I have gone with a MyAsics plan for marathon training as it seems gentler and less frightening than some of the others out there. Also so far Ironson's promised plan has not materialised. He is all mouth and no trousers,a bit like his father. It turns out it is actually 20 weeks until Berlin not 18 which is ages isn't it? No need to panic yet. Unfortunately the unexpected extra weeks have given me thinking time and as I started my 6k run today I suddenly thought 'I wonder what will happen if I run it instead of run walk which I've been doing for the last two years. So that's what I did and you know what? I loved it! For the first time for ages I felt I really got into the 'zone'. It was so nice. No buzzes from my Gymboss. No accelerating and gliding. Just steady plodding. And that was the trouble. It was a plod. About a minute per K slower than my usual walk run pace. If I ran Berlin like that I would be picked up by the sweeper bus at about the 20 mile mark. So what should I do? The jury's out but I think I will try it for a couple of weeks anyway and see how it goes. Surely the Pilates and a bit of hill work will help speed my jog? I just think Galloway's method is a bit of a man's thing. It's too full of calculations for my liking. Lots of the men I know will spend hours conversing about a cars fuel consumption and calculating miles per litre or even more complicated stuff. Whereas when I get into a car I just want to put my foot down and go. And if I run low on fuel well I just fill it up with petrol (cf jelly babies) and set off again as long as I have enough pennies. And so it is with running... 😄
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