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Shades-But when you are halfway you say 21km are done and only 13 miles left so in my head it seems shorter to go.
Big G - Hope it's the autumn Thames Meander you have penciled in, apparently the summer event gets quite busy with walkers. I did the autumn event in 2015 other than flooding and the weather was a nice event. Good luck tomorrow
Cal - I've chosen not to enter events without medals over ones that do, however in the first few years of running most of my events I raced never had medals. Have a good race on Sunday, makes sense to go all out, put the Tokyo training to good use, almost like a spontaneous race this one.
Rcouture - my normal year cycle usually looks like Feb 10k, March half, April Marathon A race, May-Aug pop a couple of ultras. Then back end of the year usually feature another A race or event before relaxing and getting in really bad shape ready to start all over again.
Ian, well done on refraining from liquid refreshments! Can enjoy plenty of them after the race.
Shades, I use the parkrun method a lot on mundane training runs when running back along the river, I know I need to finish the run as it's an out or back. However in a race it doesn't motivate me, I know where I need or want to be at every mile and then focus on knocking down each mile. KMs for me are too short and many
Another 8 miles before work, felt fairly comfortable, woke up tired so thought the extra hour in bed was more benefit than another 4 miles on the run (as I'm working till 8pm). May consider a parkrun or a gentle run tomorrow and my 1st XC, I wont be racing just a social occasion.
Big G - I do the same, count my parkruns left! although having done a lot of 5 milers recently that is becoming my short run and therefore 5 miles is the 'home straight' so to speak!
Not sure how tomorrows 16 miles will go, lots of localised flooding, I'll head out and see how it evolves. I guess the beauty of not running for a time as such means a few detours shouldn't mean much as long as I can find suitable routes!
Shades - I may end up doing some extra miles tomorrow, although I've looked at a possible out and back if flooding still bad
Iain, PF is crap, hope nothing develops, 18 months ago I never really suffered from injuries then had issues with my hip, carried on running for a few weeks, its all interlinked suffered from PF in the foot. It was agony at its worst and really wouldn't wish it on anyone. Good luck tomorrow!
Ian good luck keeping up with Mellor!!!!
Rcouture ultras are a lot easier than a road marathon (well 50kms), much slower pace, more of a social experience and get to eat cake and sandwiches. Bit like pub crawl but swap the pubs for aid stations and booze for food (except for Marathon Du Medoc, Beerathon or events at Denies Vineyards).