GD - my mara PB is 2:46 (see Avatar), but that was way back in 1991 - last year's VLM was 3:18 - both around 76% WAVA, though.
Poacher - yes, a couple of mates keep trying to tempt me with trail races, but the one they did at the weekend doesn't encourage - further than advertised distance, misdirection by marshals resulting in added loops for some but not all - so no accurate finishing places etc
6 easy bagged today, and daughter here on flying visit, so 15 planned with her tomorrow.
quiet lately . . . good a time as any for a "me" post
but first, good to see VTr pop back, and Gul is quietly stacking up the miles - remind me, what's the Autumn mara you have lined up?
. . well, not much going on here - at least I managed 39 last week, despite the continuing CNBA which saw me amass just 33 miles in the previous fortnight. I need a goal to get me going, I guess, but the main issue is whether I've retired from marathon running. I intended last year's VLM to be the swansong, but something in me won't let go. I certainly wouldn't better the time, but it's so satisfying to plan and execute a campaign. On the other hand, why not finish with a really good memory (which VLM 2015 was), and concentrate on other distances (esp as WAVA for 10K & half mara indicate I'm "better" at those ) ? In the meantime, I have 10K a week from now, so better head out for a run . . . .
Had a touch of CNBA, with only 3 runs in the 10 days up to & inc y'day since my 10K. Have entered another 10K next month, so with a nod to that I managed 3 x 1 mile in the park today, with mile w/up jog, & 2 x 400m hills on way back. 172 for the month, with the 10K and a parkrun being my "all-out" efforts.
976 at the halfway point , slightly below the mark for intended total of 2,000 for the year.