... and I am in it!
On short notice I have been given an entry for the Edinburgh Marathon on the 27th of May.
This Marathon is not supposed to be a major event in my calendar this year. The background is rather to have a 'speed*' or 'tempo* -session' for the 100k Anglo Celtic Plate in July in Wales which will be the major event in my calendar.
*As they say "You are an Ultra Runner when you consider a Marathon as Speedwork". When I started running ultras I always thought there was
a smiley: :-)
or winkey: ;)
after that statement. But now since I am a (more or less experienced) ultra runner a Marathon is indeed a tempo or speed effort for me. Since I do not have the "speed" a "normal" Marathon runner would have. For someone with a main interest in Marathon running a 10k or Half Marathon would be a tempo session.
Anyway, I have not been running a Marathon for a while. My last one was Berlin 2009! I missed the following Marathons in Berlin in 2010 and 2011 due to illness or injury. So I am really looking forward to a little bit of "Speedwork" on the roads of Edinburgh :-)