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Hello all was wondering if I can get a bit of advice?
I've entered the St Albans half in June and was wondering if I could get any pointers on training and food. So background is - I started running last October after doing 0 exercise for about 12 years, culminating in a 10k race in March (56 mins).
I'm currently doing this:
Monday - rest
Tuesday - 4m - 35mins
Weds - 5k as fast as I can!
Thurs - 4m
Fri - 4m
Saterday - 9.5k
Sunday - 8m - 1:12 (done for the first time last week....first run over an hour long!)
Now I have a plan to up sunday to about 10 miles in a few weeks, then 12 miles a few weeks after that. Does this sound about right? All I really want to do in June is get round running at the pace I always seem to run at which points to about 2:15ish.
Also food, I haven't really experimented with what to eat before my long run though takeaway pizza seems to be good as was the huge amount of chicken-bacon-pasta that I ate before my longest run last saterday night. Any tips on what's good I can try out now and get used to?
Any advice appreciated, thanks