This might have been asked many times before, but I haven’t found an answer. Right now I just ride a bike. I cycle over 100 miles a week and can comfortably ride 100 miles in a single ride. I did Etape du Tour last year.
Before that I spent a couple of years running marathons running sub4 once. Before that I cycled in the summer and trained for a half in the winter - my PB being sub 1:45.
I turned my my back on running a couple of years ago. Had done health issues and running just didn’t help.
I’m really tempted to run another marathon next spring. The time isn’t massively important, just want it to be a positive experience. I found that while I was marathon training before I lost all my speed on the bike and it took a long time to get back. I want to ride the Etape again next year so would need to combine cycling and marathon training. Is this possible? I do t have hours and hours to train. I did my sub 4 on 3 runs a week and around 30 miles. I was supposed to cross train but rarely had the time.
Could I do 1 long run each week? Or would I need to do more? Sub 4 again would be nice but sub 5 would be absolutely fine also.
Any advice would be well received!