Clocking up the miles for a spring race? Come and share your triumphs, woes, frustrations and PBs below the line as always

Well my weekend did at least involve some running, which is more than last week did. I do not, however, recommend absent mindedly making your not-very-long run route cross the finish line of the race you were supposed to be doing. Does not improve the mood. Then again I almost certainly looked worse after a couple of miles than the 20 mile race finishers did.

Missing a week is fairly meaningless in the grand scheme of things, but not ideal in the run up to the London marathon – particularly when you weren’t feeling particularly great before then anyway. I suspect I may well – possibly for the first time ever – do the sensible thing and defer my London place. Could I get to the starting line, could I finish 26.2 miles? Probably, yes. But then again I might break down properly in the attempt – or on the course. It increasingly doesn’t seem worth the risk. So, autumn marathon it (probably) is then.