My little questions are going to be really getting on peoples nerves by the time FLM is over!!
First question: I’m wondering which is the best training plan to follow.
In prep for the GNR I was going about 20 miles a week and running at about 8.30/9min mile pace. After September my mileage dropped from about 80 per month to 50ish for Oct, Nov & Dec. I don’t feel that I’m that unfit at the moment (kept going to the gym at least a couple of times a week) but I’m not the standard I was then (but a short run last night showed I’m not doing too bad!).
I’ve completed 4 half marathons over the last year in reasonable times, but have never ran any further than 13.1 miles! This concerns me a little.
As from this evening I will be back running with my club doing approx 8 miles every Wednesday and also running training sessions with them every Sunday up to FLM starting at 10 miles going up to 20 miles about 3 weeks before the day. In addition to this I plan to train on my own on Friday’s and perhaps Mondays as well, doing about 5 miles for each session. Will also fit in my circuit training on Tuesday and the gym on Thursdays (two things I don’t really want to give up).
So my weeks will look somewhat like this:
Sunday: long training run with running club (am)
Monday: easy 5/6 miles for rest (pm)
Tuesday: circuit (pm)
Wednesday: club run 8 miles approx 8/9min mile pace (pm)
Thursday: gym session (pm)
Friday: easy 5/6 miles (am or pm)
Someone at work has also suggested that I run with them at lunchtime occasionally. Not sure if this will be too much to fit it.
I’ve also got a couple of races plan including a 10m in Jan, a 10k and 10m in Feb and a half in March.
Thanks to anyone who’s been bothered to read through my long spiel. I’d appreciate any intelligent (!) input on how my plan looks.
Most people I’ve told that I’m doing FLM have said ‘we’ll see’ or ‘it’s not that I don’t think you can do it, but…..’ I don’t like quitting or being beaten so I want to make sure that I’m able to do this.
Ps – am generally very healthy and keep injury free, only prob is I drink too much!