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Whats next?


Juneathon is over for another year so whats next?

Well,  first for the sake of my poor old little legs I’m having a couple of easier weeks (although this week I’ve taken it to extremes as I’ve been very busy and have only managed one BMF class!).  I’m away on holiday next week so will definitely be making use of the hotel treadmill for a couple of runs and trying to do lots of swimming to keep up my fitness because it all starts when I get back!

My marathon training for Rutland Water Marathon starts on 16th July and I’m taking part in the Addidas Thunder Run 24 at the end of July and the Isle of Wight Half Marathon mid August.

For TR24 we, (AlmaLouise, Carla, Chris, Linda, Lorraine, Jon and me) are Team “Fools Rushing” and aim to run 3 laps each of the 10K trail in the 24 hour period.  Current plans are for a few of us (including me) to run 2 laps together during the night and then another lap the next day.  My Longest day run was therefore very good training having run 12 miles one day and 8 the following morning.  It was also good for me that the 8 miles was quite hilly and partly off-road because the TR24 course is through fields and woods and apparently has a killer hill (I’m not looking at the course details too closely yet!).

For my marathon training I’m broadly following this plan from Bupa Running which is easy to follow, has appropriate length runs for me and fits well with my Autumn Half Marathons as build up races.  I need to adjust / add to it a bit at the start to get in a couple of longer runs between now and TR24 but at least I have a good mileage base of about 30 miles a week during Juneathon to build on.

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

6 thoughts on “Whats next?

  1. hm, looks like a good plan. need to keep in mind for when i decide to do marathons. i always struggle to find good plans (but I am just looking for HM ones). is it a customizable one? and, wow, you are planning two back to back HMs in weeks 11 and 12?

    TR24 sounds like an amazing event, from what I have read about last ones in several people’s blogs. need to attend one year aswell 🙂

  2. Oh hell. If you’re doing the Rutland Water marathon and your training plan starts on July 16th, and I’m doing the same marathon… Help!

  3. Guess we need to have a look at the running schedule for TR24, as Carla, Linda and Lorraine will only be arriving later on Saturday, so it will be up to the rest of us to start it off 🙂 still can’t believe it is actually happening!

  4. Oh gosh we really are doing it aren’t we! Like the look of your training schedule – glad to see that as my potential marathon is the 18th november I have a couple more weeks loafing left in me…

  5. That marathon plan looks good. I hope I get a place for next spring and can start training in the winter.

  6. Glad you are keeping things going. I had thought that I would give up after Juneathon but have still been running 4 times a week and that feels not too bad. Planning the Aviemore 10k in October and Glasgow one in September although both have half marathons and being persuaded to do them. Done a marathon in my lifetime so don’t plan another one. Like the idea of something a bit more challenging. Good luck and keep going.

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