Impressive running on this forum given the conditions over the past few weeks. Nice Spring morning today and I had a nice run of 8.5 miles @ 8.20 pace. And had my coffee afterwards - oh and also 2 bowls of cereal, bread & a banana. And still hungry.... Anyway, pleased with the run and now looking forward to the half marathon series this year. Reading HMM's report of ploughing waist deep in snow put me in the notion of getting into the mountains again. So I went down to the Mournes yesterday but much of the snow had gone. Still, it was a good day out.
No, one2escape, you wouldn't be crazy if you took the training steady and, if you escaped any more injuries, you should be able to get around the 26.2 miles on the day.
But why not just stick to 10ks and half marathons this year though and concentrate on getting faster & stronger. You'd find that as challenging as you would ever want and probably a lot more satisfying. And yes, parkruns are perfect as improving your running. Cross country is great too I hear.
Martin... there's no respect for the elderly these days