Posted: 15/01/2015 at 12:06
What I like about marathon training is it gets me outside and relaxes me. I work in an office all day and it's just really nice (once I've forced myself out of bed) to get a run done before work, when there are not many people on the streets of London, and sets me up perfectly for the day ready to face anything.
Regarding the out there and back, I, like Chri5B, didn't find it an issue. The support along it, and in fact the whole course pretty much, is great and really lifted me when I needed it and distracted me in parts like the OAB. I'm actually already getting excited about running this again even though it is months and months away!