Under 2 weeks, what will the race plan be?

Less than 2 weeks to go until Manchester Marathon.

So how’s the training gone?

Fairly well actually. Always a nice feeling to get the long runs out of the way. Was getting really bored of plodding the same route. Not so much the running, more the noise of the traffic, dogs and people.

Now I’m not anti social, but running around the village or in the woods means peace and quiet. I don’t need to worry about people getting in the way, traffic, although there is still the occasional dog that pops out to see me.

Back to the preparation, compared to last year my mileage will be down by about 30 miles, not bad considering I had a lot more time to train last year.

The plan for the race; thinking that this might be my last flat course marathon, that the training has gone fairly well, that I’m not starting in the pen with the panto horse. I’m going to push to beat last year’s time of 4:28. My ideal goal would be sub 4:20, if I can run sub 10 minute miles for the whole race I can do it, I reckon by mile 22 I will know what’s likely to happen.

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