Thanks Eggy and MacPerky - I have plenty of time to train for up and down. I'll see how the training goes and make sure that 'enjoying it' is number one on the list. I've found I'm much better at hitting a time target when I'm either not expecting it or someone on the start line says 'hey, I'll bet you could do this in x:xx time' - YerMaj and TheJimBob, I'm looking at you!
Doing a 7-8 mile tonight as part of Plymouth training. That's going to be an 'enjoy it' one, I think - no time to do anything over ten miles as I'm in Sheffield this weekend until Sunday evening, and then driving down on the Friday.
Marcus Mumford? Is that the Marcus Mumford, from Mumford and Sons?
Thanks TheEngineer - if I were superstitiously mathematical I'd say my next marathon will either be 4:02 or 3:52! We shall see - Loch Ness in September, my first Autumn marathon.
Good luck in the marathon PB quest. I was talking to a fellow club runner last night about my sub 4 ambition - I know that when I get it, I'll almost immediately want sub 3:55 as the same thing happened when I got my first sub 2half marathon. I've genuinely enjoyed the training campaign for Paris though, and I think that's important too.