Great thanks very much E mmy. Starting to try & get my head around everything. I've not done a marathon that sets off in waves like this before (& until last week, I didn't realise it did) I'm used to just lining up in pens & getting over the start line 10-20 minutes after the start.
Marie - if I were you, I'd change up to the Purple pen and then head to the back of that
yeah TM - if I feel like I'm not recovered I'll drop out of London. I'll go to the expo and get my bib and see how I feel on the morning of VLM. Got lots of pals doing it so it's tempting to just run it without any goal or expectation, just enjoyment. It'll be tough I know (if I do both)
the was no medal for my 24 mile effort in the pissing rain and wind. Had to make do with snacking on crap all day. My legs are giving me evils today.
Planned track session tomorrow maybe replaced with slow 8 miles. Might do parkrun this Saturday for the week's "speed". Planning 40 miles max for the week including 16 on Sunday with no more than half at marathon pace.
Nice Longing Jools, Alan, SJ, TT, ALP and Selbs. Selbs i'll probably take in a couple of laps of regents outer circle next Sunday morning at marathon 645 pace if you are about and want the company. PM me if it works for you.
24 miles today in 3.08 / 7.52. Satisfied with the session. It was wet and difficult to motivate myself at first. Roast lamb dinner is imminent.