Can anybody offer any simple advice as to what type of training I should do/food to eat, the week before the event which is next Sunday. Considering I train most days either run, bike(spin) or swim…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Harry Cole Mar 18.
Hi I am planning to run my first marathon next year in May.Does anybody have any training plans to guide me in getting to the end of a Marathon without either falling apart, unable to sit down or…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Harry Cole Dec 27, 2012.
Hi all. I am doing the Antwerp half on the 23rd July, its a first time and any sound advice other than 'break and leg' (which means I don't get to do it) would be welcome. Its the bit between the…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Harry Cole Jul 16, 2011.
Thanks for the advice, I did Hastings two years ago. Very hilly and useful to learn how to run downhill as this can save a lot of time and energy instead of breaking whilst running. My first half was definitely slower than my second…"
"Harry, the only good advice needed for Hastings is to rest your knees and ankles before the long hills in the first half of the race. If you have not done it before or do not know the terrain, the first 5 ish miles are a long drag uphill - so plenty…"
"Cheers Tony, Sound advice. All in all, nothing too strenuous. It's St Pat's day today so the meal part of it has already been taken care of! Actually she was out in the rain today doing her own long distance training. She's a…"
"The standard approach is to cut back the volume of training the week before the race. It's too late for training to produce any real physiological change so it's more important to start the race relatively rested. Maybe try a couple of…"
Can anybody offer any simple advice as to what type of training I should do/food to eat, the week before the event which is next Sunday. Considering I train most days either run, bike(spin) or swim not quite sure how to play the week before.cheersHarrySee More
Sorry to hear of the injury and it not healing. My passion is motorcycle racing and have had a few broken bones in my time. In this industry where collar bones, Tibs and Fibs are regularly broken, the one person everybody goes to, is based…"
"Very useful list, thank you for putting it together. I am struggling with the costs on some of these events particularly Richmond and Kingston races. Over £20 quid for what ostensibly is no different from running round Battersea (3km or 4km…"
"Hi Blair Tony
Seasons Greetings Gentlemen
I think i tried to do some tempo/interval running last year in one of the Windrush training sessions at Battersea. After about 3 x 800m I think my hamstring started to pull (get painful) so I stopped. I do…"
"There's a lot of good advice on this thread Harry. Now for the difficult bit of doing the training eh?
As Blair says if you try and eat 3 gels an hour you'll be feeling queasy by 15 miles. You can eat more of those on a long bike ride for…"
"A tempo, is really hard to explain, and to be honest i dont think its a first time marathoner thing. They are also quite mentally challenging. The idea is you sit just below your "hard" effort. Most of the time they are between like 15 and…"
Clearly you are not in the beginners league where I am firmly placed.
Can you confirm what is meant by a 'Tempo' and the difference between a tempo and a speed session.
Torq guys suggested you can take on board about 90g of their…"
I'm starting my marathon build this morning myself. 20miles. But I must admit I just want to stay in bed today!
Looks like you have some ideas on how to go about it now.
For 5 days a week.
You don't have to run 5 days a…"
"Blair, thank you for gems.
1. Five days? can some of those days be Cross training? like spin or swim. Sounds like full time commitment
2. Currently in my plan I have 4 days easy (4 miles) and one long easy (10 Miles). Where is the speed session and…"