Posted: 24/07/2016 at 13:55
Back from my first outdoors run since the ultra last weekend- just 5 miles on tarmac- the cycle path near my house - slightly drizzly and sticky- at least not too hot! LEgs feel heavy, but no major niggles - I need to do a bit more at slow paces, to get back into it, before I hit any faster paces to get ready for the marathon.
After my disappointing time at the Arran marathon, this (clyde) marathon is going to be another attempt at a decent ( sub- 4:30) time. If I can't do that, I may give up on marathons altogether, other than as trainig runs for ultras, which are much more enjoyable anyway.
I don't know whather I will ever try reveting to shorter / faster distances- probably not- that gets much more difficult as you get older.