Thanks Mike for all your support - you answered so many questions (so I didn't have to ask them). I don't know whether this is the right place for this but I stayed at the Holiday Inn Mayfair and met some lovely runners.
I'd really like any of you who were there to keep in touch - Kathy, I never caught up with you back at the hotel so please get it touch, I'm dying to know how you went. However you did you are a star.
Take care all and hope to see you next year - oh yes... I've got the bug and just registered for the 2009 ballot!
I've had a nightmare 2 weeks... I went down with a chest infection on the 11th March and have not been able to run since the 9th March (13miles) then due to the illness. I've been on strong antibiotics and have been resting as direcgted by the doc. I'm still coughing a little but my legs are itching to go running.
I'm really concerned about my training. I'm intending to run today for the first time - just to see how much I can do. I'm hoping that I will be able to do a long run on Sunday but I am concerned that the illness has effected my lung capacity and that it won't be that easy to just do a LSR. I know I'm meant to be tapering after Sunday but am I am to do some short runs through next week to build my lungs and legs up again? I have the week off and want to make the most of that.
I'm not worried about time at all, I just want to complete the marathon and have a good experience and I'm worried that the illness at this stage will mean that I'm not properly prepared.
Any advice you can give would be much appreciated.