I think that's a massive generalisation and it's more of an individual thing. I'm always wanting to beat my PBs and even if my fiance and I are having a nice slow run together I'll go flat out in the last 100m to try and beat him.
Glad to see that there are more runners from the UK joining in. It’s my first marathon so I was a bit peeved that I’d have to buy the t-shirt on top of the entry fee. I’m still having a dilemma about my target marathon time. I ran a half marathon PB on Sunday of 1:46 and the RW race calculator predicts a 3:41 marathon …a little ambitious for my first attempt so I’ll be looking for a 4:15 finish although I’ll just be happy to finish!
Sorry to hear about your knee woes! You’ve got a great team behind you (and forum supporters) who will hopefully get you on the start line in Paris.
I panicked at the start of my training when I started to get pains on the side of my knee after a short run and it became so unbearable I couldn’t manage a jog. I booked myself in to see a physio to get a proper diagnosis and was told I had ‘runner’s knee’. I had a massage and stuck to swimming and the cross-trainer for a full week and eased myself back with 2 mins run, 1 min walk. Although I had some initial niggles I was amazed and how much a full week off running helped. I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be but I’m sending your knee some positive vibes!
I've not checked in for a while but I've got a big weekend planned. Finally getting my 50th parkrun on Saturday and I'm doing the Llanelli half on Sunday. I managed to shave 10 seconds off my parkrun PB last week and I'm now at 22:14 and hoping I can beat my half PB of 1:49. Our times started out fairly even stevens at the start of training but you seem to be flying!