Good pace that. I've added a 800m rep session once a week: 6x 800m @ 3:20-3:30 mins/km pace, with a 200m walk after each rep. So fairly similar pace to your 400m efforts - it is hard work. I find that since increasing my mileage I need to eat a lot more - do you find this? It makes sense to me.On the track at Pingles this morning.
11 x 400mtrs with 90secs rest.
Still a little heavy-legged from last weekend, but managed to keep the reps consistent at 79-81 seconds, so a good session in humid conditions.
That is good running on those 800 reps... i would be working hard to hit 3:30 pace.... 3:20 no chance for 8 reps!Good pace that. I've added a 800m rep session once a week: 6x 800m @ 3:20-3:30 mins/km pace, with a 200m walk after each rep. So fairly similar pace to your 400m efforts - it is hard work. I find that since increasing my mileage I need to eat a lot more - do you find this? It makes sense to me.
10km road PB last week - 37:12. Think I am going to attempt an unofficial Tilgate parkrun (5km) PB run at the weekend (want that sub 18min time, but not sure i'll get it due to 2 hills mid way round!)
Finding a new route is genuinely the only thing I enjoy about running! Even now I’m finding new routes/cut through/bridal paths etc.Did 10k on Sunday. First 10k I've ran without stopping (first time I've tried) the mental side of it is so important. I planned a completely different route so a) wasn't bored and b) avoided any mental pitstops from my past running. Made such a difference. I should really be quite proud of my progress, I play(ed) footy 3 times a week but could never run distance as shins would get me but since lockdown I've gone from needing to stop at 3k to now, admitdly only once so far, running 10k without even needing to stop. 56.01 which I looked up on Google, says that's OK.
I know it’s been mentioned on here before but I’m debating trying a gel/supplement while on a longer run to see what impact is has. At the minute I don’t use anything. Any recommendations?
On a 4.5 hour marathon I would mix an electrolyte sachet with water at half way.It's purely personal preference... i personally won't use any more than water on anything up to about 4hrs, and then i'd use something like Brown Kendal Mint Cake rather than a gel... if it's getting on for over 6hrs then i'd take proper food high in calories for little weight... Pork Pie, sausage roll, etc.
Having said that, if gels are your thing, then i used to use the SIS gels and found them adequate.
I think it's much more important to make sure you're adequately fuelled and hydrated from the day before... if you neglect that then you're just papering over the cracks with a bit of water and a couple of gels.
From personal experience, i used to hammer the liquid intake on longer races and after 2-3 hrs would find myself retching as i couldn't deal with it in my stomach. Now unless it's exceedingly hot conditions i'll just sip at water. I ran a 2.5hr race last weekend and got through no more than about 350ml of water. Was very thirsty afterwards, but no noticeable effect on performance as i'd eatan and drank well in the lead-up.
Of course, the above paragraph is purely anecdotal and what works for me won't work for everyone...
Good luck manSo.......with my legs feeling like lead from overtraining and my furthest run being 16 miles, I’ve entered the London Marathon.
Hoping to get a 20miler in mid September and then taper down ready for the run. To be honest I don’t think I’m going to put any pressure on myself for a time and will just be aiming to finish.
I might even Jeff it and see if that helps my endurance.
I did a fun event 4 years back called Man v Mountain. 13 miles from Caernarfon castle to Snowdonia summit took nearly 3 hours to the top given my normal half is 1 hour 50. 5 miles down the llanberris pass, legs going faster than my brain could think was sure I was going to break my neck. Then too finish us off a 200 m zig zag climb over 1km then some water obstacles and diving into an old quarry, fantastic 20 mile fun. Took nearly 6 hoursRaced in the oldest fell race in Wales yesterday, on it's 60th anniversary. 18th/118..... 30mins16secs
2 miles up to the summit of the mountain, and two miles straight back down again. A measure of the contrast of the two halves of the race... the two miles up took me 19:26, and the two miles back down took 10:50...
You’ll definitely get faster as you drop the weight!Ran 8k tonight which is the furthest I've been for years, feeling pretty good at the minute. Planning on getting to 10k this month. Speed could be better than around 5 min per km but that'll come if I can lose the extra 2.5 stone I carry about with me.
It's funny, I tend to go running more in the bad weather even though in my head I prefer summer. Tonight where I live it pissed it down all through the run.You’ll definitely get faster as you drop the weight!
I’m looking forward to testing myself mentally when the weather is shit! I certainly enjoy eating the extra calories too.
That’s a good habit to be in man! What area do you live in?It's funny, I tend to go running more in the bad weather even though in my head I prefer summer. Tonight where I live it pissed it down all through the run.
I live in Glossop which is on the edge of the peaks, hilly and wet all year round. Though tbf the proper lockdown period was dry and unseasonably warmThat’s a good habit to be in man! What area do you live in?
I’m new to running. Thankfully, picking it up in spring and kicking on in the summer has meant it’s been dry and I’ve built a habit now (hopefully).
I did the same. Almost immediately after I was struck down by chronic asthma and I’m only just getting to the point I can walk for 20minutes without being completely wiped out.Had a bit of a crazy moment and signed up for the London Marathon which takes place in three weeks....
I have been doing a fair bit of running since Lockdown, but definitely not marathon training or distance running, so it’s going to be a challenge.
Im going to attempt a half tomorrow and 15/16 miles in the week if I can, and even trickier I’m going to stop drinking from tomorrow (got to have a drink watching the first game!).
My plan to get round is to ask friends/family etc to join me for a few miles each, the theory is the company will keep me going!
Random question, but I need some running socks. Any recommendations?
Sorry to hear that Rich, it sounds a real nightmare.I did the same. Almost immediately after I was struck down by chronic asthma and I’m only just getting to the point I can walk for 20minutes without being completely wiped out.
I’m planning 4x6.5milers from home. If I can run at all.
Nightmare! Have to say I don’t know how I haven’t yet - I do the majority of my running off road and the amount of times I’ve slipped, tripped etc is ridiculous. Speedy recovery!