Angela, great blog, realise what I've been doing wrong now, I've been sticking with enery gels and sports drinks, your approach of ginger cake, Florentines and cider sounds a great alternative..... Although I think I'll stick with having alcohol as day before carb loading or post run recovery, think my legs would stop working if I tried drinking on route!
I also managed a PB by 6 minutes, taking by PB from 1'53 to 1'47. My plan had been to target under 4 h at Chester, but as all is going well I'm going to aim for 3'45. maybe too ambitious, but if I don't try I'll never know!
Angela, I'm in the 45-49 bracket, so looks like 3'55 which seems reasonable.... But seems as if being faster increases the chance! Need to be 20 mins quicker to get in the first wave of entries, which seems a lot more challenging!
Angela, looking forward to reading about your 30 miler, also looked at your blog..... Inspired me to also look at Boston qualifying times..... I'm going to try and join you there in 2016! Being older I don't need to be so fast, but looks like they have quite a complex qualification system... Were if you beat your qualifying time by 20 mins you get to enter earlier.... Be interning to watch the entries this September to see how it works!
Hope everyone's had a good weekend of running. My plan for today was to race a half marathon, the schedule I'm following (RW marathon sub 4h..... I'm targeting Chester on 5th Oct) said I should target 1h50..... Seemed ambitious, but have been feeling good, and was confident I could beat my PB of 1'53. I was chuffed to bits to run 1h46'46 . I don't quite understand why getting close to 8 m/m seems so tough even for just a few miles when training on my own, but easier to achieve in a race!
Have plugged my time into McMillan pace calculator.... Now thinking I should be ambitious and change my marathon target to 3'45 ( and writing it down here, helps motivate me to achieve it!)