However even though I’m only in week 2 I’m already hitting dilemmas.
My first query is even though we are still very early on our programme I have a 15 mile race to do at the end of the week. For that week, I’m supposed to run 8 miles as my long run. What should I be doing during that week, do I follow the programme as it states or do I reduce my running slightly for that week to save my legs from getting too tired! I understand that when you’ve gone further through the program that you’ve got the strength in your legs to keep running 5 times per week (including your long run), but I’m only in those very early weeks with a long race at the end of the week.
Second dilemma having had 7 weeks at the end of last year from an operation on my leg and unable to run, I’m now finding it really difficult to pick up my speed again. I know that when you’re training for a marathon your pace will be slower, due to the increase in distance, but for the shorter runs I’ve love to be able to get some speed in my legs.
I have to admit I do hate interval training with a passion, have been doing some tempo training and gradually increasing the duration of the run and I’ve even recently started a little bit of hill reps! But still finding it difficult. Am I being impatient, calling all runners out there, any tips for this 1st time marathoner!
Well that’s me signed off for another blog, this time more questions than news I’m afraid so, if you have any answers please leave me a comment. J
Just to make me more anxious by running mate Lisa Sullivan, whose fault it was that I’m doing this in the first place has just shared a post on Facebook reminding me that there’s only 100 days to go! No pressure!
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