Posted: 15/07/2016 at 13:16
TT -- looks like good stuff training-wise.
SL -- I'm wracked with guilt now -- it's my shocking failure to _commit_! But if you're doing the tourist sites, might well also bump into you not in running kit, which would be lovely -- Empire State Building, Liberty Island boat trip, Intrepid museum, modern art, etc etc, all good stuff. Last time I went to NY (except for changing planes for work) was in 1981 when my Mum went over to run NYM and we stayed a week, so it's been a while. The HM in Portland sounds quite low key, but our friends hosting us there have been bullying me for years to come over and race there, so it's bluff-calling time, and I want to put on a decent show... if that's possible after a week and a half of indulging in US portions. Both mini-CWs have finished big exams, hence the rare bigger holiday.
And I've never trained "properly" for an ultra, but from first principles you want to develop your fat-burning and so be running glyco-depleted. So back to back 20s is Ok so long as you don't refuel too much in betweeen -- but arguably doing 30 on one day and skipping the other would be as good or better. That would be my preference anyway, but partly to fit in better with family (only bunking off for one long run not two).