Posted: 27/06/2013 at 13:34
IF I enter next year....no idea why I pretend I won't......it will be a strange one to train for. I am currently at 47 marathons. Brighton marathon next year just so happens to fall on my 50th birthday so it would be mad to not do my 50th on my 50th as such a cool thing to do.
I ran 17 last year to get ahead of the game as have planned on Brighton being my 50th since they released the date. I did 17 as I thought I would be unable to walk let alone run after Comrades but am happy to report and running better than ever.
I can now only enter two marathons for this year and I want them to be good ones i.e. scenic, cross country. I have so far chosen and entered New Forest and am just about to enter Salisbury 220.127.116.11.1. Was going to enter Portsmouth but it is the day after my Xmas work do....NOT a good idea.
So, getting a decent qualifying time for Comrades 2014 will have to wait until Brighton 2014.
Also won't be able to do any 'official' marathons as part of training for 2014 until after Brighton.
I could of course just say meh, don't hold out for the 50th on 50th but it just feels right to wait.
It's all very thinky this running malarky !!