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Hi guys, just thought I'd get some opinions on what time I should ai for, I have an idea but always good to get 2nd opinions form experrts and people more experienced then me.
OK I did the London Marathon last year, trained well and lost 3 stone but ran with someone who didnt prepare much, train or eat breakfast, long story short it took 6 hours 50 minutes ot finish as she dropped out at mile 13 and ended up in hospital and for the first 13 miles we more or less walked much to my annoyance as I had trained so well.
So this year here we are again. Im going to be 8 pounds lighter then last year so 13 stone 7 pounds. Im 36, I can do a 10k in 52 minutes, a half marathon in 2 hours 5 minutes and my 20 mile run Sunday took me 3 hours 20 minutes.
This is carrying a heavy running belt with 4 gels, water and what not and I hate running with it as it weighs a ton and I can feel it bouncing so not ideal.
Also its hard to push myself to my maximum in my long sunday run, mainly because im drained and probably not rested enough due to the weeks training, I do weights too a lot BUT I manage to do my long runs ok. Ivecut carbs right down due to losing weight and its worked great, lost 2 stone but it doesnt help with the long runs.
So if I can do 20 miles in 3 hours 20 minutes now and by the time of the London Marathon I'll be 8 pounds lighter and also not have to carry water or gels, will have light clothing such as the charity vest and be fully rested and carbed up with maximum glycogen levels what time should I be aiming for.
I'd love a sub 4 hours but think maybe thats too much of an aim.
I have a major knee op 2 weeks after which will crock me for 6 months so don't want to leave anything out there on the track so to speak and want to go for it, go hard or go home!