I struggle with motivation by myself. I have often gone for runs with other people as it pushes me to run and also forces me to go faster. Go to parkrrun as they tend to be friendly and it inspires and motivates people of all abilities.
I am just under 3 weeks away from a marathon. Got to 31km run on Sunday but struggled since with a stomach bug , no been able to run. Probably feeling about 60 per cent since then. Hoping to get to parkrun Saturday as will have a few days of taking it easy. Wondering if I need to change my training plan or taper as normal.
Looking at some of the best runners they have run negative splits for the second half of marathons. I have only run 2 marathons a lot slower 5 years ago and 2 years ago. Both marathons I faded badly in the second half . I. I presume it is judging not going out to fast ( it is a marathon not a sprint) . My goal is to now try and run a negative split marathon.
The funny thing when looking at the potential cheats is the fact they can also be identified on marathon photos. If you are going to cheat do not cheat in the London Marathon as runners world resembles crime watch on their forums the next week. A few people will be hanging their heads in shame now.