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My marathon training plan

I have done 3 HM's and basically decided that I would go no further. However I want to keep on running into my old age and I really need a plan to follow. I realised after the last 18 months which have been very bad for me health and fitness wise that I was in danger of just "giving it all away" - so I needed a plan !!!! :) I spectated at a big , popular and famous marathon here where I live and decided to look for a plan , but I also knew that I really needed to start all over again - even perhaps C25K . Anyway I found this 52 week Couch to Marathon training plan digitalrunning.com/couch-to... I am up to week 4 so far :) - it is like starting C25K all over again but this one just keeps on going for the year. Who knows how I will fare in doing it or if I will even get to the starting line (my object is to finish within the 6 hour 20 minute cutoff time - an average of a slow 9 minutes per KLm )- I will run/walk it if I get there. Anyway it has calmed me down and adherence to the programme helps to take my mind off other things

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Fantastic idea Bazza - good luck with it! Having a goal is definately a good thing and you have the past HM's in your legs already so are actually in quite a good position by the sounds of it.๐Ÿ™‚

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I think I have lost just about everything in my legs over the past 18 months :(

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...it will all come back though, Bazza. I had back problems and sciatica a year ago which left me with nerve damage and foot drop in one leg.๐Ÿ˜ฎ I couldn't run at all last summer and had to start from scratch. Getting back to my running was really tough and I still have some residual issues which have resulted in certain muscles compensating. I am pretty much back where I was though, although my pace is a bit slower. My goals are a 10 miler in October and another HM hopefully in the spring. Take care.๐Ÿ™‚

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I love a plan - and that is one big, long plan. All the best Bazza1234 keep us updated.

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Wow, 52 weeks ๐Ÿ˜€ That's some serious dedication! A great way to do it though, I bet by the time the final week plays out you will feel amazing and ready to take on anything ๐Ÿ˜Ž

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Go Bazza!!!!

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Wow, 52 weeks is a long plan. Make sure you add some celebration/reward points in regularly throughout the year to help break it up so it doesn't seem like one giant climb.

Good luck!

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Go for it Bazza!

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Good on you Bazza, just take it as it comes. Glad you are on the move again after all those setbacks

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The plan sounds fantastic, and knowing you, you will nail this....

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We are cheering you on already. Go for it.

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