Posted: 01/04/2003 at 18:42
Charlielips - would love to meet up at the expo but will probably be on my way home again by 4pm. And well done on your 10k run, you're obviously in good form.
Slowmoe - I've only done this once before and was able to go on a weekday then as well so don't know how busy it gets in the evenings or Saturday. I'd guess Thursday evening might be less busy than Saturday, unless you can get there for when it opens.
Never again - welcome, you might have to change your name after the event. Most common thought during/immediately after a marathon is "never again" but within a few weeks thousands change their minds! I'd say you were on target for a sub 4.30 as long as you keep your pacing steady and don't get carried away in the early stages. My 20 and 15 times were pretty similar to yours and, as long as all goes well on the day, I'm pretty confident of going under 4.30. Tapering does make a difference and the atmosphere on the day will lift you tremendously.
#3 - fingers crossed for you and I may see you at Expo.