Haha - see that Mace - you might be able to run 90 mile weeks and cycle and do core work and over a 100 press ups and look after 3 kids and hold down a job as an accountant BUT I'm a good guy - HA, so there!!
Thanks Coach - are you still available if I survive the marathon?
He's built up very sensibly and has been injury free for getting on for two years now - I guess at some stage everyone breaks but his breaking point is at a very high level like Lit's - except of course Mace is an old man too which makes it even more impressive.
I bet you wish you'd coached him now instead of me!
Its always very sad when you read about a runner dying in a race (particularly when so very young) and also worrying for non running relatives of runners (and I suppose runners too).
As a runner I always think it would be beneficial to see the training the people who die had done - for example having just arrived at taper in P&D (doing Manchester) I know I've done some hard sessions (although only the baby 18/55 plan) which certainly suggest to me that I haven't got a heart problem - but that wouldn't be the case if I knew that the people who die had also trained hard - perhaps it is better not knowing but I do feel there is a lack of publicly available information about what caused the runners' deaths and their pre race training.
Good luck to everyone on your races and achieving your goals - this thread has been a constant source of info (its my first marathon) and entertainment - thanks!