I'm training for a marathon (on 25th Oct) and my tempo runs suggest that I ought to be able to knock about 10 mins off my half-marathon PB, if I choose the right course. So, how long after the marathon would be ideal to try to do this (ie, making the most of my fitness but still allowing recovery time)? The marathon is Beachy Head, so I'm expecting to be pretty destroyed at the end of it.
Thanks for any advice.
Sounds like you are going to smash that pb!
After the mara training, if you up your base mileage a little and maintain an occasional 18-20 miler you will be very pleasantly surprised by your hm times. My mara attempts have been plagued by minor injuries and it will take me ages to work up to the distance properly. But even so, since my first mara last year hms have seemed very much easier and I knocked 6 mins off prev pb.
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