The jury seems to be out on whether runners can truly understand their running potential without spending a fortune on scientific tests or other equipment.
Running is something I've recently taken up and it's a beneficial exercise for the overall maintenance of a good body. That's what I've been told anyway, haha!
If you are an all-year-round runner, the chances are good that you will be pounding the pavements at some point during the dark in the winter months.
In all it was a great bustling city marathon, with a start and finish set in a beautiful setting; very friendly and helpful marshals and vocal spectators throughout.
When you're training hard to achieve a personal best, you need to adopt a structured training strategy that incorporates every necessary element of training.