Training advice - Great North Run, September

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Training advice - Great North Run, September

Postby Barry » Mon Apr 11, 2005 7:37 am

Hi, I'm entering the Great North Run in September and wondered if anyone could post some advice on training here. (It's a half marathon for those not familiar with it).

At present I have a longish run on Sunday (6-8 miles), do work on weights on Wednesday and Saturday and a shorter run (4 miles) on Thursday. I tend to mix things up once in a while and do different stuff but that's a typical week. I'm upping the distance of the long run by about a mile a month but I was wondering if anyone else has any advice.

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Postby ultra_whippet » Mon Apr 11, 2005 8:32 am

Hi Barry,

That sounds like a good plan with the long run. What else you do probably depends on how much you've run before and what sort of time you're going for. You could always look at some training schedules at:
http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/news/article.asp?UAN=107
although they tend to assume that you're only running and not doing any weights etc.
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Postby Barry » Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:00 am

Thanks for the link. There seems some good advice there. I don't really want to give up the weight sessions although when it gets nearer race time I may have a few weeks with only one weights session or none at all. I think it's just a bit of structure I need as sometimes the training is a little slapdash!

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Postby runner » Tue Apr 12, 2005 10:09 am

Hi Barry,

make sure you get some change in your routine as well.. it's good to make a 3 ore 4 week change build up from week 1 to 3/ 4 go a litle back (to the week 2 routine and so each time a litle more. it's also good to do some diferent things (underground, location,... you can also do some long interval (5 minute run 1,5 minute walk ore slow run)
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