I think I finally had my first "good" training week last week, all feeling like it's coming together now and I'm finally getting excited about this again. Once it's August it will be "next month"!
Meadower - annoying about foot! I bet you're itching to get out there again. Just remember, plenty of time, try and enjoy the break. (!) Good to hear there are lots of water stations, I shall be bringing my own SiS drink and just hoping it's not as hot as Paris was as that is the only thing that could wreck my race I think.
Older - I've also enjoyed the summer training more than I thought. Been a bit too hot a few times (even at crack of dawn!!) but have enjoyed being able to go out on different routes that aren't streetlight dependent, and have been forcing myself to do them as plenty of time for my usual routes all winter. I also think it has been nicely healing for my legs to recover on weekends by sitting out in the sun rather than going from warm house to cold air to warm bath, etc. And finally it's nice not to have sweaty outer layers that you have to keep wearing as you can't actually wash your jacket every day!
OK Philpub, I'm not going to complain about my mileage now that I've seen yours...amazing. I think as I start getting into the longer runs over the next few weeks it may all feel a bit more real, and therefore exciting! I hope!
Kind of glad this is only 12 weeks away now. I am struggling a bit with training mojo, am 6 weeks in and kind of just missing running for fun. I think it's because Berlin is still feeling far out and I just need to get myself excited about it again as I've lost sight of what I'm doing all this for!