Following on from Marathon Talk episode 150:
1. What were the highlights andwhat were the things that helped you achieve that?
It was a very tough first half year in terms of health and injury. But through it was birthed a new approach and purpose to my running that integrates a spiritual element, and I hope some deeper perspective and humility.
AND, what are the top 5 you will concentrate on over the winter?
- hill reps
- long runs (2½ hrs or more).
− running with other people
2. List the things you would like to get better at, holes in your training.
- the fade effect that doesn't seem to occur in the shorter distances I race in.
− compacting the time around the training (i.e. quick showers, fitting it into a schedule with it becoming this all−encompassing thing)
3. Key goal(s )? And how far away from achieving that goal do you feel?
− sub 3h marathon (fairly close, maybe 3:02…)
− 100 km / Templiers race (well up for it!)
− 17:59 5 km (pretty close)
− 37:59 10 km (not so close)
− 5:14 mile (stab in the dark)
4. Identifying your A-goal. Sometimes though, there is a bigger picture involved.
− Marseille Marathon (spring)
− Ultra (autumn, possibly with marathon support a month before, depending on where I am)
5. What is your training budget. Over-promise and under-deliver. ME: do this with Heather.
− 5 runs a week. One long run to be done outside of family time, unless other plans made. My wife is cool with this.
Off we go!