Ha, yes - many a time I have ran in front of a car at a junction JUST so I don't have to stop during a tempo session. It seems death is more appealing than a dodgy split.
Madbee - yes I did Manchester then London the week later, then kept up distance training as had an ultra booked in June but had to pull out of it. So I have pretty much kept up consistent running, just not PB marathon mileage. However I am not attempting a PB at Chester... (we all know I will cos I is a twat).
Flapping a bit. Will the 12 week plan be enough?! Feel like I am not getting enough weekly miles in. I had to abort my long run yesterday due to feeling absolutely shit. Trying to train for marathon during summer holidays when kids are off proving very tough. Things occurring in real life which are making me wonder whether I am mad for attempting a marathon again. ARGHH. Why are we addicted to this running shit?!
SRS - Race it, I would. 15 days is loadsa time to recover.