I just stumbled on to this thread and wanted to say 'Good Luck' with the training and the big day of course. I'm also training for the London Marathon at the moment (best time 3.45) and hoping to get a PB this time. I'm doing the Rome half marathon on 1st March, so Looking forward to that as first race ever abroad.
I'm doing London and my wife and I have just signed up to do the Rome half marathon on 1st March. Anyone here done that one? Flights from Stanstead to Rome return £50.00 with Ryan Air and a room for two with breakfast included, half a mile from start, £37.00 per night. (very high rated on trip advisor) so not an expensive trip.
Training going quite well. Doing 6 -10 mile club runs averaging 7.30 - 8.30mm pace and up to 15 mile long slow Sunday runs at about 10 - 11mm pace, so taking it very gently on long runs to avoid injury.
Ah, I see. So you've done loads recently, just not road half's.
Had good club run last night about as fast as I could go, but that wind was sooo cold. Three of us kept each other going and we did 9.5 miles in 72 mins. Achilles at heelbone are moaning again today though. Not sure whether to stop running for say a month and try and get them better, or carry on at a reduced pace and mileage and hope they improve? I do cycle to work two or three times a week about 5-6 hilly miles each way, so thinking of increasing that to every week day (depending on weather) if I have a month off running to try and keep most fitness up? What do you think 3.45 ers?