I know the responses I will correctly get to this thread, and a large part of me also thinks the same, is no!
However I am still tempted to give DCM 2019 a try and am interested to get people's thoughts on the below.
I have ran 4 of the last 5 DCMs.
2018: 3:38. Good training and comfortable run
2017: 3.52. Poor training and a tough run
2015: 3:48. Again decent training and a comfortable run.
2014. 4:01. Terrible training but OK run. Gutting time.
I've enjoyed all the training and find the running a great way to keep weight off in between rugby seasons.
I signed up for DCM 19 after the highs of 2018 with the intention of doing serious training and aiming for a 3:30.
However life/travels got in the way and I've spent the last 2.5 months in South America, doing almost no running.
I am a 35 year old relatively heavey rugby player.
Try the DCM 19 with little to no training, aiming for a 4:15 ish time.
Across the next 4 weeks I could get 2 - 3 10km runs in, a 21km run and 1 32km run done (completed once back in Ireland). This would also leave 10 to 12 days taper where I would get in a few 5-8 km runs.
Due to lack of running/rugby I am injury free and across the last 2 months have probably being hiking for 25ish days, at high altitude.
1. Am I nuts to even consider this? Really don't want to miss the buzz of the DCM day.
2. What do people think of my above rough plan?
3. If attempting the above what sort of pace would be recommended for the long runs, possibly 6.45 min/kms?
Any thoughts and advice would be appreciated, hopefully not wasting anyone's time, and maybe distracting some from the stress of a serious training plan.