19.7km in 2hrs 7 mins10th Sept - long run of 10 miles12th Sept - long run of 10 miles27th Aug - 7x800m @10.7kph
So yes - speed work there was! And not too much stuff close to the race distance. The race was on 3rd Oct (so you have an idea of how far ahead of the race these achievements were made!).
I'm not doing any speed work for the marathon though - which might be a bit daft, but I just need to know I can get around. I don't need any added pressure of time.
I still can't believe I ran 17 miles on Saturday!
So when is Bristol, mikasa? Is it October? How is your training going at the moment?
This thread really is depressingly full of tumbleweed though, isn't it?!
You still doing Stratford marathon JEvanS?
this is going tov be my first marathon too....