Good luck JohnOZ! And Westy for tomorrow and anyone else racing.
Over imbibed last night on SB and Beer (I know - schoolboy error) and todays parkrun was wholly unpleasant as a consequence. Just about matched my PB run in mara training. I will not be either drinking before a parkrun or running after drinking in future.
Welcome Bluemoon - Great target. RSR has given you the paramaters bang on, what have you been running in the past? Can you give us some more backstory? It wont hchange your paces, but we are a bunch of nosy so and sos.
Re 18 week schedule - I find it too long - 12 week schedule - I found it too short. Both did the Job. Problem is with the 12 week schedule if you pick up a niggle there is no room for maneuver. If I do London I will pick up the 18 week prog in January ie week 16.
Nice to see we have our first thread romance going on..
Went for a run with the local club last night - they do a lot of faster end stuff than Im used to.
*Fergs - good point regarding the weight loss before programme. I lost 4-6 pounds during my 12 week plan and totally bombed out on two of the 20+ runs. I reckon getting nutrition and weight right during the training is the biggest and easist win for most come race day