Amsterdam Marathon in three and a half weeks, and Valencia Marathon five weeks after that, so should be fine The only thing that's concerning me is that I've got a couple of long standing niggles that occasionally flare up. They're manageable, but I don't think I'm going to shake them properly until I can stop running for a bit. I'm planning to focus on cycling after Valencia, so my running distance will drop off a lot. Realistically need to get the bulk of those KMs done by mid November.
I've found this thread and having a target to aim for really helpful this year. I've PB'ed for half marathon twice this year, I'm confident of getting a good marathon PB, and I'm already way over my total mileage from previous years, so even if I don't make 2016 it's a good running year
Life gets in the way sometimes. I'd planned to do a long run Friday morning, but my daughter was off school sick, and my wife was away for the weekend, and before you know it I'd not run at all for four days . I try not to let it bother me and just get back to it when I can. Worrying too much about missing a run and putting yourself under pressure to catch up is only going to make it worse and lead to picking up injuries I think.
Speaking of long runs, I'm planning to do my first 20 miler on Saturday!
Well done Nells That's a good distance to be running this far out from the marathon. Sounds like the training's working
I did the Great North Run, aiming to run it at my target marathon pace. Felt like I was well within myself for the first half. Got to 2/3rds distance and realised I was on my half PB pace, and still felt really good, so went for it in the last 4 miles. Finished with an 80 second PB, and feeling like I could have gone further / faster. Really good confidence boost for tha marathon