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Thanks DS2, yes I will be taking it easy. Have scared myself quite a lot with the complcations of flu one is susceptible to if one has asthma (pneumonia), and the risks of running with a virus... it getting into your heart. Makes me think back to all those times I was sick and still went out on the river rowing when I was back at uni! Clearly the risk to me as an individual wasn't as bad as the risk of the boat not balancing properly coz you couldn't get 8 rowers out!
Though part of me wants to do the short run, so I cough up the last bits of...... that are just left over, rather than symptomatic.
Hi david, sounds like your going into halstead well prepared!
thanks aswell, i struggled a bit yesterday but i think i was fatigued the more i think about it, which is also good training but i wouldnt do it too often
Angela dont come back and blast too many miles out i know what you mean about the ramp up in miles, think the 13 was a shock to the system as ive never ran that far before!
ive got the marathon on sunday (braintree boggle) but am using it as a base training session. its got plenty of check points, ive heard, so i can stop when im tired etc (and eat lots of cakes hehe)
well done angela that didnt take long at all
did the 3 miles easy aswell, nothing to report apart from nearly running in some really poor running clothes as most of mine are lost in transit or still need washing . hopefully the move will be finished by the end of the week
i did my club run last night and was the timed lap around the town which is always fun. it was quite windy to say the least but managed to knock some time off making a new P.B
managed the 6 altogether but was split into 3 2 mile runs so not all bad night!
Congratulations on the PB! Yes it was v windy in London too... when I was running across the Milennium bridge I thought I'd be blown off!!
so didnt run yesterday as been so busy still with packing etc.
will manage to get out 2moro sometime, but can afford to miss yesterday as doing 26.2 on sunday
treating it as a LSR but will probably end up doing a suitable time lets me know if im capable of something like that at this stage of the plan.
hmm, you're a strange one, running a marathon as training for your first marathon!
So, I found out this morning that I have a place in the Ride London-Surrey 100 in August. Kinda excited to be doing a cycling event. Hoping DS2 can give some advise as to how best to train for it since I really ought to start when i'm meant to be recovering from Halstead Marathon....
yeah i know it sounds weird doesn't it??
just going to break it up in sections as its got checkpoints/set down points.
oh thats good! sounds like a challenge cant you cycle off the back of marathon training?? nice low impact compared to running.
up and about today hobbling along nothing serious though its just pains in the knees and muscles but manageable!
ill get on the foam roller 2night whilst relaxing, im taking today and 2moro off to do wednesdays run, but doing super slow training so wont push it too soon.
ill also enter the half tonight, hopefully theres places left
Jason - that is absolutely amazing - if not a bid mad!!!!!!!! Be careful to recover properly.
Angela - well done on getting in that ride. I have been offered a place by the sponsors so may well do it as well. It's the week before I do my Lands End to John O'Groats ride so will be my last long training ride.
Cycling is the best way to recover from a marathon. Keeps the legs working but without the impact. If I were you I'd leave it a week and then cycle gently three times a week for a couple of weeks and then start building it up. 100 miles is a long way. The bit between 80 and 100 is a bit like the last 6 in the marathon! So get lots of long slow rides in during June and July and you'll be fine!
DS2, you gotta do the ride!! so iconic. Though currently I'm most annoyed that it finishes in the mall rather than stratford, as I'll have to cycle back east to get the train home after!! and I might not wanna sit on my bike after 102 miles!!!
I've spoken to a few people about training, adn they seem to think marathon fitness will carry me through, and like you said, just convert my training to on a bike, and i'll be fine, though i'll have to sit on a bike longer than i long run, so I might get pretty bored.....might have to learn puncture repair on the road as well...
Hopefully it'll keep me nice and fit for the next marathon in Bournemouth Here's hoping for a sub 4 in that one, though they announced the route today and they have something called heartbreak hill at mile 18.... if a hill needs a name, then it can't be good...
Also, I'm increasingly concerned there seem to be only 3 people doing Halstead marathon this year.... which inevitably means I'll come last
Not had much to say myself, been getting the runs in according to plan. 3 on Tuesday morning, 5 yesterday.
Currently I'm contemplating about this weekend- the schedule has 6 miles pace on Sat, and 9 miles slow on Sun... I'm doing a Leadership in Running Fitness course, which will take up almost the whole day Sunday, so I can only really do 1 of the weekend runs. My inclination is that at this stage the 6 mile pace will give me more benefit than the 9 miler, given I got the long run up to 12 miles on Sunday, so this is a step back week anyway.
What do you think?
yeah totally agree with you.
like you said its the lower mileage week. i might attempt the 6 on saturday after a slow plod on friday!! see how i feel after the slow one. i actually feel really good, dying to get out again but dont want to push it too soon! i recovered really well i think, ill see if its had any benefits soon when im back into the training again!
leadership in running fitness sounds interesting? whats that involve?
LiRF- part of my frustration is living in essex, working in london means thers is no way i can join a local running club, plus they both seem fairly track focussed, so I want to start my own, and this is step 1.
I've also been toying with the idea of becoming a PT for a few years now, but this is a cheap(er) way of finding out if I actually enjoy that kind of work...
just looked at the plan for this week!
everything has been extended so this must mean we have improved?
hope everyones o.k and injury free
I've been having a bit of an assessment of my training this morning... the last few weeks haven't gone to plan- first the flu, then i missed both thursday sessions for poor excuses, then yesterday due to leadership in running fitness course. I feel like I've been dropping off a bit fitness wise anyway, and I think this is down to nutrition. I'm going to try and be a bit more disciplined with this from now on....
This morning I had a salmon bagel for breakfast, which usually fills me up... Just now for lunch, I had a massive plate of pasta from this place where I usually struggle to eat a half portion - I ate the whole lot. This tells me I didn't eat enough after a trying run on Saturday, and even though I didn't run on Sunday. Must eat more carbs to keep the energy up and the training good...