Good plan Crispy. I'm hoping I'll have plenty of leave left to use at the crucial time myself.
Got Lincoln Half Marathon coming up this Sunday. Really want to do it but have added stress of a visit from the parents this week so it's going to be difficult. I am still getting out regularly but still only walking rather than running. Having said that did do a parkrun OK last Saturday.
Depends where you are as to how hot it is. Cooling down a bit here this evening so did get out. Only walking though, not feeling up to running at the moment. But that's the first time I've got out in a week and a half so just need to keep doing it.
I tend to prefer summer for getting out on lighter evenings - but it's been a fairly warm on this year which hasn't helped.
I really must get out again this week though. Other things happening last week that meant it was never going to happen. Although I'm only capable of short bursts of running at the moment due to anxiety levels, really need to get out again.
Thanks. It is reassuring to know there's a cut off of 8 hours - as I know that means that, worse case scenario, if I'm only running a few miles of it, I can achieve that time. I am a fairly fast walker after all.
I hope it doesn't sound negative but even the minimal training plan would be something I don't think I could be certain of achieving. Mine is not a straight forward situation where I can be sure of achieving targets. Like I said, last Tuesday I couldn't run at all - but on Saturday I ran nearly all of a parkrun. So I will keep doing as much as I possibly can. I am currently having counselling sessions and I'm hopeful that may help with my anxiety issues which may make the running a bit easier.