Hi - Really delighted with how it went at Edinburgh. 2:58:57 - did it! New PB by 16mins! Felt really comfortable throughout and didn't go off too fast and kept exactly to target pace to do 1:28 for first half. Slowed a little bit from mile 23 because I was getting tired and knew I was on track.
Huge thanks to Steve, AW and others on here for the advice and training plan etc. Pretty much used the same plan and no doubt the volume and consistency of run training made the difference. Thanks again.
Well done for battling on Steve and well done Yasunaga.
I had long distance duathlon champs yesterday - 15k run, 60k bike, 7.8k run - last race before Edinburgh. Ran run1 at 81mins half marathon pace (4th), run 2 at 86 mins half marathon pace (2nd) and came 5th in age group overall. Hopefully 3hrs is within reach if all goes well - certainly don't want it hot.
Congratulations Alex, Denis and Cookbox and everyone else who did Paris in a great time. Shows what consistency in training can do.
p.s. If you can run at the paces consistent with a 3 hour marathon and can cycle reasonably well you have a good chance of getting into a GB age group team for long distance duathlon. Check out the British Triathlon Federation website if interested.