Shedboy, 17 miles on a dreadmill... Nuts. I find they hurt legs and knees more as feet hitting same places. Not one I'd do if injured. KT tape definitely works though.
Susan, hope you're feeling better. Howard too, see below.
Ikle, L2B looked really well organised event, my wife did the walking option last year. Oddles of food at checkpoints, but some big hills before the end, mile 51. It's not the road route that was linked with Comrades, but not all off road either. Maybe 35 percent off. 6 weeks is plenty of time. Focus on that sub 4 though right now.
Careful week for me after flu, moving into a cough. Ran with a friend last weekend who had bad flu before Xmas, helping her do 3:45 training pace long run. Steady hill session next day not flat out then 4 days rest from running outside, not risking cough turning into a chest infection. Seems to have worked.
Few visits to gym for sauna, Did manage to find the only treadmill set to miles per hour not km. 8-9 speed setting was a little faster than I expected.
Yesterday 16 miles at MP + 60s, then ran with same club pal again to get another 15 in at her pace (also comrades race pace). Good base training.
Wot no snow man photos Shedboy? Hills are my weekly friends.
Ikle, I've probably said this before but I rate a 20 over a half for maras. Every marathon I've raced, there has been a hard 18-20 miler event 2-4 weeks before that. Half gives you an idea of speed from training but little else that helps you on big day. The longer option lets you practice race pace, kit, endurance, gels. Result way more confidence on your target, especially if it's hard hillier 18-20, and marathon is flat.
Spitfire 20 and Cranleigh are near to you but plenty of others. You don't have to race it fully even, a few MP sections.
First new PT session, bmi is below 25 but body fat needs to drop or lean muscle increase. Those hills need every little helps.
Hang on Shedboy, you said really really hilly, I said very very hilly . Are they different? Or am I in imperial old school feet, you're in metric metres.
I have family in Bishopton and Cardonald so Glasgow race is easy one for me. JL Round is one of the few UK road ultras I know of so would be good. Do some trail 26 or ultras to build up. Will help massively practising.
We await snow man"thing" photos. Good 15 miles, snow is harder on your leg muscles lifting & adjusting. DOMs!
Good run by Ikle supporting her friend too.
1:33 half for me dragging few extra Xmas pounds up hills, plus suffering with cold and blocked ear off/ on last week. Not too bad. Day 0 of new block of training.