Posted: 21/10/2014 at 09:55
Continuing on from what Lev is saying .... you get those extra 3 weeks, but also if you wanted to go all out at the GNR (or another Autumn half) - I think you'd still have that race in your legs if you race 2 weeks after at a marathon. Really, one of them is your A race, but with all the training it would be a shame not to try and blast the half and nick a PB, recover, do a bit more mileage, then taper, then race the marathon.
I'm on the marathon come down, wondering whether or not to stick to my plan of doing no more road races until March. I probably will stick to it. I like the idea of hibernating my racing urges and just doing some good hard winter training, coming back in the spring and seeing what (if any) progress I have made) I'll have to rein my mouse hand in from clicking on entering the Gosport Half and the San Sebastien Marathon. I can't afford it - it's stupid, there's no value in it! (Stop it Jimbob!)
BTW did I mention? Ryan - that was a rallying call from you at the final turn. Thanks Mate - it got the blood pumping and I ran a good track!