Well done Phillip, I ran yesterday too. It would be rude not to living a mile from the start line! Weather was perfect wasn't it! I managed to knock nearly a minute of my pb too and was three minutes quicker than last year so was really pleased!
I've done Windermere and quite enjoyed it. Not the fastest course by a long way but quite scenic and from what I can remember the last six miles or so are all downhill save for the last 300m which are up a sharp hill. Like. John says it does get a bit scary running along the road with no pavement but dare I say it, it's no worse than snowdonia for long stretches. I dare say after that last comment I'm going to get pushed along on my hilly run tomorrow with snowdonia's biggest fan
When is everyone planning on starting training for barca? I have my local half marathon on Sunday and I'm hoping that five weeks post marathon I can put in a decent effort having an extra weeks recovery than last year will help too. Three weeks solid training with no repercussions have helped too although today's interval was a struggle but aren't they always!
Ha ha neither do I. My last few times I've been on the red start which has a bit of a hill in it, this time I'll be on the blue which from memory is a lot quicker. I'll still be in a crowd but hopefully it'll be moving the sameish pace as I'm after!
That was my thoughts but hopefully I'll be towards the front and away from the major crowds. I have a championship start this year so although there will be congestion I'm hoping it's not going to be too major an issue. Also taking the advice of the coach he knows a lot more about that kind of stuff than me! I'm just hoping I can recover from barca in time to get the final few weeks training under my belt. I'll be running barca at MP + 40 secs so it shouldn't be too much of a problem. I'm four weeks post abingdon and absolutely nowhere near marathon fit so doing barca flat out and getting to the London startline in any sort of shape is debatable