Just checked Dog Tag. It rates an ultra as "Extreme +" and gives a quote of £97 for the single trip (minimum length for cover, 10 days) for the most basic level! Seems a bit... extreme - it's not like I'm running MdS
No long run for me this weekend. Instead I ran in a 5-mile cross country race yesterday and was our 'A' team's fifth scorer; averaged about 8:05/mile, so happy with that. This morning I ran in a 6.7 mile XC mob match and was the second woman in our club to finish and 13th of 30 people in our club, and I was reasonably pleased with that run as well, if a bit cold and wet. This is not helping with training to cope with the heat at Comrades!
Mr Zuvai, I know what you mean about the temptation to make up 'lost' sessions - pretty much always a bad idea.
Club run next Sunday is c. 14 miles, so if I run to and from the club that makes 20 - should easily be able to extend it to 21 or 22. I don't care what the training schedules say, I will be a lot happier heading into my marathon next month if I've done at least 24 miles in a training run, so I'm working up to that. then may go more for the back-to-back runs.
RR: I live in Beckenham, so Heathrow is a pain to get to (takes two hours plus) while Gatwick is 40 minutes away - and my in-laws will drive me to Gatwick if the trains are still messed up (or even if they aren't), so I'm going via Gatwick. It all depends where you're starting from!