Obviously everyone different, but I don't think you can blag a Marathon. The only experience I had like that was a wholly negative one; Abingdon a couple of years ago, ran a very miserable / unenjoyable slog in 2:57, thought I could get ship shape in 6 weeks over the summer, only 1 or 2 "high mileage" & pretty much neglected the weekend long run.
There's a reason why the top runners on here ( & in the wider Marathon running world ) are putting in the 100+ mile weeks in & the proof is in the pudding.
Good luck to Phil PB & Lev & anyone else heading to Berlin this weekend, hope all of that fantastic training pays off for you, you certainly all deserve to have a good morning / day of it.
Good luck Rob in your Half Marathon at the weekend, hope you have a good one.
I have my HM in Tonbridge on Sunday, my ankle is definitely not right & hasn't been since last week, same issue from last June / July with the Achilles / heel,
I will go to the start line & start the race, best case scenario I'm thinking right now is that I will make it through the race in one piece but be at the very brink of injury by the finish line, definitely walking a tightrope
My Half Marathon is a week on Sunday, last weekend I did Parkrun hard effort & think I probably burnt a few matches, also big session on the Sunday, 10 mile tempo run in 1:00:00
This week I got my track session done on Tuesday, but have felt very flat & am feeling flat now.
I think I will do a Parkrun tomorrow but more restrained, what kind of session should I do on Sunday a week out from a HM ?, I want to do some stuff at or approaching HM speed / effort, but think doing another 10 mile / 1 hour Tempo run will be taking the Michael a little bit.
I don't want to be feeling like this this time next week, certainly hope I haven't peaked a week too soon.