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Greetings fellow runners.
Appologies or not having blogged about my assault on The Daegu Marathon. Alas I have nothing special to write about.
Sure I finished but unfortunately I didn't achieve the time that I felt capable of. I just didn't click. But that's the unknown about marathons, you don't really know what you'll run on the day, regardless of how your training has gone.
Having said that, I was satisfied to have finished considering that I have had 3 years of…Continue
Posted on May 12, 2014 at 3:47pm
Yes, the day is almost nigh upon us! And I have just completed my taper. Everything has been done to prepare myself to produce the best I can do on the big day. Tapering is actually an art. Train too hard close to the event and the body will be tired. Taper too long before eg more than 3 weeks before the event, and the body shuts down too much.
Anyway this is how I've tapered
Commencing Monday 24th March
Monday : 40 minutes
Tuesday: 5x3 minutes at race pace with 3…Continue
Posted on April 5, 2014 at 7:52pm — 2 Comments
Twenty weeks done and my body has held together really well. However preparing for a marathon is akin to going on a journey. There are going to highs and lows along the way. However as long as you keep training and not losing track of what you are trying to achieve at the end of the road, you should be able to have a good run with a high chance of achieving your goal.
Like any project marathon training needs a meticulous plan with your hardest training 2-3 weeks from the event.…Continue
Posted on March 27, 2014 at 10:36am — 1 Comment
Well the big race is getting closer and am now into my final hard 2 week block before commencing my taper that will leave me fresh and eager to run the best race that I can do on the day. However I won't blog about this week as I haven't blogged my last hard week. So here we go:
Monday:AM 60 minutes at a good pace; 4:15-4:45 per km
PM Strengthwork concentrating on posterial chain
Tuesday:PM 60 minutes with 5x6minute…Continue
Posted on March 12, 2014 at 2:54pm — 4 Comments