No parkrun for me this morning sadly. All three near me were cancelled due to dangerous ice apparently. It warmed up though during the day (though was very wet windy and miserable) and I got out for 4 miles instead. Took it easy as my legs are feeling very tired this week. It's all catching up on me.
Carl- under 12 min miles is quite impressive for a 7 year old actually, I think that's really good. Well done girls!
Carter- great run and 19 miles is great distance so soon. How does it feel running fasted? Do you feel lacking in energy compared to if you have a breakfast or have you not really noticed?
Glasgow parkruns cancelled this morning too due to ice. I'm heading out for 5 miles a bit easier instead soon. It's been a blessing in disguise as I went back to bed for a bit and then did loads of house work instead.
Carl- great runs from you. Also I agree somewhat on your advice to PS- PS I think that you need to make sure your body gets rest and recovery as well as hard work.
TR- I largely agree with you re: marathon training for the non speedsters. I know from doing 4 marathons now that what helps me most is when I actually just commit to doing all the long runs and really up my mileage. The rest is all secondary and yes can be helpful but what's the point in adding speedwork etc to excess if you haven't nailed the long, hard slog of marathon miles.
Carter- I mean this genuinely, 1 stone weight loss in a fairly short period of time is fantastic. And in the long term, weight loss like that WILL make running easier for you no doubt.
Nell- nice tempo run. They are something I struggle with, always have!
washwood- great attitude to the race, as your first marathon, I was similar about mine
4 miles fartlek today for me plus 30 mins spinning, core and upper body stuff. Doing parkrun tomorrow I think and then 15 miles on Sunday. Looking good to hit mid 30s this week minimum for mileage, if I can add another few miles to parkrun tomorrow I can get closer to 40 which would be great.