Having been injured for last year's event, I finally got to run the 42k today and loved it. Great atmosphere, amazing views, good marshalling and signposting for the vast majority of the course - apart from the end. I got very confused for the last 3 miles or so, worrying I had taken a wrong turn due to lack of signs. While I'm pretty sure I didnt actually take a wrong turn, I still ended up clocked up 27.33miles according to mapmyrun. Just curious - what distance did others measure the 42k course to be?
I spend a lot of time ruminating and research ingmy next shoe, partly out of mild obsession but also partly because of the high price of kit, which makes any purchase quite a big deal for me. While in the past I have happily bought last year's models at reduced prices, I have recently caught wind of a third way from another message board. In passing a runner mentioned using Saucony Jazz Low Pros and Asic Corridos as simple and reliable training shoe that both have a reasonably low drop. They're not exactly marketed as a running shoe, more a design classic, but I'm thinking that if they're made in line with the original albeit with the lower profile, they should do a decent job, and at £25 that doesnt sound bad.
Does anybody have any experience of using the Saucony Jazz Low Pro or any other similar ex-running now retro fashion shoe for training or races? I'd be really interested to hear about any experiences.
I have signed up for the Richmond Marathon on 5th May. While I am training seriously, my goal isnt a specific time but to run it comfortably so I can enjoy the evening afterwards. Previous to this, I have run one marathon (Taunton in 2011) as well as a far few halfs. I go out at least 4 times a week, and my longest recent run was 21 miles on Monday, which went very encouragingly.
I am now thinking about taking a week off training to go cycling at the end of March. This would leave me with 5 weeks to race day. What do people think about this? Can you give me any tips/reassurance?