On September 21, 2021 (!), a marathon is to be held in Gothenburg, Sweden, to celebrate the city´s 400 years jubilee. Registration is already open even though it is over seven years left to race day. The marathon will use the same route as the annual half marathon Göteborgsvarvet (along with the Great North Run the world's biggest half marathon) but instead of one lap it will be run two times.
Here's a link to the race website if anybody is interested:
It may seem somewhat bizarre to sign up for a marathon which is taking place seven and a half years into the future, but there is an option to transfer the starting place against a fee until 30 June 2021.
Ta-pe-ring! Just back in from my final 32 km/20 miles run so now the hard work is done.
Robin: I would recommend you to take it easy after your HM. With only two weeks to Rome it is not much you can do anyway. I was in the same situation last year when I did the Stockholm HM two weeks before Berlin marathon and I hardly tied my shoes between the races. Did a PB in Berlin anyway.
BTW, I also hit the wall in Paris last spring so I know what you´re talking about. Everything was fine until 32 km when things started to feel a bit uncomfortable. At 35 km all energy was gone and I could barely finish the race. The medics had to assist me after the finish line. And NO, neither do I want it to happen again...
MandM: I just do the long runs in a pace that feels comfortable. This has usually been 5.50-6.00 min/km, but I did the last 32 km in 5.30 min/km. I hope this is a sign that my form is improving. Will try to run the same pace for this 32 km aswell, but there seems to be a snowstorm coming in over Scandinavia thu-fri which may make conditions difficult during the following weekend.
MandM: Well, I have done two 30 km earlier so it´s actually two 30 km and two 32 km (two 18 and two 20 miles). I hope to cut a few minutes from my PB of 3.40, so let´s say something like 3.37-3.38. How about you?