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I'll be starting an adapted P&D plan next week. Adapted to make it much less than 55 miles! As much as I'd love to push myself, family commitments mean I just cannot find the time to follow that plan properly.
I'll be happy if I manage to reach 40 miles. But that would be a big improvement on the mileage I did for my first marathon. I have been getting into the twenties for most weeks for the last 2 or 3 months though... so I've got some sort of base.
Busy morning here! 2 bananas for breakfast followed by 14.29m of running: 4.35m warm up, 8.67m of intervals (the infamous 5 sets of 5x300@5k pace with 100 jogs and 5 mins between sets) and 1.27m warm down. Sports massage later, so had to squeeze it all in this morning. Good session! Got home to find that I had got a Lucozade Sport Elite Top Ten % tech t, gel and voucher for free drink through the post for finishing in top 10% of VLM
andy- no flattish roads around here well done on the 12m recovery
Jason I just got the same pack from Lucozade, I'm well impressed with the asics t-shirt!
Mark- same here, mate
Hello all - another P&Der here. Will be following the 18week 70-85 schedule, but will probably not be running on the monday...so more like 64-78 schedule or something. Since VLM I have been slowly building up the mileage, just plodding about without garmin...am planning on running between 50 to 60mi this week.
I haven't raced since London...don't think I could have even if I wanted to. I may do some in the next few months though...maybe a 10k, a 10mi and a half....maybe. Actually have already signed up for Warringto Half in september.
15West- welcome back
All this sounds very serious! I have entered this my second marathon to coincide with BIG birthday....have started new thread for newbies or oldies!
Morning all...hello Bev...
12 miles for me this morning. That is all.
Hi Bev, I'm with you getting very series on here for us first time oldies , what's your new thread called?
(No offence guys but you're scaring me )
virgin non elite !!
Don't be put off newbies/oldies/scaredies! It's good to have a mix of all types of runners on this thread...keeps it interesting.
Bev, don't be put off by these young lithe racing snakes, there's plenty of us racing 3-toed sloths here too ... and besides we get more for our dollar by making it last longer
And on a serious note, it is well worthwhile sticking to the one thread, as whilst a few of these guys may seem out of our league speed wise, they are still training to cover the same distance , and can often be a wealth of experienced knowledge which is equally applicable to us.
Physio says as long as I get no reaction to exercises between now and Sunday I can start (Slowly) running again , so looks like it's going to be 18 weeks from scratch!!!!
Bev, hello and hang around.
I am a marathon newbie and although the faster runners sound like they are talking in another language we can all learn from one another.
Absolutely need to keep to one thread
nothing happening here today- recovery day of 2 uneventful 5.6m runs
Club session, 3x1.3m reps up the hill, over the railway and around back down the hill. 1k jog recovery. Love it.
Anyone looking for GFA entry for VLM? You need to go to their site on June 24 and enter via link
I'm just base building Andy. 6 miles this morning - pretty warm out there, I was a bit of a sweatybetty. Will get up early tomorrow and run about 15mi...then nout on sunday.
Andy, Chester still seems like an eternity away at the moment, as currently still recovering from the Sandstone whilst looking forward to the delights of the Giants Head Mara at the end of June, then will have a week or so off before starting out on Chester plan.
Andy, 5.6m recovery this fine morning. Pm will be 30mins at 6.00-6.10 and 10x 400s @ 5.45 with 200 recoveries
Too tough for me!! Couldn't do the faster stuff after half an hour running tempo! Think Wednesday's massage is still in my legs. Still, all good training
Managed to finish first in my local parkrun today and set a new pb of 17.17 so I'm pleased with myself today!
My mileage is still very low at the moment so I'm gonna need to start the base training soon.
I agree with everyone else, keep one thread. This website would be boring if everyone was the same!
Mark - well done on first place and the PB!
Parkrun for me too, but nothing like as fast! Mine was in the middle of a 1.00.00 run (8.16m)
20m LSR done and dusted in the rather warm sunshine this morning. Bit tough towards the end but all done now ... now retiring to the sofa to watch the Lions.