Yes, nice to catch up with you Becca. I really enjoyed the route this year, not so much the mud (but now an expert of different types of mud), I'd nearly forgotten how nice it is to run in the sun with little wind! Did you have a good run? Also, what are the checkpoints at Charnwood like in terms of water and refreshments? I need a new o-ring for my camelbak, but not sure I'll get it sorted in time.
Last year, and so far this year, I did a mixture of Don Oliver/Alsoran and what seems to work for me for marathon training, so I did x3 marathons and x2 50km (for my final marathon/long run weekend, I did 13 miles the day before three forts marathon). I found this book really helpful
March 16 Northants - Carmen : Barcelona - Slow Duck, Slotwin, Running Rodent
March 22 Charnwood - Becca7, Emily, WA, Jacqui, Camilla, ? Martin
March 23 Rome - Muzza
April 5 SDW Becca7
April 6 Manchester - Muzza. Slotwin : Brighton - Slow Duck, Possum Hopper
April 13 London - Slow Duck, Emily
April 19 Compton 40 - Carmen, Slotwin, Slow Duck, Margie2
Just looked up the Stanford Hall half - looks lovely, but I don't think I'll be able to make it logistically (will be relying on family's good nature to get to Charnwood already). Plus I'm kind of focusing on London in terms of my training at the moment, so including a couple of marathons (run VERY easy) as long runs before it for Comrades, but leaving the BIG mileage weekends until afterwards. I hope I'm doing enough through March (my April will be similar to last year) - weekly mileage so far and my intentions for March are/will be slightly higher than last year, just spreading the miles out over the week slightly differently this time with more focus on track/hills and tempo in the week and fast finish weekend long runs for marathon training.