Saturday, November 26, 2011

I've been happy lately...

Kyoto Marathon course video

"Now I've been happy lately thinking about the good things to come and I believe it could be, something good has begun!" ~ Cat Stevens. Peace Train

Yes, things are fine with me here and yesterday I got the good news that I was successful in my application to run the Kyoto Marathon on March 11th 2012. That gives me 15 weeks from now to get in a good training cycle and I'm setting a target for a PB somewhere sub 2:40!

Three weeks out from the Osaka Marathon and I've started to build mileage, this week 110K. I've had soreness deep down in my hip flexors after Osaka, even now I still feel it. And I have a sore gut, feels like I been doing too many sit ups. It also hurts my gut when I horse sneeze but I reckon another week or so should see these troubles off.

The other good news is that I have found a good Lydiard training program to follow and after much research and reading I reckon this it the one to take me into the 2:30s! The program I'm doing in the build up to Kyoto is an on-line Interactive Training Program from Master Run Coach. Lorraine Moller and Nobby Hashizume see website. Check them out it is an excellent option for the price and exactly what I was looking for. I might get a "real coach" from here later but for now this will be fine.

I'll be updating the blog weekly from now as I want to have a record of this training and I'd appreciate any advice on how best to tweak this to get me to the starting line in the best shape come March!

Now I got a new plan and a new goal I won't bother you with my day to day going ons (see video) but I will, as I said, be updating my progress here every week.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011