really looking forward to this! i'm planning a run home from work this evening to get my recently meagre mileage up. it's my first largely off road half so i'm mostly in it for the excuse of saturday night in a B&B and lunch in my favourite pub
I went quiet in the build up as I wasn't sure I would run... but I did and improved on my first marathon time by 11 minutes!! 4:23:57 and over the moon. I absolutely loved it. I think due to lack of expectation and pressure I enjoyed it more than London.... very lucky with the weather too. I'll be telling friends to do Dublin!
Good running shea, sausage, clumsy!!!! I seem to have recovered from some IT band and shin splint problems, at the cost of 4 weeks of long runs. Yesterday would have been 20 miles, but I managed 17.3 miles with a bit of walking. Jim Holmes good point but no it wasn't my shoes, they are relatively new and the same shoe as I previously wore without any trouble. I think I'd been trying to cram in too much mileage in the week... Running twice a day a few times, which I've never done before.
For my first marathon I rarely hit the weekly mileage of my training plan but always did the long run. Wish I'd just stuck to that strategy now. I'm running the Royal Parks half on Sunday, I'll try for 16 miles solid on the 11th, and have a 10 mile race on the 20th. Hope that'll be enough to get me round. I just really don't want my second marathon time to be slower than my first!!! :S