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Training Log Archive: Arnold

In the 7 days ending Oct 18:

activity # timemileskm+m
  Running3 2:47:36 22.39(7:29) 36.04(4:39) 241
  Total3 2:47:36 22.39(7:29) 36.04(4:39) 241

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Sunday Oct 18 #


As running is going OK, I had this idea of doing another marathon next spring, but ideally without doing 5-6 days per week of training. I got talking to one of the other football dads who swore blind that he ran a 3.10 marathon last year aged 50 off 2 days of running per week plus regular cycling, but doing all his runs fast - at marathon pace or faster.

This makes a lot of logical sense to me - if I already know how to run a 4:30 pace for 10k, then I just need to keep increasing the run length at that pace until I eventually hit 42k.

So I'll give that a go and see how I do. The only major flaw I can see is the 30k+ runs, which could be so knackering that I need more than a week's rest in between, or bugger up my legs for good.

The key question is what the base speed should be, but I think I'll go for 4.30, which equates to around 3.08 for the marathon. Or should I go faster...?
11 AM

Running 1:08:00 [3] 15.01 km (4:32 / km) +17m 4:30 / km
ahr:143 max:180

First one of the 'marathon pace runs'. First 10k in 4:35 then last 5k in 4:25. OK-ish but fairly tiring, so there's some way to go. Scary to think that this pace only gets me to a 3:10 marathon...

Thursday Oct 15 #

5 PM

Running 41:33 [3] 8.4 km (4:57 / km) +100m 4:40 / km
ahr:161 max:176

One of those runs that felt faster than it was. I blame it on the minor sniffliness / end-of-term tiredness / miasma in general circulation.

Tuesday Oct 13 #

12 PM

Running 58:03 [4] 12.62 km (4:36 / km) +125m 4:23 / km
ahr:146 max:174

Running form getting better.
Speed continues to increase, bit by bit.
Various twinges still twinging.

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