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?
I have decided that Eastbourne is a bit of long way to travel for a marathon I won't be ready for. Hopefully next year, I'll plan things a bit better to be able to take part, but for now I am selling my place. All the information you need about the marathon can be found http://www.visiteastbourne.com/events/BeachyHeadMarathon.aspx
Please get in touch if you are interested and we can make arrangements for the transfer (which according to the organisers is possible until 26th September).My email address is email@example.com