RJonnie I'm not a big lover of HR as a coffee will elevate it and on race day its going to be up 10-20bpm so I run on feel and pace just watch the first few miles and easy your way into the marathon. Used the HR here in the sun just to see how high I can get it up a hill max was 160bpm resting HR is down to 38 bpm think this could be due to my age 53 .
SM6 sounds like a good plan mate
OH nice splits sir
MG1 Nice running mate keep them legs turning over with a few short 60m strides at the end
Dno1 well done at Loch Ness go easy for a week or so squats will help and doing one legged squats is even better
SC nice MLR last night
Another 6 miles in the sun 78/82 F this morning just booked out of the room and waiting for the transfer to the airport looking forward to picking up Buddy tomorrow and fitting in a interval session with him. NI relay championships on Saturday and a 5 mile race in Ballyclare on Sunday.
Great race reports I enjoyed reading them all an NN like everyone its down to training and mental toughness. I know that doing the long run on tired legs and running the last 6 miles at MP helps me, I also think doing these on your own also helps. This year at VLM not having a goal and any pressure also helped not really looking at the Garmin and not wearing a HR monitor. If you run your long runs slow and on fresh legs after a days rest how can you up the pace to run the full marathon at pace? run up to 8 to 10 miles the day before then do your long run easy but up the pace in the last few miles, start with a couple of miles and build that up to 6 to 8 miles. Worth a try next time round
Nice hill run today and some great diving this week.