Haven't been on here for quite some time, but just had a quick read through and loving the motivation!
Just done a 20 miler at around 9.30mm (same as past few long runs). Felt comfortable if a bit unexpectedly hot! Training for Paris which will be my first...and really hoping for a sub 4. The long runs have been comfortable and only need to shave of 20 seconds per mile....but I'm also quite aware that this is my first marathon so may not go to plan! Would people recommend going for a time for the first one? I've very much caught the bug and looking at Bournemouth in october..so there will definitely be future chances to break that 4 hour barrier!
Hope everyones LSR has gone well despite the heat!
Taken me a while to respond but I'm in the right place!
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!