Helpfully those supportive people organising the MK Marathon have published some training schedules on their website - I'm following the intermediate one.
With 15 weeks to go and feeling "on track" this is the schedule for the week ahead:
Monday - alternate 1 minute brisk run with 1 minute jog, for 40 minutes
Tuesday - rest
Wednesday - I hour 10 minutes at marathon pace (9 minutes per mile)
Thursday - rest
Friday - 40 minutes at an easy pace
Saturday - 105 minutes at a relaxed pace (10 minutes per mile)
It goes without saying I am impatient with myself and always feel tempted to do more because I know I can do more and go a little faster than this. That is just me, being a Type A kind of runner. I must be patient, follow the schedule. Well, more or less. If I need a good fast blast of a run, I'm gonna do that regardless of the schedule. I do, however, recognise the benefits of following a logical schedule to bring myself gradually up to the right distance and pace without injury or being prone to catching a cold, bug etc.
Type A runner / personality