Just wanted to say hi. I'm running Amsterdam this year too. Had a long weekend there for a gig back in February, and loved the city. Really looking forward to going back. Have you all got travel and accommodation sorted too, or just entered the marathon so far?
Lagging behind a bit after a few weeks off with an injury. I'd had various niggles in the run up to doing the HM world champs in Cardiff in March. Came away from it with a new PB and a calf strain . Getting back into it now, and (touch wood) so far my calf seems fine, after rest, some strengthening exercises, stretching and massage.
So, I'm on 561.4km for the year (about 177km behind schedule), which leaves 1454.6km to go.
I've never done the marathon, but had a long weekend in Valencia earlier this year and it's a great city. I'm thinking of signing up for it. Already doing Amsterdam in October, but there's a five week gap between them which should work well, and give me time to recover.