Stan & Mr P you are right, the 10 starts after, at 10:30 I think.
The course mirrors the start and finish of the marathon, cuts across a lot sooner obviously, and no outs & backs.
I think I follow a minimal mileage schedule in terms of overall volume that is, peaks at around 40 / 42 / week, couple of 35s, most weeks around 30, BUT I do tweak it, and go long several times, 20+ about 5 times I reckon, including a 25 at 3 weeks [& a day!] out.
I know this works for me ecause I don't have a lot of speed, but I don't lose pace during, so can come through in the final 10K if I need to, love that part.
In the week I do one easy around the 6 mark, up to 8 in a pyramid or progression [often TI miles or 1.5s], one set of HIT reps which can sometimes be on the bike, it's a lot less than many of the schedules, including what Amy went through last year for similar target result.
I did a London bridgeathon yesterday for the first tiem ever, and it was great.
Had to work, so ran down the anal near me to LImehouse basin & over to Tower Bridge, across that, along to Lambeth Bridge via Bankside, over that & along Thames Path to Chelsea Bridge, south and into Battersea Park - actually ended up going to Wandsworth bridge and back north for a final riverside piece before heading north to work.
Starting at 7:30 there was plenty of room and all very pleasant and interesting.
I do stil have a bit of a stiff and numb / weak hamstring/bum situation on the right side, but it has eased quite a bit in itself, and I'm managing the ever changing little knockons like opposite hip, ankle etc.
I console myself that I was more fo a wreck this time last year!
Stan I know what you mean abut the 24 hour thing. I feel drawn to the Wall, and to Race to the Stones, but there are so many reasons not to put myself through it!
I've just been up to York for the weekend, and managed a 21+ course recce on Saturday [well I jogged to and around parkrun, back to my sister's, who then joined me down to the uni and around the new 10 mile course].
Was very pleased to note that the hamstring situation has eased somewhat.
Malcs & the York gang, I was a little concerned to learn that they are adding the 10 miler to the York marathon festival.
There doesn't seem to be any indication as to when the 10 will start, hope we don't all set off at once.
An hour of Aqua Jogging and some self cupping [using a suction pump version of the Chinese glass or bamboo cups], seems to have loosened things up a bit here, pondering whether to ttempt a hill session or an easy run tomorrow.