SL - nice win and good report. Are you planning to race a marathon any time soon?
Jooligan - your weekend plans do not seem the most likely to optimise recovery and you can't be expecting to put in a good performance a week after running a lurgy affected marathon so why are you planning to do it?
Only me that didn't get up early enough to get a Brass place then? If anyone changes their mind between now and then let me know? Or preferably two anyone's as Mark (husband) would want to run too.
I like the track finish at Abingdon Ollie but that underpass usually feels very cruel. It's not taken long for you to understand that you can't bank time in a marathon and knowing that definitely helps. You're young and new to running so I think your goals are realistic. I wouldn't taper too much for races in your marathon campaign as they aren't target races but a couple of easier days before should see you fresher for them. Do you have a marathon in mind for next year's target?
Glad to be of help emzap
What: easy miles Why: knee management Last hard: knowing I need to do less that I'd like Last rest: 16/10