So much for some time off, couldn't resist a cheeky 6 miler this morning - legs feel surprisingly fresh after the ultra. Am not going to do any 'proper' training until we get back from Peru in mid-June though.
Just completing our Brighton registrations too - 03:30 - 03:45 for me (although VERY much closer to the 03:45!)
Also doing my husband's and because he has a sub 1:30 half marathon time from this year he is eligible for the 'elite' start. Lombster and anyone who else who started with the elites this year - would you recommend the alternative start? Do you gain anything? Thanks!
Tillstar - a huge good luck for your hockey marathon, let us know how you get on.
Have you run Beachy before Lombster? I ran it last year for the first time and it's my favourite race...plus once you've run the last 6 miles over the Seven Sisters, it makes the last 6 miles of any other marathon seem positively lightweight in comparison!
Khanivore - I basically just made my own plan up as it also included my Brighton marathon training. The main difference between my previous marathon training and this combined marathon/ultra training was that I did more 20+ mile runs (probably about 8 in total), I also added a 10 mile midweek run, plus I did some back to back runs (eg I'd run 20 miles on a Saturday, then 14 on a Sunday). Then after Brighton marathon I did 2 high mileage back to back weekends (a 16 miler/24 miler one weekend and then a 30 miler/20 miler the following). The theory is that if you can run the distance over 2 runs you can put it together and do it in one go on race day....I did worry that I'd not done enough mileage but I had no problem with the distance on race day.
I've not had any time off since Brighton marathon as the ultra was just 5 weeks later, so now my work is done, I'm going to spend the next few weeks eating, drinking, being very merry and going on holiday!