I've decided not to - plenty of local stuff to do to keep me out of mischief! Don't fancy all the travelling to/fro in the midst of winter. Nor the whole forum lottery.
Countdown to Cyprus has commenced - 17 days to go and only 28 days til the cheery tree goes up to brighten up the dark days.
Shorts have officially been packed already - today's parkrun was the first sub 10 degrees run of the season. Capris at the ready til it drops to 5 then I have a lovely new pair of tights that Ben grabbed in a clearance sale - they're ace - have shimmery, almost insecty metallic flashes around the knees. Total shiny kit syndrome fulfillment
Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay Mike - how jealous am I - sub90!!!!!!!! Awesome!
Pre-mara races - I would say that's a logical conclusion - it's what most programmes I've seen seem to recommend but shall look forward to your experiments. Will no doubt be another variable to add to the everyone's different list.
Couldn't imagine running a ½ without a watch - that is very brave indeed. Might try a 10k one day. I did a parkrun blind once - felt weird!