I have been in Italy for a couple of weeks and did not post anything from there. I took a bit of a vacation from running but still did about 50 miles (48) in total. I forgot how hot can get down there... I did 3 runs in Sardinia and on my first I thought it was raining, but it was my own sweat from the cap ... I realized after that I was running at 8.30 am with 35 degrees ... that is hot!
I managed a couple of long runs, but mainly got a bit of fast intervals in. I am back in the grey and colder northern Ireland and I am going slowly back towards the 50 miles per week. I have a training plan for the Dublin Marathon (which I cannot run as I will be busy on the day) and I think I will follow it with some flexibility.
After that (end of October) I am planning to get some more intervals and stars training (to get more power in the legs). If I manage to get rid of some weight, I would love to run a Half at the beginning of the year and then prepare the Dublin marathon for next year with a goal of 210' (which for the moment looks impossible).
I will keep you posted on the developments