OH: no idea how manage to swim in this cold. Huge respect.
I like the list taking shape.
LMH: we need you on there - you sure can pull something amazing out of the bag
I woke up to freezing fog not exactly conducive to a long run as it usually affects my breathing but tomorrow's forecast is for snow so I had to get it out of the way. Well, it wasn't pretty but it's done
What: 22 rather cold miles
Why: needs must
Last hard: that was. Longest run since my October marathon.
((Muddy)) how very sad. There's always another marathon. I'm sure your other half will appreciate your support.
Andrew: I'm also training by HR and I have to be a bit careful as I have a minor heart valve insufficiency so the thing that fills me with dread is the prospect of not completing the session. Silly I know
Stewart: I've done the same. Just did my 20 miler today (slight course miscalculation had me end up with 22 ouch!! Longest sun since my autumn marathon) and will do the MP run as part of a 20k race next Sunday.
Thanks, so everyone seems to be doing 18 weeks ... I found that I peaked too early when I did it (2 times) - each time I had a fab long run about 3 or 4 weeks prior to marathon day and each time it went downhill from there ending with a lacklustre race.
I keep a fairly consistent weekly mileage of 50-60 throughout the year so a 12 week sharpener seems to do the trick for me
I think I'll do 4, 5, 6 and 7 then shitting bricks already at the thought of the 7