Qualifier ticked off. Sub 4 secured,sub 3:40 wasn't to be. Would have been stretch, and with no3:40 pacer I followed the 3:35lady, finishing just under 3:47. anyway, I need to submit it an don't try to upgrade I think. Easy marathons from now on.
One week to go to my qualifier race and I am so tempted to give 3:39 a go.
I did the Kingston 16 mile run last week in 8 min/mile average, but with a 8:10 / 7:50 split by lap. If I run all 16 at 8:10, could I go another 10 miles? and for 3:40 I only really need to run 8:22ish pace.
Also entered Rotterdam for spring, with possibilities of other marathon events to b wadded. Salzburg looks tempting.
If you want your 1st marathon to be special, why not write off the Brighton entry fee and go to some place special, for example Paris? It would still be a lot cheaper than raising (or making up a shortfall) on Money for a charity place in London.
With you and your husband running different marathons you also have your very own supporter right there, each.