I'm home on Friday for the weekend and have seen Perthshire too. It is expensive if you just pitch up but for free camping, massage, ceilidh etc then some might think it a cheap weekend? It is 20 miles from my house so it seems like a no-brainer for me. I did it a couple of years ago and it is a nice course and it will be spectacular if the sun shines. I will not use any of the add-ons so I will have to stomach the 35 pounds since i think it will help me for three weeks later.
Hardlines Minniemonster but your positivity will get you through to the next one.
I've been struggling over the last few months too but since we are all 'booked up' will give it a go but only looking to get round. I've recently found a magician of a physio and I now running freer than I have been for the last couple of years. Actually I am probably only 4 to 5 weeks behind my training plan with regards to long runs and have set myself another target for November so am psychologically now using Berlin as an early extended long run, a couple of months before my next marathon.
Older,the heat is doing me in too, so just hang in there. 18 miles is great and I am jealous. I have a couple of half marathons planned over the next two weekends and hope to add a bit onto the second one but don't see 18 until the last week of August.
I've been trying to manage plantar faciatic for the last two months. Have now succombed to one of those boot things you sleep in which I will pick up tomorrow. Might have to run round berlin in it at this rate!