Posted: 02/04/2014 at 17:51
I did Blackpool mara after inadequate training due to an ankle injury (it was my third marathon) running at least 1:30 min/miles slower than previous marathons, and walking every water station - I went very slowly indeed, and was not in a hurry to start walking after the water stations.
This actually meant that I had no pressure from any kind of time plan, had time and space to chat to folk along the way and surprisingly found me at mile 21 with quite a bit of energy left, and thus I overtook loads of people on the last few miles, and finished with running faster than my previous two marathons.
But absolutely no long runs between now and then, Scottles - none AT ALL!!