2 hours is a good starting point - my max so far is an 18 mile route which has been done three times now which includes a mile long fourth steepest road in Britain at mile 14 - makes the last few miles fun . Hoping to stop the hills soon and stick to flat 20 mile plus routes soon. Did do a 42 minute 7 miler last night that was fun with one nice hill in the middle so i know the pace is there.
I have raised in the past but you have earned your place not bought it or won it - years of hard work has got you to this - I am sorry but I intend to enjoy this one for me - selfish I know charity did not earn this place. I just say to people if they want to use my name to raise money then fine - I have probably raised thousands I do not know about
i just like the fact we can all plan well in advance without having to wait for October and then panic with only 5 months training.
Ah the negative split - lost track of the amount of times people say you have to do it to get a fast time - run under 3 hours before and fastest london is 3.00.28 this year - and never done a negative split - gunned the first half and held on for the second - so i average 1:26 and 1:30ish for my splits - i find as long as i train long i can sustain my pace further into the second half and not struggle too much at the end - i know many will say it wrong but it works for me - i do at least 5 or 6 20 milers in training so my body knows what its like to hang on at the end. Bonus for me is i have just turned 40 so next year its 3:15 - happy days