Posted: 02/02/2016 at 12:19
Morning Speedsters. Glad to see everyone is getting their spring campaign on. I'm looking forward to having a drink with you guys post VLM, who cares about the race, I'm all about the beer.
After Florence and a nice hang out with Selbs, I've dropped off the radar for Crimbo and family commitments. I've totally skipped the XC season, congrats to whoever ran the dirty Heath at the Southerns on Saturday. It's a filthy course. I should have ran as it is in my manor, but I've opted to concentrate on trying to put a bit of mileage in the legs for Tokyo. Less than 4 weeks out, I didn't have much of a rest after my last marathon. I'm on an 11 week makeshift "plan" (which includes a 10-11 day taper). It's been OK'ish .... managed to build it up and did over 240 miles in Jan (which is a lot for me) .... already ran a bunch of long runs and some tempo runs, doubles but no tune up races planned. There isn't really a time target for spring marathons - yes I'm doing Paris and London as well. Tokyo will probably be my quickest if I have a good execution c.3 hours .... but not "planning" too much as I'm more about the tourism.
I'm in the ballot for New York as well as a time qualifier in a non NYRR race so fingers crossed. It's positioning early November is quite good. Enough time to get ready for it and enough time to recover properly and have a nice long winter campaign for VLM 2017. Anyway that's a long way off .... must concentrate on the here and now .... managing a few niggles, got another big week planned and then starting to cut it back on the mileage and do a few time trials to gauge fitness.