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Iklebutn Miles - Paris is 6th April, so pretty good time! It should be a good one - great atmosphere but hopefully not as crazy as London. Also I reckon the knee problem must partly be psychological - you're telling yourself you can't go for a long way, but it hasn't been bothering you so maybe its partly you telling yourself you can't do it? Maybe see a good physio and get the right stretching and then go for it!
FRC - thank you! Little about me - female in twenties, moved to London in Feb this year and just getting used to it! Was a good competitive swimmer for a long time - particularly distance free, and took up running to supplement it. So tricky to fit swimming around work now though. Done a few open water seasons, and although a couple of years ago, won a couple, so am now quite keen to get back to it, but struggling to fit it in. Been plagued by injuries due to obsessive overtraining (and undereating) in my teens - have a very weak right side, so get all sorts of ITB problems, and it caused the sciatic nerve problems. Hoping to have a good physio plan in place now and try and fix it! As for times, must confess I haven't raced too much but have trained for years. 10k in a training run recently was 53mins, so hopefully could have a 50 min in me!
Acoops - thanks! I have entered Paris with a few friends - pretty excited! I trained up for Milton Keynes last yea - did all the slog and a 20 miler, only to trip a week late and trap my sciatic nerve. Took a good few months to get back running, but keen to get that first marathon under my belt!