I'm in next year as I deferred entry from this year (due to injury). Doesn't stop me being insanely jealous though! I don't know what to do on Sunday morning - go and support? go on a long run? or just hide myself away for the day?!
Hi - this is a great thread, very informative. I have a question about mileage. I've been running for a couple of years and I've done 2 marathons, both around the 3h40 mark. Average mileage in training must have been around 35M/week with a max of around 50M/week. I'm currently on 30M/week and I'm just coming back from injury (shinsplints- I overdid it in the new year).
So, I've just got what looks like a very good book called 'Advanced Marathoning' and I'd like to follow one of their schedules. In the book there are 3 schedules: up to 55M/week, up to 70M/week and over 70M/week. Should I do the up to 55M/week or go up to 70M/week? I have plenty of time before Sept/Oct to build up the mileage, but I'm concerned that it's too soon for me to go up to that distance. Is it safer to do the 55M schedule this time and build to 70M next year?
Thanks for that, you've been really helpful. I've also heard of someone keeping their bladder and tube in the freezer! My freezer's always packed full though, so it looks like the airing cupboard wins it.