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Well done, Jools. Hopefully you can kick on now.
That's some manual record keeping, PMJ!
Mike, I have tried different methods. My first mara in 2014 I did p and d to 55 miles. It was a big step up and I had a 5 month old and a 3 year old at the outset and I recall being knackered all the time.
In 2016 I was training to the run less run faster model and did 3.08 off an average of roughly 27 miles a week. I then sort of progressed to more conventional mara training. My rolling 12 month average right now is 41 miles a week. That then factors in holiday, tapers, recoveries etc.
In the 13 weeks over July, August and September before Yorkshire October mara my average weekly mileage was 49, with a peak at 63. I think it was largely similar in the 13 weeks before London last April.
Very easy few days since Tuesdays mini session and a sports massage Wednesday night. Rest day today and then a short shake out with strides tomorrow. Wind forecast is still looking troublesome sunday morning.
Hi Ian, that's a great story. Put's to shame all those people on the London mara facebook page who whinge year on year when they cant get in but refuse to take matters into their own hands and work hard for a GFA.
Frankfurt sounds interesting. I really want to run a European mara in the Autumn and I want something late on due to a longer and later than usual summer holiday, being one where I probably wont get to run during either. Do you know much about the course?
Gul, that's a big 20. Essentially mp based on your pb? I notice that suddently on my social media adverts for a new Peterborough mara in April. I would assume that would be pretty flat.
17th February Seville MarathonOO54 (first to the oranges)DT-Village bakery Half- (Sub 83)24th February Thorpe and Egham HalfNicko1981 (< 1:25)10th March Surrey HalfG-Dawg (sub 1.25)SBD - MP Run (1:30)Vitality London Big HalfNicko1981 - Just get a medal and do more miles.
17th March Bath Half MarathonNicko1981 MP Run (<1:30, + 8 slow)
17th March Fleet Half MarathonLorenzo (1:28)
24th March Ashby 20DT (Session of some sort)
30th March - World Masters HalfSpeedy Goth7th April Manchester MarathonStevieWh (2:45)Nicko1981 (2:59Poacher (finish)DT -Centurion 5 (sub 31)
14th April Boston UK MarathonGul Darr (Sub 3:15)15th April - Boston Marathon (the hilly one)SBD (2:59)Lorenzo (3:10)28th April London MarathonOO54 (Sub 2, win, beat Mo Farah)G-Dawg (3.05)DT (Sub 3)Speedy Goth (2.59.59)Poacher (finish)
17th February Seville MarathonOO54 (first to the oranges)DT-Village bakery Half- (Sub 83)
Ian-Willage Bakery Half-(Sub 87)
24th February Thorpe and Egham HalfNicko1981 (< 1:25)10th March Surrey HalfG-Dawg (sub 1.25)SBD - MP Run (1:30)Vitality London Big HalfNicko1981 - Just get a medal and do more miles.
30th March - World Masters HalfSpeedy Goth7th April Manchester MarathonStevieWh (2:45)Nicko1981 (2:59)Poacher (finish)
DT -Centurion 5 (sub 31)
Gul Darr said:
PMJ - nice stats How are you doing at the moment?20 miles today - average pace of 7:16/m. Brings up 75 for the week and I'll probably stick there. Tomorrow is shed-day. Been really busy the last few weekends, but finally have a free day. Could be a long one!
How's the conditions looking for Sunday OO? Hope you have good one.
Conditions looking pretty good for the Bakery Half as well - hope the training translates to a good time DT.
Welcome Ian. That's an impressive improvement history. What's your HM PB?
That's a really fast 20 miler Gul - was that run even paced or progressively? Sub 3:15 should be a breeze!
Welcome Mike - lots of room for improvement but there is no need to go increase the mileage too quickly. Consistency is the key.
11 miles mid afternoon yesterday and conditions felt very spring like! Have been struggling with the pace in recent weeks but I've put this down to the training volume and the persistent niggles. So it was nice to see the legs feeling a bit bouncier towards the end of a cut-back week. Just a steady run, so 7:29 average pace, but last week, for the same effort that would have been closer to 7:50.
Have been listening to the lastest McMillan Boston Training webinar which, this week, emphasised the need to do regular tempo pace runs on downhill terrain. Need to find a suitable route with a reasonable stretch of downhill, but yesterday's route has the final three kilometres on a gentle downhill. As I was feeling good, I took the opportunity to push the pace up over this stretch, recording 4:14, 4:03 and 4:04 - unusually fast for me!