Posted: Yesterday at 12:01
Tommy, another amazing run. Big well done, especially for picking up the pace in the second half - I keep doing completely the opposite and pacing really badly, so particularly impressed with your racing technique.
Well done on making it through week 3 DT. Are you enjoying this style of training a bit more? Sounds like you're doing quite well with it.
Muddy, enjoy your long run/10K - sounds even more casual than my plans
Skinny, you are right, I am sounding fairly nonchalant about tomorrow. Probably too much so, and it'll turn out I've not respected it enough resulting in crash and burn. It is my local marathon, so I couldn't say no to it, but I didn't want to completely devote myself to it either. I've kind of kept the long runs and decent mileage going the last few weeks in order not to make it an unpleasant experience, and it's round the forest where I do many of my long runs, so it's basically a case of tacking another 4.5 miles onto a run I've done several times - which doesn't sound scary. However, as you say, it's still a long way, and I am a bit excited/nervous, even though I'm planning on running it fairly slowly, aiming for around 3:45-4:00. I have indeed done one slowly before - my first marathon was a well-paced 4:19 at Kielder, and I am sort of half-heartedly carb loading! /waffle about plans. Apparently I have thought about it.