There are a few decisions to be made.
1. Do I continue to work on the marathon training and do Nottingham Marathon in September?
2. Do I look at doing a few 5000m and 3000m races on the track over the summer and delay a Marathon until next Spring?
3. What are the races over the summer that I want to concentrate on?
My run at Chester has given me the qualifying time for London 2012 Championship Race. I really enjoyed running the longer distance and felt strong enough to not be daunted by a Marathon in three and a half months or so. I have already entered Nottingham but know I can run the Half Marathon on the day but feel I need an early decision to give me some focus.
Saturday mornings have become a key session for me and the build up to Chester has seen me running a longish hard run between 9 and 12 miles at a pace hovering around or under 6 minute miling. The focus for most of these runs have been the Half Marathon at Chester. This Saturday I drifted, I felt like I was running without a purpose, no real reason to push myself to the limit and struggled to lift myself to anything like the past few months. 10 miles completed but my fastest mile was a 6-40 mile with the rest around 7 minute miling.
I need a plan....quick!