i was lucky enough to run the FLM last year (v.slowly 5hrs 15). i had only been running for a year and followed the runners world schedules. after uttering "never again", i now want to do it again (i can get a bond place via the charity i work for).
the problem is my work schedules have changed and this means during the winter i can't run during the day and don't feel safe doing my longer runs at night in the dark. to keep fit, i have bought a cross trainer and use a HRM to make sure i'm working hard.
do you think it is realistic to do a couple of 'intense' training sessions on the cross trainer and then use the weekends for my long run to get used to covering the miles? or is this totally unrealistic and i need to be running throughout the week?
any advice would be very welcome.