So I’m doing my first marathon in Milton Keynes in May. So far training is going well having completed an 18 miler today (longest run ever).
My concern is pacing and training speeds and my feelings after long runs.
My PBs are as follows:
5k - 25:10
10k - 54:47
HM - 2:17
I was originally aiming at sub 5 hours, would love 4:30 but that probably overly optimistic. I aim my long runs (actually most runs) at 11 mins a mile or slower and try and keep my heart rate below or around 75%.
I get to the end of my long runs and I’m fucking glad it’s done, cardio wise I could go on and on, legs however are in peices. I certainly don’t finish feeling fresh.
Am I there or there abouts? Any advice on what I should be aiming at?