Yes Dips, run to work has always been very much my main training (hence why it is often quantity rather than quality I think!)
Good to read from both Dips and WPM again about need to start off slow! It's the main focus of my thoughts and my last run this weekend, going slow enough to enjoy it, slower than it feels like I should be doing.
Hi Dips - I understood that you would have had a high weekly mileage, and that my recent 2 runs pw and high mileage all in those was far from ideal. Before the job change I was doing 4-5 runs pw, but that's just life and part of the difficulty we all face in meeting challenges like this!
Tired legs experience - I've had my 2 runs on back to back mornings and at long distances, my best way in a bad scenario to maintain that experience (and it's felt like it was working!). But yes it is a higher risk of injury
Always interested in others' training patterns - especially for longer events like this that require some juggling to get the necessary experience / training. My trait would always be towards some long runs (say 20+m for marathons) while others I know advocate shorter and more often - and with more success, but I guess it's a comfort type thing for me, knowing I have such distances run in training. Which is why I was so interested by your success in this off 26m longest run
Dips, thanks very much for the info. Really useful to hear from someone who completed last year. Also fascinated that you managed it off 26m longest run! A new job has meant that in the last couple of months I've been loading all my weekly miles into 1, 2 at most, runs per week so I've had to make them long, but I wouldn't have the guts to attempt 100km off 26m longest practice run - though it obviously worked for you!
JM, same shoe strategy thoughts unless it pours next couple of weeks when it may be trail throughout
Jenny, as Dips and I have said earlier they have walkers and many slower runners so pretty sure that all medal with 15hrs just as a guide for splitting type of challenge and support. But if concerned read through their site as sure it explains it there or if not contact them. DNF is only real concern and agree on taking it as easy as poss from start.
That's what I'm going to look to do this week as my last training - a slow walk / run early on Saturday, with aim of trying to enjoy it and find it comfortable (as it wasn't last weekend!)