But 9 min miles feel slow, I actually find it awkward to run any slower. My half marathon had an average pace of 7.40, so why would my full marathon pace be 9 min miles? I was thinking more like 8.20 ? My under 4 hours comment was a little misleading, based on the half time I have a target time of 3hrs 45 but worried this is not achievable.
So last weekend I do half marathon on 1:40:05 and feel strong and very positive about my training progress for London. Today, do long run, 22 miles at 9min mile pace but last two miles more like 10 min pace, and hit the wall at 22, nothing left at all. Now feeling apprehensive about completing the 26 miles in under 4 hrs.
Thanks folks, yes weather was ok in the end better than Saturday so definitely helped the enjoyment. Was slightly shocked to see the size of that hill on the run up to high street oirisheyes glad that was after only 2 miles not 12! It's easy to see how you get the bug being surrounded by so many positive people runners and spectators.
My first ever event race, loved it, 1hr 40mins and felt strong right to the finish, i was actually faster over the second half. Marathon training is obviously paying off, amazing what you can do when you apply yourself. A little less worried about the full distance now.
At the end of 18 mile long slow run last weekend, both calfs felt sore and tight. However, right calf is still very sore, no severe pain when walking or running (I rested for 3 days had a gentle run this morning) but to touch is very sore, if you press is hurts like hell. Off to see physio tomorrow, any ideas what i might have done...really worried as now missing runs as part of my London Marathon training (my first).