Well this race came up rather quicker than I'd expected. All that training that I had planned .... don't know what happened to it all but it definitely didn't get done! Hoohum, it's going to be very painful on SUNDAY!! Yep, SUNDAY!! Oh God!!
I'm going to do something a bit different for this one, normally I do about 10 miles in the week of the marathon, and I do it at a jog. But I read somewhere that you should blast it for a couple of miles in the lead up, so I might try that! In for a penny and all that, can't make it much worse than I've already made it for myself, I've basically been tapering since August!
I'll do exactly that HIAHS, maybe 2 x 5 (or 6) mile runs progressing from a jog pace and winding up through the gears to the last couple of miles at almost half marathon pace. Just to rev the engine really. I plan no running on Friday and Saturday mind.
Alright Electric Sheep! Hope the training is going well for NYC. I've not posted on Sub3 for a while but will drop in soon. My usual haunt is the Paris thread. I'll see you back at the Red Lion next year I'm sure.
Jonah8. Hello again (from Boston thread). Good luck also. I'm also in the hunt for the 6, may not do the them all sub3 though! However if I run a sub3 in Tokyo in Feb and London in April I may have to consider my targets. So I'm in Tokyo through the ballot and heading over on my own so maybe catch up over there.
I've heard NYC is the toughest. Paula at her best was 4 or 5 mins slower than London so that says it all really. I'm targeting New York 2016. It's right what you say about Boston, Heartbreak not being all that bad. Coming from North London I run hills steeper than that every day. The problem with Heartbreak/Newton Hills section of the course is the timing of it. The first part of the race is so fast people use up most of their scooby snacks and then have no energy and then a lot of them death march that bit as it gradually rises for a few miles. As long as you pace sensibly and execute a good race strategy it's fine.
Anyway good luck you 3 and anyone else taking part. I'll drop back in after the event to see how you got on. I've got Amsterdam and Florence coming up so plenty to keep me on my toes. (and on the roller)
You're on the Paris thread... why not Paris? (I may have missed it, sorry!). If not, then as per above check out Rotterdam... it was brilliant and good value for money. It was almost cheaper for me to go there than travel from Edinburgh to many other parts of the UK.
Once you come on the Paris thread ..... you can't leave ......