I'm following a Hal Higdon training plan. I followed it last time and it didn't quite kill me. I'm going to do the Taunton Half as a training run and the Longleat 10k but I think they're the only races unless I find some more sensible (?!) ones.
I've said I'll do it in 5 hours but if I get lucky I might manage somewhere between 4 and half and 5. Feels weird, and a little scary, marathon training again.
I too enjoyed the rain and the fact that it kept us cool.
I came under 2:10 so was very happy with that. What a lot of drink stations! I guess they've had very hot weather previously and certainly wouldn't have dehydrated had it been hot yesterday too.
Traffic was a bit of a pain in places and the hills weren't too bad, just enough to keep it interesting. I did find the very slight uphill right near the end difficult though as I was a bit tired by then!
Good race in all, friendly runners, hard working marshalls (with all the traffic to contend with especially), nice momento and perfect running weather.
Thanks HandyToes, that second link is great. Basically it's up and down and up and down again then. I did a 10 mile race yesterday which was up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down, up, down - well, that's how it seemed anyway.
Looking forward to this one now. Would be nice to finish in under 2 hours but I settle for anything under 2:10. So, let's aim for 2:05! What time is anyone else looking for? Faster than that I guess.