I suppose I mean 26.2 is a long way in flats if you're used to doing everything in more cushioned shoes. Maybe the benefits of lighter shoes won't necessarily outweigh the issues you *may* face towards the end of the race when your legs are battered? What about something a bit more in the middle? A light training shoe (a la Boston or Kinvara or similar, or those Brooks Pure things look quite nice). If you do get some I'd be tempted to do a 20 in them first though, just to make sure your feet are ok running in them for 2 hrs 30 or so.
Nice training GIRO - you're in very good nick at the mo. Have you officially switched to SRC then? I'm guessing yes with you mentioning the SYXCs etc.
Re a Spring Marathon - I'm in for London, and at present that's the only race I've entered for!! I'm sure I'll do a few others before then, but foor now it's just building miles and not worrying about pace. Managed another 8 at 8'00s last night so that's 28 miles in 3 days. Seeing as I'm supposed to be taking it steady I'm having a rest from running today. Will prob go to the gym later to growl at myself in the mirror while I lift weights and stuff.
Nice sessions from postie and HR, and nice to see padams back to it.
HR - re the shoes I'd just be a bit wary. It wasn't that long ago that you were advised never to run again because of your hip, and now you're banging out 80+ mile weeks with no probs (in the Pegasus). Just remember 'if it aint broke...' etc. Having dabbled in all manner of shoes to try and get to the bottom of my lower leg issue I found going to a flat made things worse for me. So I'm not advising you NOT to try, I'm just saying be wary - that's all. I think Mr B's approach is a good one (and is similar to my mate at the club). He does speed work and races in flats (Asics Hyperspeed I think), but wears the Asics 1000 for the bulk of his training. That's just my view though.
Managed another 8 at 8'00s last night. 28 miles in 3 days which is plenty for a 'taking it steady' comeback. So tonight I shall pump iron and stuff, and maybe pop a few wheelies on the exercise bike.
Just popping in again with my usual monthly post....
ET - nice work re Nottingham, and good stuff re the weight. Looks like you're in excellent shape at the mo, so be interesting to see how you get on.
carter - well done at Longshaw, and fingers crossed re the knee. No I'm not training for anything at the mo, least of all a Marathon!! I did have an entry for Abingdon but I got rid of my number a while back.
Didds - nice work on getting back to it. Full fitness will be with you in no time I'm sure.
GIRO - bad luck re the Exterminator, but as you say, a wise move. Could have set you back a fair way re the Red Bull jobby if you'd done it, so wise to skip it. Nice training elsewhere - looking good for the big day!
Re me - just ticking along really. Achilles/ankle/lower leg feels ok still, so I'm just getting some miles in without worrying about pace or doing proper sessions etc. Only managed 35 miles last week as I missed my Sunday run, but did a brisk 9 on Monday and another decent 11 miler last night. So pleased with where I am.
Oh and I also had a leg stretch around Concord parkrun on Saturday (20'08 so I wasn't pushing it). Race starter/marshal/helper was none other than Peter Elliott. We're both Rotherham lads, so he's someone I used to follow when he was in his pomp. First time I've met him on Sat though, and what a genuinely lovely bloke he is!!