Txs for the strap cleaning info My Garmin strap is handwash and Polar strap can go in the machine. Wash ever 7 uses?? mine get a rinse every 500 miles so best change my routine!
I'm still thinking about race strategy but it will likely be along the lines of even splits of (maybe) 2:12 (10:05mm). Lochaber is much (much) flatter than Loch Ness so this may be a better time than in September although I will have another 6 months running under my belt
Yup, look after those knees Steph! I did look at the Hokas and ended up with the Bikilas - go figure!!
My plan for Lochaber is to run 1 min/mile faster than last September and feel pretty confident but running another minute or more faster in another 6 months to get to 4 hours is gonna be a much bigger jump so yes, not sure it's possible so quickly.
A sub 4 hour marathon would have me running faster than my (current) 5k PB for a lot longer!!!