Posted: 12/03/2015 at 13:36
One2E my best marathon was off long runs at a slower pace than I had trained at for previous marathons. The long runs are important more about time on feet that speed. You can try and pick the speed up a bit on shorter runs. One thing to bear in mind when running your first marathon is no matter what time you run it will be a PB. Good luck with your training and maybe bump into you at Larne.
My back still isn't 100%. I'll try a short run tonight then 10 miles in the morning. 3 hour sponsored spin class in the after noon for comic relief. Then coaching course Sat & Sun. A busy few days ahead.
Good luck to anyone racing this week end.