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Dear god woman .... I have that as an afternoon nap
Well done Sarah....
Day one....bottle of red
Day two...double session...bottle of white at lunch, red in the evening
Day three...recovery drink, resolve
Day four....long drink...2 bottles of red
Well done Sarah- again you are too speedy for me, but as a fellow medic, some of the issues are the same. I'l tag along if I can.
Off to the gym now for LSR on tready- it's waay too stormy for a proper LSR.
yeeee haaaaaa Sarah . You are one lucky lady. I'm so happy you made it. Crikey, it means we have to keep two sub 3:30 threads going . haha, AA - that's the spirit
we'll manage Chick!
Not sure Sarah has made it back from last night's party yet....
Races - definitely Brass Monkey (fancy a drink afterwards? ) and definitely Barcelona since you're going. The Belvoir challenge sounds great as a long run and you could add a bit more on to make it up to 20. The 9 mile race in France will fit in really well too since you don't have a HM.
The only one I'd question is the Hull 20. I have never run a 20m race let alone during marathon training but I know lots of people that have. If you can use it as a training run and perhaps do some of it at MP then I'd say that's fine, but if you think you might not be able to hold back and want to race it all then I'd say give it a miss. I know of so many people who knock out great 20 races in the weeks leading up to the marathon then find they have dead legs on marathon day.
10th March is the Northumberland HM if you're up this way that weekend? But you don't want to get bogged down doing too many races. The long runs are more important.
What was your plan for BM and Barcelona - race them both?
LAAst Christmas wrote (see)
Well done Sarah.... Day one....bottle of red Day two...double session...bottle of white at lunch, red in the evening Day three...recovery drink, resolve Day four....long drink...2 bottles of red
Sarah- well done for getting out there after such a late night. Running with a hangover is a very important skill in mara training. I'm a bit of an expert on the subject.
I would agree with Minni on the 20 mile race. I've done a couple of them before in mara training but only as training runs (10m easy/ 10m @ MP). I definitely wouldn't go all out.
Brolish wrote (see)
LAAst Christmas wrote (see) Well done Sarah.... Day one....bottle of red Day two...double session...bottle of white at lunch, red in the evening Day three...recovery drink, resolve Day four....long drink...2 bottles of red Lol AA!
People do realise that AA is for Always Aching, not Alcoholics Anonymous, right?
+ 1 for what Bro suggests re: the 20 miler, great opportunity for a quality long run but don't race it. I know a few people who've raced a 20M in the build up to their target marathon and the marathon always goes a bit Pete Tong.
Sarah - Well done. Enjoy your journey on here and the great friends you will meet in the process. I'll follow you but I think I'm more likely to be a lurker than poster most of the time.
Minni - be gentle with her, at least to start with.
Excellent news - just realised you two are linked up. I've been awfully busy this past few days - I even had to do some work! so am trying to catch up in the world of forums.
This should be a really interesting thread. At least you two will keep me laughing!
Scuba Trooper wrote (see)
Minni - be gentle with her, at least to start with.
No need to be gentle Minni - last week sarah did 12 at MP hardly trying. I reckon there's a potentially fast marathon for the taking here!
Mind you she'll try to convince you that she's a really busy person and only has limited time for training!
Belvoir Challenge is one of my favourite events. Would the 26 mile option be too long?
Belvoir challenge review - It's muddy
Sarah: Don't drop the netball, X training is the future. ALL my PB's have been run off Tri training. Now we just need to get Minni back in the pool.
I play pool in the pub!
sarah tinsel toes osborne wrote (see)
Thanks Minni...I guess one step at a time....sub 3:30 in 2013 and fingers crossed a sub 3:14 (to beat my dads PB) within the next 4 years!
I can relate to that. My dad was running 2:5X.xx when he was "about your age". So that is definately a long term goal for me (though not toolong term as I'll be forty next year). Only just started running this year though so no marathons planned at the as I think I need to get a few miles in my legs before I take that step.
Hi Sarah - congratulations on getting picked, and I know Minni will be the perfect mentor for you
I'd agree with the other comments on using the 20 mile race as a chance to build in some MP miles, just don't get tempted to race the whole thing. I really like using 20 mile races in my marathon training, just because I get the chance to run with other people for a change..but you have to go in with a plan and stick to it, which is not always easy. I have three of them in my schedule this year - I'm planning on running the first one at close on MP throughout, which I think is OK as it is early in the schedule (24 Feb), so loads of recovery time. The others will be much more controlled, with MP miles built in but starting much slower.
hello Freemer & kfc!
Good luck with the build up to 2:5X Lou!
I think the cross training is good () but you really want to make sure you're not sacrificing runs for it. Its all great if you can fit it in but you might want to think about swapping the cycling and/or swimming for another run, if its not too important to you.
The more easy running you can do the better but in the same token you don't want to be suddenly jumping up the mileage. What kind of weekly mileage have you run the past few months?
Have you had a chance to look through the P&D stuff and what do you think?
I had a lovely run this morning with 2 running chums and thankfully it wasn't raining.