I have a place in the half marathon but will not be able to take part, so happy to give somebody else a chance to do. The event has sold out, the entry fee was £40 so I think £25 is an fair price. I am able to amend the participant details, so you will be able to run under your name. Please post here if you're interested.
I am doing the race in 6 weeks time and I think it's about time to start doing some race specific training. I've just done Berling Marathon and VLM earlier this year, both sub 3-hours, but as a middle/long distance triathlete I run normally only 45-46 miles a week, with just a couple 60-70 mile weeks in each build-up cycle. This is normally a 20 mile long run at weekends and a couple of quality sessions of about 13 miles on Tuesday and Thursday (intervals, hills). The rest of training is done on the bike and in the pool. Do you think the mileage and timing are adequate or shall I change anything? Any other advice re the race execution?
CharlieW and PhilPub - thanks. It think I will go for 2:59 until mile 20 or so, and push it from there if I still have anything left in the tank. It is my third marathon only, and it is the first time I managed to realise my whole training program without getting injured, so I reckon I was getting too smug and neglected myself a bit at the end as a result. Not sure how much might fitness might have dropped over the last 10 days without the 3 runs I had planned.
As to my 10k pb going into Amsterdam, I have no idea: I have done just 2 in my life, but I have an impression that I am better at longer distances.