Several runners have suggested running to 24 miles during my preparation. By all accounts the last half-dozen miles of the marathon are extremely challenging and getting close to the distance beforehand will help me physically and psychologically.
As the programme I’m using only takes me to 22 miles I’ll be adding 2 miles to each of the long runs starting this Sunday, when I’ll be running 12 rather than 10 miles. Failing a group run at this distance from Kings Heath, I’ll have a go at the following route locally.
I’m looking forward to this one. It’ll be the longest run since the half marathon so a good test of how I’m progressing. I think going anti-clockwise will mean facing a nasty hill on the A45 towards the end so may try it clockwise.