I am looking for around 3 hrs 50 minutes.. I did a half marathon a few weeks ago in 1.45 and have since run a 16 miler and the slower 18 miler along with shorter runs. I am planning 20 miler this Friday and 20 miler incorporating a half marathon at slower pace on 27th April 2014. The marathon is the 18th May so will then start to taper from 27th April 2014.
I have a marathon in 5 weeks time and did an 18 mile run on the weekend. Feeling shattered today and was planning to run 20 miler on Friday and then another 20 on Sunday week. Was also planning about 9 miles tomorrow in around 1hrs 20 to 25 minutes. Should I go for the 9 miler but at a slower pace and continue towards the long runs. i presume these will also be at slower pace my 18 miler took about 3 hours which is slower then my normal pace.
I am doing a marathon in May and the average temperatures are around 13 to 17 degrees C. Would people recommend a running vest or a t shirt. I tend to take a while to warm up ( Probably not moving fast enough) but would like to be comfortable.
Interesting I have a marathon on the 18th May 2014, I am signed up for a half on 27th April and also planning to make this the last 20 miler. I ran a half a few weeks ago in 1.45 so presumeably need to slow down and run around 1.55 for the half.
I am not as fast but was doing park runs every week I would battle with myself to try and break 23 minutes for 5K. I then fell over at the finish last January and had to be out of running for 7 months due to an Achilles tendon injury. I was then running for enjoyment and to get through without worrying on time. I actually got a PB the week after I tail ran as my body felt ready to go for it. I also now run and train without music and go at the pace which is comfortable for my body.