I'm heading to Newcastle, UK for the Great North Run on Sunday, September 16th for a mid-season half-marathon test leading up to the ING New York Marathon. The field looks deep, so I'm looking forward to getting competitive and mixing it up with some great runners. I've been training in the Czech Republic for the last couple of months, and I'm very strong. My coach, Dave Smith, has allowed me to push the volume a little more in my second marathon build-up, and my body is handling it well. Just a little over 7 weeks until New York!