TOIG, TFIW Sounds like next years Marathon is going to be a special one for you, which you'll really enjoy may I add. I really like training for an autumn Marathon as you can make the most of the summer nights. For my last 2 Berlin Marathons I really enjoyed getting out on a Wednesday night for my medium long run.
jr2408 Agree with you there, the winters seem long especially when its dark going to work and dark when you come home. I feel that training for a spring Marathon gives you something to focus on throughout the winter and keeps your mind off the miserable weather. I did London this year and really enjoyed my Sunday long runs.
Last weeks lottery draw solidified my running year for 2015 as I have now entered 5 races. At the moment I am just maintaining base fitness before I start my Edinburgh Marathon program which I'm starting on Monday 5th January. My first race of the year will be a local Half Marathon in March before I do the 10 mile Great Edinburgh Run which is now in it's second year. Quite a hilly race with excellent views of the capital. Then it's the Edinburgh Marathon at the end of May. I'm then planning a short break from running (well nothing structured, maintenance really) before going on the family holiday at the end of June. Then it will be the serious business of training for both my 'A' races, the Great North Run and of course Berlin. Would really like to do a Half Marathon around early August just to see when the fitness is at.
So what's everyone else's plans for next year apart from the obvious? Where are we just now training wise? What other races do we have planned for the year? When are we starting our training? What are our race goals?