Posted: 04/12/2016 at 21:53
OO53 - I would strongly discourage junior - much more appropriate to be targeting XC and shorter distances.
Poacher - hope you're recovering from what sounds like a horrific experience - fitness is to be valued over good looks
TAR - Keep the faith - your time will come
Sounds like all threadsters are training well and generally getting faster.
A bit of a lean time for me over the last few years:
London 2013 - 2:13:xx
London 2014 - DNS
London 2015 - DNS
London 2016 - DNS
Having struggled with the niggling injuries, I thought I should try a different approach. So I've been rowing since June and even managed to complete a Rowing Marathon (technically 49.2Km) in September in a time of c. 4:15. The good news is you recover quicker from a rowing marathon and having kept the runs going, I've suddenly found myself in reasonable running form.
So Brighton Marathon beckons, 18 weeks today. 21k today and 91K for the week, so everything feels quite positive at the moment
Anyone run the Paris Half Marathon in March - it looks more attractive than the Berkhamsted Half - but there's obviously the logistics to sort out ...