Adrian - your first marathon sounds like mine. I aimed for sub 4, finished in 4:15. I feel I've now reached a point where I know what I'm doing thankfully! (Manch will be marathon no.5). I think fuelling is a big part - and love an excuse to eat sugar on the run.. Short distance was down to the official measurers getting it wrong, I can't remember exactly how short, but enough to add a minute or two.
Hi Rachey, looks like our times and targets are similar. I've had my first bout of ITB issues this year, but have now built back up to 18m with no troubles. It's possible! Best of luck for your 18 this weekend
Hi Adrian! My PB is 3:55 (though that was for a short Manchester in 2015). Yep, I want the GFA for future London Marathons. Plus I like the sound of good for age. Will make me feel speedy. What are you aiming for? (p.s - you burn approx. 63 calories per hour while sleeping )
Gee NE, rough luck. Hope the next few runs are drama-free.
Nice LT Spoons, I understand the enjoying bit. I had 10 with 6 @ LT tonight and enjoyed it. Far better than last week, maintained then increased the pace. Only blip was the final lurch up the 4km hill, but then smashed it back down (for me). I'm seeing good results from P&D - my 5M time on a Tuesday has come down by 7mins, despite now doing a 4.5M 'warmup' before the session.
I found tonight warm and I'm in the North.. maybe I'm just becoming a true northerner. I'll be wearing short shorts soon.