I especially like the idea of being able to race during training as I do enjoy half marathons and also like to do the local 10ks.
Now there is a HM I really want to do the week before my marathon. It's a tough hilly Yorkshire course so it isn't fast, in fact it has been calculated as having only 200m of flat section! If everything else is going ok should it be ok to do it or is that sheer stupidity? If I do it should I just take it steady or is it ok to give it a blast that close to a marathon?
I want to do the opposite. First marathon is 20 weeks currently run 3-4 times a week with weekly mileage of 25-30 miles and i am just starting to do some planned training.
However there is a half marathon I really want to do exactly one week before the marathon. Will i be ok to do it as a planned run? Should I take it steady or run it hard? I regularly run half marathons but have never done a full one yet.