+1 for listening to music a weird mixture of Pink Floyd, Elvis Costello, The Cure plus a mixture of more modern stuff that the kids have downloaded and like Shrillex (Mr NGUG slightly incredulous that I listen to "that" music) etc. etc.
Still not sure about P & D myself - might try it again this year it is quite intense PC is right.
ATM - that sounds interesting have to look at Audacity.. .
WillM - that sounds quite sensible i.e. building up slowly if you have been out of running for a bit..
Dannirr - I would definitely agree re strength etc. doing a 20 miler and then having a huge hill to climb at the end of it. I think practice also of running at a consistent pace on the level is also a good idea I found that the first marathon quite fast as although I was strong and had spent many hours running long distances I wasnt used to the pacing on the flat.
PT for me today - he likes burpies - I dont like burpies OMG I must have done 80 of them not a pretty sight.. lol...more balancing on the knobbly swiss ball now able to balance easily on hands and feet and can sit upright on it on my knees.. loads of core exercises new diet starting next week.
Morning all! Some fab running there Weedy, Emmy and RR ..
BM - I live in a very hilly area too. I have done the run to time as well but I think like yer-maj I would say run the mileage too however slow you feel you are. I would not be happy running a marathon without having done several 20 milers rather than say 18 miles hilly.