Posted: 24/03/2015 at 10:43
Hand it over when you're done with the crystal ball acp!
Andrew G, you can't be in bad shape to get that kind of half time - I guess the low mileage is more likely to find you out in the marathon than the half, but 3:05 is a conservative goal based on your half time, so sounds possible if you have got some good long runs in. Have you done many marathons before? Do you know how you feel beyond 20 miles enough to gauge if it's worth a try?
Andrews, that sounds miserable! Can only nod in agreement with what marrows said!
Westy, take it easy.
Marrows, how are you doing? Hope things are improving and you haven't sunk attempting aqua running again
Fergster and MM, thanks for thoughts. You're almost right in that I've almost hit most of the paces in training! Basically everything points to me being able to get an annoying 3:16-3:17 marathon, so the question is whether I am able to push that bit harder and squeeze the extra minute off. I don't think I will be happy with myself if I don't attempt it though!
5 x 600s this morning, at a confidence-inspiring 6:20ish pace. They were nowhere near as hideous as I remembered. Do, however, have a sore throat which I refuse to concede may be the beginning of another dose of tonsillitis...