Archive for October, 2008

McMillan Custom Marathon Plan: Week 18 Day 4

Just an easy 40 minute treadmill run this afternoon. My legs felt quite tired from a few tough days of training, so it was good to have a steady run. I’m thinking of taking a rest day tomorrow to help the recovery, but nothing’s definite and I may yet decide to run easy again. We’ll […]


New British Record As Paula Radcliffe Tunes Up For NYC Marathon

Paula Radcliffe warmed up for next weekend’s New York City Marathon with a fine performance and new British Record at the 10 mile BUPA Great South Run. Radcliffe, competing for the first time since her disappointment at the Beijing Olympics, won in 51 minutes 11 seconds; 30 seconds faster than the 17 year old record […]


McMillan Custom Marathon Plan: Week 18 Day 3

Week 18, Day 3 Phase: Marathon Workout: 65 to 75 minute Easy Run Purpose: Build Endurance Due to a busy Thursday schedule I decided to swap today’s easy run with tomorrow’s steady state run. I warmed up for about four miles, before stepping up the pace for the remaining six. Despite the blustery wind I […]


McMillan Custom Marathon Plan: Week 18 Day 2

Week 18, Day 2 Phase: Marathon Workout: 15 to 30 minute Warm-Up + Stride Workout: 8 to 10 times 20 seconds with 1 minute recovery jog between + 15 to 30minute Cool-down Purpose: Build Sprint – leg turnover and lactic acid tolerance Confidence boosting run this afternoon despite the blustery weather. With just 19 days […]


McMillan Custom Marathon Plan: Week 18 Day 1

Week 18, Day 1 Phase: Marathon Workout: 45 to 60 minute Easy Run Purpose: Build Endurance Not feeling too bad after yesterday’s 20 miler but it was nice to have just an easy treadmill run today; 45 minutes at 2% incline and a variable speed. Hard to believe there’s only 3 weeks until the Richmond […]