Thanks Alice but I have already got my place confirmed for the Boston Marathon in 2012. As 2013 is even harder to qualify for and have already paid $200 for the entry I don't really want to pull out even if I got selected by you.
I just wondered if the team would support your training towards any spring marathon with the understanding you paid the associated costs of a different race yourself. But if it has to be Paris you run then I'll have to apply next year instead.
Do you know where the results got put up for last year's race. I was told I was third lady and the times would be emailed to me but I never got them or found them online. I was wanting to enter the Mount Olympus marathon and you had to show proof you had run a non road marathon before they would accept you so this race would count if I can send them a link to the results.
I definitely recommend this race to anyone else and after a few unplanned detours we certainly ran well over 26.2miles according to our Garmins. Perfect for a Sunday long run.
I need some advice on what time to aim for at London this year. I have ran 16 marathons before and my PB is 3:44 but I only have one pace in me my 5k pace is just under 8min/mile and my marathon pace 8.35. Last September I did a gentle marathon as a long run in 3:49 another in October and then aimed to race New York in November but at 16miles after easily keeping with the 3:40 pace group actually running 8:10 pace, I ended up suffering from an asthma attack. I finished in 4:00 after treatment but no aching in my legs the next day so I know I could have pushed harder.
Yesterday I ran with a friend for 23 undulating miles whilst chatting at 8:32 pace plus an extra 7miles jogging to/from work in the evening and this morning I feel like I just did a 5k jog.
So I feel that I need to revise my race plan and predicted time as obviously 8:35 is not challenging enough but I don't want push myself too much. I have a 20mile race in 2 weeks and I thought I might try out a new race strategy/pace during that race. Any ideas on what I should try or should I just use it as a long training run again and perhaps just up the pace by 5-10 seconds?