I've aways been drawn to stories of going long and read some of the experiences of ultra regulars with wonder. It's always been in the back of my mind.
However, I've previously only run one marathon, a handful of halfs and a few of shorter races. This year I was training to run my second marathon and all of my training was going well until I got injured racing a half mara in my buildup.
I had a bit of a layoff waiting for MRI scans and the like and since returning to running have had little appetite. Now I really want something to train hard for.
The country to capital 45m looks ideal with the added appeal that I used to live a couple of hundred yards from the finnish line.
I'm pretty detrained at the moment after my layoff but still have enough base to ease myself into a marathon program.... if I followed a 16 week mara program followed by a couple of months race prep, is it doable?
Part of me thinks it's ridiculous but the other half says that although I've only run longer than 15 miles about 10 times, the mental side to my running has always been very strong and I've usually looked forwards to my long runs during training.