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nice reps SJ.
Wardi - racking up a few miles there!
Menn - i'll refine my target probably a week or two out from the day, see how next few weeks go. in the back of my mind, i guess i have PB in mind (don't we all!) but maybe getting too old to threaten it. I haven't run a a really good marathon really since 2:41 in london in 2016 - i guess if i can get back to anywhere under 2:45 i will be very happy, and even in the 2:4x range will be an improvement on last couple of years where i have been getting slowly slower in the mid 2:50s. So i'm going to give this one a good push. The mid week and long runs though still show i am a way off that form, but i have a bit more time.
With the added focus i have now, i have largely cut out alcohol for the past two weeks - well since i got back from holidays, just the odd glass of wine, and been drinking non alcoholic beer as i can't quite give up beer totally! It has meant the weight is dropping off me, so i am hoping running at a lower weight come race day gives me a bit more time as well...
5.5 mile easy commute this morning, will do an easy 60 minutes later.
oh dear LMH, do your best to try and not stress about it, hard though that may be, hopefully getting out for a good run on Sunday will help.
Top MLRunning there TR. longest MLR i have done is 14 miles, maybe i am missing a trick there.
SJ, don't misread my cutting back into total abstinence, i aint that much of an athlete and do enjoy a beer too much!! But for me it's been a big cutback so is making a difference. But tonight i have lads poker evening, so will have a few beerios for sure, but i will also take some low or zero alcohol varieties to keep a lid on it.
Thanks for the recommendation Menn, haven't tried that yet will put it in my next shop, most of the ones i have tried so far are awful! The german ones so far seem the best of a bad bunch (the famous Erdinger and Clausthaler unfiltered). I also tried a little craft beer (Small beer) that is 2.1% alcohol, but didn't like that, but they also make some other ones like a pale ale which is 2.5% so i might try that. Will try your suggestion, and also i think the Bredog nanny state. guess it's all too big a change from the high alcohol continental lagers i like! but i plan to try and keep a bit of discipline now i am on that road throught to Abo, just watch out post Abo while i blow out!
5 miles recovery runs last night and this morning. LSR planned tomorrow of 21-22.