think it was 50 miles 2 weeks before and 20 miles whilst pondering whether to race VLM or not the week before! anyway, its not conventional!!! sensational run by Mr Way hopefully soon to be commenwealth games rep.
Samir must really be pounding the pavements in vegas!
Grendel3 - its mostly about endurance so the more long runs you can get in the better i reckon, as long as you can freshen your legs up in time for the big day. 1 weeks taper for Marigold, but 2-3 for most of us mortals i guess. i think if you want to get round comfortably and not really racing, u should be fine with a LSR 2 weeks out and taper from there.
well TT given i have been no where near those sort of times since 2010 really, and with a knee op and nearly 2 years trying to get over that, and a herniated disc, and now a stress fracture in between then and now, and not getting any younger - it just feels maybe a bit unlikely at the moment! But yeah if i get a nice decent 20 week block or something you never know... getting my excuses in early anyway
oh right Padams - hope you get your money back OK and things settle down a bit for you too.
Piman - the HM qualifying time seems to me to be harder (sub 75). i've only ever got down to 77 and a half, although i once felt around 76 fit but hit a very windy day for a half then. anyway, it seems harder to me!
HR - i could take you up on that transfer if no one else wants it for Frankfurt - but best to wait to see if I recover from this SF and build up a bit again, so if someone else wants it then no worries. Oh, its my birthday on Frankfurt marathon day so you could consider it a birthday pressie (Which is quite handy as it's probably the only chance i have of being able to convince my wife it's a good idea to commit to another weekend away for a marathon...)
PP you are really swift these days!
More good training Padams - your worlds race isn't far off now is it?
RE - can't add to TT and PP really, as i would think you have more than enough miles there, the main thing must be the specificity.
I've realised i have no chance of meeting the GFA qualifying time for next year in time now that i'm injured again which was the main purpose of the rushed training for edinburgh... but there is one other way in.... i'll just have to get sub 2:45 fit for Frankfurt i suppose so i can enjoy the VLM fun next year! probably not the most realistic of tergats...
Hope everyones legs are starting to feel a bit better and you can walk down stairs without having to hold on to the banister/hobble too much now post VLM.