After a horrible first marathon (pace totally wrong and recovering from injury, walk/run from something like 16miles ...) I've done two conservative marathons ... my target times are slightly on the shy side based on my halfs and I make sure I feel like I am slightly holding back and checking my pace for at least the first half of the race. This has meant that I've loved (nearly) every minute of them and whilst I'm still pb-ing I don't mind a conservative approach even if it means I'm not hitting my full potential. Obviously this won't last forever ...
I despise DIY but the OH never gets around to doing it and we've got loads of paintings/mirrors/curtain rails that need hanging so I'm gonna have to get my man skills out. Mennania I shall be coming to you for advice!
Cor blimey - not logging in at the weekend means a lot of brainburn trying to follow this on Monday!!
Friday - awful finish to work so had a good angry 5miles on the treadmill then yoga to calm me down again
Saturday - 11miles with 6 at 'LT'. I'm still slow (approaching my previous HM pace) but there were points where I was running on the spot against the wind and the effort level felt correct for the 6miles so was happy enough. Am quietly confident that the pace will come over the next month
Sunday - sluggish 14 miles MLR, also had dog troubles with this small yapping thing being small and yappy at me
Tonight, just going to do another MLR of 13miles and legs are a bit pooped.