I did Brighton Marathon last year & was one of the "elite" runners so I think that tells you all you need to know about their struggle to get a decent field down there lol, race has potential, but no way would you choose that over London.
London Marathon is great for South Londoners, you can have a good lie in, I jump on the train 10 minutes to Lewisham, then walk up the hill on to Blackheath, perfect.
I know a lot have to do it, but I find the whole Hotel stay the night before a Marathon unsettling, remember being on my own the night before Dublin Marathon, little or no sleep & spent a real "dark night of the soul" mainly worrying about whether the plane would crash on the way back or not & whether I should get the ferry back instead. Such happy memories lol
Enjoyed my run this morning; 20:37 miles in 2:27, some decent miles around the park ( Did I spot PhilPub down there ? ), I have managed 6, 20+ milers this time inc 1 23.5, a 22.6, 2, 21's & other bits & pieces.
Right groin definitely not right, possibly related to left hip flexor, not thinking about a PB, but quite chilled out & planning to enjoy the day, quite enjoying my running at the moment which isn't always the case.
Did a "Tortured" 23.59 miles on tired legs t his morning in 3:01, managed 21.18 in 2:11 last week but that was at the Cranleigh 15/21 in a race type scenario.
This week was 94.01 miles possibly my highest mileage week ever, I'm not sure if my body / physiology is the type that could tolerate much more than 90 miles per week, next week maybe aim for 74 or something like that.
Havent enjoyed this campaign by a long shot & threw a massive tantrum / spanner in the works, but now feel a bit better & have chilled out a bit, running a PB is not the be all & end all & am determined now to have a good day & *SHOCK HORROR* even try and enjoy myself, might try and wave at a few people in the crowd, or even smile at some point, madness.