CW - This will be my 3rd year at Leighton so I'll know what to expect come the hill. I was first finisher over the hour mark last year, hoping to go under it this time!
TJB - Strange thing with longest weeks, it sounds an intimidating amount when you haven't done it before then once you have you quickly get used to doing that much all the time & keep it up regardless. Then the next marathon campaign comes along & you up it again (that's been my approach anyway).
Been away from these pages for a couple of weeks, so spent the start of the working day having a monster read back, apologies in advance to those I missed!
PP - another outstanding performance at Maidenhead, can't wait to see what you achieve at Berlin.
KD - Quite the medal haul at the Kent Costal, well done!
Tmoth - epic win! kowtow
Congratulations to bains, LR1976, TickTock, The Bus & CW for fine performances at various races & some good pb's
Had a cut back week 2 weeks ago but back on it this week. 11 miles Tuesday with 7 @ HMP which went to plan & backed up by 14 miles on Wednesday. Got lucky with the MK park run on Saturday & found myself in a 2 way battle for victory knew my rival reasonably well & I've had the better of him lately so had the confidence to pull away just over 1k out & take the win. Followed that up with a good 16 yesterday.
Leighton 10 this Sunday which will be a good indicator for how I'm set heading into GER.
Lev - I generally like to keep myself well fuelled on carbs unless I know I'm going to be having an easy day, but I certainly think you are right when it comes to the fast stuff, certainly seem to burn through the carbs on those sessions.
CW - Decided against defending your Town & Gown title then?
Confidence building session last night, 10 miles with 6 @ LT pace (5:5X), felt I could have managed a 7th quick one but will save that for next time.