I am altering my marathon plan to basically tread water for a while. This record-breaking summer has been brutal, and it is not fun nor sensible to bang out 20 milers in this heat. I will re-evaluate how realistic my sub-3 hour marathon goal is in a few months time when I hit the sharpening phase, but the new focus for my base building is simple survival. To be honest, that's not much different from last year, and I didn't do too badly once fall came around. So I'm not going to worry about pace or the like, just keep a decent distance for my long runs and anything else will be a bonus.
Including getting out of bed for my early morning midweek runs!!!
13 hours ago