Posted: 06/03/2014 at 23:02
Brol - Thanks, enjoy your holiday.
Freemers - I know I'm struggling to be fit but I have n't resorted to giving my Barcelona place to 2old. wink face.
Simon - Good news on your run.
There have been some very impressive improvements in PB's during the time I have been on the thread which you all should be very proud of and consistency of training is a major factor along with the mental toughness for those last few miles. Unfortunately for me I have only improved by 6 mins from my first mara(2009) to my PB (2012) which is pretty poor in 10 maras. Maybe I do train too hard for my body but my PB came off 6 runs a week. My last 3 campaigns, including this one, have been cut short by injury, and the frustration is growing, so I think something has got to give with my training for the next one.
Target for Barcelona, if I make it, has got to be similar to the result in Berlin given the same circumstances so around the 3:20's but no doubt I will set off at a quicker pace. Can't really hope for much better as only 3 runs of 20 or more and the last one was early Feb.
Calf is better and will attempt a short run at the weekend but very wary of doing too much on it and it going again.