The older I get - thats a tactic ive used before on a loop course - drinks in hedges! cant beat it, except for whenever you really need it and you're looking forward to it then cant find it in the hedge :O
must say my aims are similar for the next few months! stone to lose and mileage to ramp up a bit, last week managed 42 but i've a few 5 mile races the next 2 fridays so will try and add a longer run in on the tuesdays as well as sundays to keep that sort of mileage up
hopefully everyone is going well, imo the critical weeks coming up now, staying injury free and running well from now for another 3/4 weeks in past experience often determines how well the marathon goes!
im also enjoying it currently - got to my local parkrun on saturday and then managed a 10 mile marathon pace run yesterday, in place of the long run I managed to fit in on Thursday evening - my 11 mile trail run turned into a 14 mile run on the hills! hope everyone else is going okay, less than 9 weeks now!
i agree with that! more value for money! seriously in awe of people who can run that fast, sub 2.30 really is some time!
got a good session in with the club last night myself, 2m warm up then 5x800m hills with jog recovery, 2m cool down, and similarly my 800m hill time ranged from 7.30-7.45 - hopefully can build on this in the coming weeks
thanks meadower - Training is going okay now, its hard to know what to do differently each time i find - i managed a 4.28 in Berlin 2 years ago, and wanted to break 4 hours this year - desperately close in London this year, managed a 4.00.23 which was tough to take at the time! So hoping for a sub 4 certainly in Berlin first of all, and anything on top of that is a bonus!
hope the foot gets better soon - probably still far enough out that rest is best for the time being, hopefully a few days off sees it get a bit better?
some training there PhilPub, certainly seem to be on course for a great marathon time based on those sort of times during training - not sure i could do 1 mile at that pace!