Nice report, SL - you're clearly in great shape at the moment.
Honorary mention to Padams' dog - it figures you would have a super fit canine!
Jooligan: I wouldn't race either of those this weekend if you have only just stopped coughing up stuff and have any plan to race another marathon soon. Let your body recover from the marathon and the virus, so only steady running for now.
Elizabeth and Booktrunk have it spot on: just keep you effort even, even if that means walking at first and/or walk or run/walk the hill if that's easier. You'll gradually adjust, and then have a huge advantage in undulating/hilly races over the flatlanders -it's great in the long term!
Well done on the sub-3, GBRM - doesn't it feel great when you finally get there? Bet your're grinning through the aches and pains this morning
I've said well done elsewhere, but congrats again Piscator. Perfect pacing
LS21: congrats on the 2.50 at Abo. You clearly recovered very well from Berlin. And well done for even being able to stay focused in between the two events. I'm always ready for a month of sloth after a fully raced marathon!
Nice racing from Padams and Alan, too. A busy weekend for the thread.