Rich, I'm staying with my brother on Saturday night in Crewe, then driving to Manchester on the Sunday morning. I booked my car parking at the Old Trafford ground (same place as the last 2 years) and it is right by the start.
CD - I've got a training programme off a fellow Club mate who got 2.44.xx last year in London, so I'm following his programme albeit with altered paces. He did this RW forum thread going for his first sub 3 a few years ago with Gobi as his mentor. Been doing a few 8 mile progressive runs in the last few weeks which have been good and a bit of an eye opener regarding pacing control. But last nights run had the HMP first then the MP and the marathon pace did seem easy. Probably as you take the foot off the pedal the perceived effort seems easier.
Hope your run goes ok in the morning Rich. it will be good to get back in to it. Like CD says, it's not injury that you are coming back from, but ease back into that groove.
Pleasing 8 miler in av 6.57 pace tonight in the slush. First 2 miles were easy, then 3 HMP, 2 MP then 1 easy. Splits came out at 8.13, 8.04, 6.28, 6.09, 6.19, 6.40, 6.43, 6.58. Turns out the last easy mile wasn't “easy” but pace felt comfortable so carried on. The HMP miles were a little bit quicker than I thought but I going on feel rather than garmin data/splits.
That wight race calculator keeps putting my weight UP to 143lbs when I'm only 130. Anyway a 2.47 marathon looks good even though a bit more porky - I'll take that!
Well done on the dry january so far GE and enjoy your Firday night track session - better than beer. I'm actually enjoying the 6 days a week dryness.
Good luck with your 20 on Sunday G-Dawg, that some lemsip with you in your water bottle!
Leslie, do you permanently do night shifts or does it swap found on rotation? A tough thing to get your body used to and tougher too to get the long runs in after. Must be tough too fuelling up to do those runs too.
One Gear - impressive age related data and your PB too!
8 miles @ av 6.57 pace in the slush tonight after my youngest lads' 8th birthday party. First 2 easy, then 3 HMP miles, 2 MP miles & 1 easy. Happy with the faster miles which came out at 6.27, 6.09 & 6.18 as I was going by feel rather than garmin data.