In now, but OH is now ill. I am at the stage where my hacking cough makes me sound dreadful but it's caused by the result of my antibodies actually getting going, and I am in fact a bit better than the quiet, wan creature of yesterday and Monday.
Good luck Susan. Hang in there, a stitch in time saves 9 etc.
I am back at work after taking yesterday off sick - not sure I would have come in today but it's the cleaning lady's day.Haven't run since parkrun. Well I guess the rest will do me good. It's one of those bizarre lurgies where you just feel very weak and tired and lightheaded rather than yer actual snot/cough/nausea so could be worse.
OTOH, the OH did a PB by 1 1/2 mins at a 10k on Sunday! well done mr speedy pants (he'll be beating my PBs soon, he's already faster than I am now!).
Wishful Thinking had a HM PB of 1:48 but I managed to scrape a 3:59 off a HM pb of 1:53 at Reading (an easier course than Bedford?) so it can be done.
As FRC says, by and large women convert HM to M slightly better but we are all individuals. A lot of blokes do find it hard to keep their pace down in the first 20 miles and that (I think) can make a big difference. I did my PB neg split having done a lot of long runs with MP sections at the end*. From the sound of it you are "really" faster than a 1:5x HM as you say, so if you can get the endurance work in and not screw up the pacing and fuelling on the day...
TBH you could probably set out with the 4:15 crowd, pull clear at 15k, go through half way in 2:05 and then do the second half in 1:54!
This is a very broad church here, we have some sub 3:30 folks and some like me for whom, it's fair to say, sub-4 is not a realistic target this year or next year ....
*That was 4 years ago now mind, I'll be happy to get under 4:20 now.