I'm with RF, don't stress too much about following training plans. I often feel they are asking people to do too much!? I generally do about 3/4 runs a week. One hills, one speed and one long. If I can fit another ploddy 5/6 miler in all well and good.
We had dinner with a couple of Texan friends last night who are voting Trump tomorrow. They are 100% convinced he is going to do a great job and sort out all the corruption and are hopeful that he will send Hillary to jail. For the sake of politeness I had to keep my mouth shut most of the time apart from telling them Trump was a deluded fool (or maybe they are?). I can't quite remember his comment but it was pretty much along the lines of "there will be trouble if Hillary wins". Trump has whipped some of these people up into a state of frenzy
One of their worries, and others I believe, is who Hillary would appoint to the Supreme Court.
I fear for the result tomorrow. Thankfully we leave to head back to UK on Thurs so will get out of town before the shit really hits
Rodeoflip, one piece of advice I give to people is don't put your name on your vest!! When I struggled on my first London and was feeling really crap at the end and everyone was shouting come on Julia, you can do it, when I really couldn't I felt like telling them to F off, but I just put my head down and avoided eye contact. That's cos I'm a miserable git though Seriously though, most people like it, it's just me that doesn't.
On a similar note, if any of you have friends and family that can pop up at various points on the route and shout encouragement at you, give you a wave, you have no idea what a boost (literally) it gives you! I find I have a little spring in my step for a mile or so after I have seen family or something. It always gives you something to aim towards, say you have parents at mile 12 and then friends at 18 or 20, you can run towards that 'target'
I agree about the pacing band on your wrist because I can never do the mental arithmetic after about 17/18. The only problem with them though for an aged one like me is that I cannot see them now without my reading glasses!!
Did my hot half on Sunday, it was brutal. I was reasonably happy with my pace but the weather was so hot and humid, the heat I can sort of stand, but the humidity just kills me. Be back home soon and then I can moan about how cold it is, I love running in the cold though So looking forward to it. I'll soon be moaning about the wind and rain though I expect!
Congrats on Boston Rodeo, that's one I would like to do. I'm in the ballot for Berlin so will wait and see.