((MsE))... so sorry to hear that. Hope cankle is soon a fully functional ankle again soon
Lorenzo: the mind boggles at racing that sort of distance. Chapeau on the pb.
SEDan: I wouldn't bother tapering for a XC race unless your club are really, really counting on you in terms of scoring. Just treat it as a tempo run and prioritise the marathon training.
62 miles for me this week, with 18 today. The only unsettling note was being diverted off my training route on the way home by a policewoman. Not quite sure what had happened, as I'd run through the closed section an hour earlier. Haunting local media in an effort to find out...
Well done, Speedy. And glad that your dad and the cats obeyed orders. I'm guessing it felt father bittersweet. Looks like the fitness is coming back well given the pace improvement.
14M with 6 x 1M yesterday (rubbish pace, but was definitely working hard, so clearly just unfit ATM). 18M today. 62M for the week, which feels like proper marathon training. Mild here today, but cold yesterday.
Birch: I think it will depend on how many years she has been running for, in particular half marathons, as she won't be making quite such a big adjustment if she is fairly seasoned at the half. It will also depend on her mileage. I was woefully under-trained for my first marathon (probably peaked at 40 mpw) and ran 3.29 when my half time was 1.32 and so I should have been closer to 3.15 than 3.30! That was 2004 and I then wound up injured, so didn't run a marathon again until 2006...