Posted: Yesterday at 11:24
RS - Tough luck. The air's good in Devon though, that'll help. That and the cream tea. (I went to uni in Exeter.)
LS - Nice. Some tasty running going on off the back of HMs this week.
bainsy (got that from TR...) - Good mix-up of quality on the x-training. You could be in good duathlon shape when you get back into the running.
Nope, definitely no proper marathon for me. Berlin is a massive focus for me this year, so I can't be burning any mental matches in a Spring marathon. Besides which, the master plan is to mirror my approach to last year's race (which seemed to work pretty well) with the odd tweak along the way, i.e. going into Summer without having to recover from a marathon, race myself PB-fit over May/June/July before getting back into marathon prep, this time on higher mileage off the back of what I'm doing at the moment.
...I've worked out I just need a 1.1% improvement to run sub-2:30. That doesn't sound too scary. So my thinking is that a similar approach to last year with a few "marginal gains" along the way will allow me to compare indicators (race times, MP pace sessions, etc.) to see if I'm on track.