Emmy, I don't think my son realised that anyone was copying him, as he wasn't sure at first who the other boy was (could have been 1 of 2). I did start to believe him when he didn't seem that worried as he said that the test was quite easy so he wouldn't mind having to do it again. Just relieved the other boy owned up. I do have a habit of assuming the worst, which is not good.
Big G, impressibe xls, I only had to put the race date in and it worked out all the other dates! I worked out my paces too. So now just have to complete all the runs!
Big G, thanks again for the excel sheet, it matches exactly the one in the book which is great. I'm glad that at least you have a GP who sounds human and understanding. I hope he's able to answer all your questions.
Iain, take it easy if you still hurt tomorrow!
Got a call yesterday at work from 14 yo son's Maths teacher to say he would be having a detention as he had the same answers as the boy he sits next to in a test. Typically, I went a bit mad when I got home. Turns out today it was the other boy doing the copying and he has fessed up to the teacher. Feeling bad now which my son is enjoying.
Thanks again for the long run advise P&Ders. I'm just doing the up to 55 mile plan, so not sure the rule re long run not being more than 25-30% weekly millage can apply (otherwise longest run would be 14-16 miles but plan goes up to 20). But I get what you mean re overall millage being more important.
I'll try not to tweak too much then (although I think in the book P&D allow some adjustments for 'older' runners - does 43 count?!) I usually recover quite well from long runs so hopefully will be OK.
MsE and Ramjet, good to hear that you ran well with no 20 milers. Interesting to hear what you say, MsE about doing your strides too as I've never really done strides before.
Madbee, hope you're feeling better soon. Better to get any bugs out of the way before the schedule starts. I always thought anyone could roll up to XC races but I may be wrong. What 2nd marathon are you planning to do?
Thanks for the advise. Did you miss out all the strides then Scott?!
Yes, the injury risk was my concern if I tweak too much with the schedule. And after all it is tried and tested. But I think for me, if all is going well, I'll probably try and do a couple more 20 mile runs as the confidence that this brings is important.