Orbutt- Well done on the 10K, it's good to get a 10K in early in a Marathon program to give you an idea of where your at, also really good that your injury seems to be behind you.
Iain- Plotting a serious assault on a pb at Berlin after the disappointment last year. So far in comparison to last year I'm 46 miles ahead after 3 weeks of Marathon training. Although when I'm in Tenerife I expect to drop a few miles.
Iain- I used to give blood, but due to training demands and the fact that my job has me teaching several fitness classes each week I sort of stopped. Reading your post about giving blood has made me feel really guilty as I have got my Silver badge for giving blood, but gave up due to how it affected my exercise. Know how you feel about feeling tired after giving blood. The last time I gave blood I was teaching Spinning the next day and about 10 mins into class I felt like I was going to pass out. Feel really bad that I stopped giving as it is a good thing to do.
Hows everyone's training been this weekend? I managed a 12 mile run yesterday, the legs felt very heavy due to Thursdays 10K, but managed it averaging 8:09 per mile. Got a 10K in Clydebank this Thursday and the Half Marathon in Edinburgh next Sunday, then it's off to Tenerife for 11 days.
Jase- It was the link on Iain's post this morning. http://inthelongrun2013.org/ It makes quite a read. Don't know about the tap water, but the big jugs a beer me and Iain had at the pub post Berlin Marathon last year went down a treat and from memory of the 2012 Berlin forum Johnas was on the Jagermeisters
Hi Guys, not posted for a wee while and just caught up with the rest of the posts. The road to Berlin started for me in Helensburgh as I did the 10K tonight. Really pleased with my time as I managed it in 42:24. Wasn't expecting that as I have not done much speed work and especially as I did a 10 mile run with my friend who is doing next weeks Edinburgh Marathon last night. Having a day off tomorrow before a 12 miler on Saturday morning (friends last long run before Marathon). I've got the Edinburgh Half same day as Marathon.
Really up for Berlin now, hows everyone elses training going? Anybody got any races coming up?