This was my intended plan. You'll see below its not quite worked out as planned!
I did it !! Even managed a sprint finish on the last lap (check my Insta)
I am so happy, especially after being so far behind on my training plan!!
I've done my first Ultra marathon!!
Week 10 onwards - lots of rest days to allow recovery and avoid missing the Ultra. Many miles behind my target.
Week 9 - Bad case of shin splints (after the PB), had to rest & change my plans.
Week 8 - 2nd ever marathon! Tested the mental side, run 13 times around Pontefract racecourse.
Week 7 - attended Dewsbury 10k on 5thFeb and knocked over 4 mins off my PB.
My 14 week training plan which started on Monday 19th Dec in readiness for the ultra race on 25th March 2023
I will be posting my progress like I did with my marathon. I hope you find the time to check in on me every now and then
Thanks again to you wonderful people for all your support so far, you have been truly amazing :-) xxxx
13/11 : Well I did it! What a journey, thanks everyone who has supported me along the way
5/11 : Got all time PB (not just post illness) at Nostell Priory Park Run : 25.07 mins
30 Oct : Added some extra data. I've caught up this week. I am only 11miles behind which I'm happy with
27 Oct : my friend Debbie pointed out I should have done 7 miles oops! - that's my rest day cancelled :-0
My plan above is based on a mixture of the Marathon Handbook and guidance from fellow runners at Ackworth Road Runners club, along with lots of inspiration from so many people, in particular Sarah Place and Ben Parkes
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE SO FAR
Added extra rest day from week 6, I have to keep remembering I'm 54 not 24 lol