I just saw a video on Facebook by a bloke called Jake, and I think the advice is really good.
You should be able to view the video with or without a Facebook account: facebook.com/runningwithjak...
But here's the gist of it:
Running 18 miles using the 'Cross Road Countdown'
Run from and to your car, keeping your food and water there so you don't have to carry it.
Three different routes:
- 4 miles out, 4 miles back
- 3 miles out, 3 miles back
- 2 miles out, 2 miles back
Q. But I might be tempted to give up, get in my car and go home!?
A. Yes, but if you're serious about your training you probably won't do that!
Q. 18 miles - but how am I ever going to run 26.2 miles, when I couldn't run another step today?
A. Training has a cumulative effect.You didn't have to run another step TODAY, but on marathon day you will run those extra steps!
Q. My legs are really tired!?
A. You have run 18 miles - your legs SHOULD be tired! The training will build your strength.
You're welcome 😊
January 27th, 2020