Amy - just thought I would pop by and say best of luck with your sub 4 attempt in Paris.
I ran Paris in 2013 (after applying for Asics 26.2 and not succeeding). Despite being injured going into the race and struggling with t from mile 16, I managed 3:58. This still stands as my PB as I fell at mile 16 in London in 2014 when chasing a sub 3:40 time.
It is a lovely course, there is good support and one day I will go back and race it again but not in 2015. I have a place in Chicago (deferred from this year) in October and this is my primary focus but I will be running Richmond Park marathon in May.
So I am sure with the training plan and support from Steve and others you will easily beat your time from Edinburgh and go sub 4.
I have to admit at being slightly shocked by some of the nonsense I have read on this thread. And yes everyone is entitled to an opinion. But to keep banging on about it after Steve had explained that you were selected fairly and squarely is plain ridiculous.
Wishing you the very best of luck and I will check in here occasionally to see how you are progressing.
So Carter. Spill the beans. Did you get out for that run yesterday ?
I have taken a short break with the family back home to Ireland to see grandparents etc pre Christmas.
Staying in a hotel in Cork City so have been doing alot of swimming with the kids.
Did manage t get a 6 mile run in yesterday. It was very cold. Ran down the river that splits the city in two and back again. It was brutal on the coming back leg as it was straight into a bitter wind. (Shorts still).
Ran at about 8:20 min/mile pace.
Planning another run early tomorrow to get rid of some of teh excess of hotel living.
Ali - good session in the gym yesterday and some good running this week.
How is everyone else getting on thos weekend and what are peoples running plans over the festive period ?