Posted: 22/04/2014 at 10:08
Well said Malcs. Two marathons in such a short space of time carrying an injury is immense. Taking a bit of time off will help freshen things up SupermanRuns, and make sure those niggles get removed completely. You definitely have that 3:30 in you but it takes not an unconsiderable amount of good fortune to line up on the start line with no niggles and an injury free campaign.
I'm convinced that my best marathons have been run with a long lead time into them. I would probably forget about an autumn marathon and think about 12 months to a spring one. That way you are under no pressure now, can enjoy your summer running, and build a really good base heading into the final 4 months next year. If you can start the 16 week programme with 40 miles a week being run on a regular basis - it makes coping with the demands of increased intensity much greater.
Of course, we expect you to enter the Asics 26.2 again, so that we can support you through the process and have someone to follow again next year!
Mr P - yes, very disappointing. We hit the post at 1-0 up and they went straight down the other end and equalised! I think everyone knew, at that point, what was coming! Magnificent win for Chester, though!
Malcs - yes, glad to get it kicked off. Tonight I'm doing 9 miles including 3 x 2 miles at 7:30 pace. Hopefully, my legs will cope ok with that. Also, I'm having my first swimming lesson tonight. Depending on how things progess, I am beginning to eye up triathlons!!!