KeyserSuze I think 1:57 isn't a bad time for that course on that day so you could claim bronze gilt if you like, it was hilly not just the big hill at the start but also the last 6 miles or so were all on an incline. Plus some of the paths weren't in the best state for fast running. I did a 1:37 half at the beginning of the month and felt like I had more left at the end of that than I did at the end of this. That said stop moaning and run more LN is hilly as well you know
You were also looking for the wrong person I was in a bright red gore top...
Just seen the official times I was 1 second slower than I said previously. And in position 103, how annoying I was so close to double figure position.
Nice run Pete, it amazes me that people who live in hilly places ever take up running must be so hard work. But when you get out on the flat all that hill training pays off.
I'm looking forward to recieving my new Garmin been wanting one for awhile but my Forrunner 110 never died, and although basic always made me feel I'd be buying something I didn't need, but marathon training means I need a watch that does more. At least that is what I told my wife...
Wycombe half done in 1:40:31. Sorry Heroine and Keyser to not have seen you. Hope your runs went well. That hill at the start really was steep, that's what I'm imagining Dores hill to be like, except Dores will be at least twice as long and 18 miles in!!! Think a reigned myself in OK on the downhill bit which was hard as loads of people overtook me on it, but I soon caught them back up on the flat. All in a good LN training run I think. Plus the goody bag was quite good and I like the medal.
Life feels a bit empty now! Got no more events planned till LN.
Helga, I think either of those options would be good. 10 miles is still a good distance. But I've read training on tired legs 2 runs in a day or a 12-16 mile one day with another 12-16 the next can be really beneficial to marathon training.