Posted: 09/02/2016 at 07:04
I know I am a bit of an anomaly, but apart from the two marathons where I wasn't trying, I have always had a slight negative split, so not just the elites! I agree with Lit that there isn't really much to consider about London, apart really from the crowds of people. I did find I was speeding up/slowing down a LOT on a sort of micro level to avoid running into people. It wasn't enough to disrupt the pace really, but it did make me have to concentrate and was very tiring.
Well done Tom on the MLR, that's what I'm doing this morning too. Off to meet a friend to recce a route for the 401 challenge - our club's helping organise a couple of the ones in our area.
Interesting how many people started fairly late and seem to have quite a bit of natural talent!
I need to do some juggling around this week to allow for Snake Lane 10 miler on Sunday, which I am planning on doing with enthusiasm but not necessarily full beans - does the following sound sensible?
Tues - 14 mile MLR, Wed recovery double - 6am, 4pm, Thurs rec 6, Fri LR 20 (an easier one that last week), Sat rest or possibly v short recovery to get a bit closer to proper mileage, Sunday 10 mile race (ie about 12 with 10 @ LT!! Sounds hideous when I think about it like that!) Will bring me up 3-4 miles short for the week but ok on the 10% rule!