It's true Dachs, handsome and a good runner, you sicken me.
I remember getting all manner of abuse from Bus, Crispy and others at the Wokingham half, just for turning up in a hooded top and pair of shorts! Get with it!
Although the bit i'll always remember was waiting with Phil for Bus to use the race toilets, and the growing sense of worry the longer time went on with no return, seeing the race start time tick down, and having done no warm up, and all the kit being in Bus's car.
Finally giving up, ages later, we then found Bus, about half a mile away, happily trotting out his warm up, having completely forgotten we were waiting!
Dean's comment about the 15miles deffo rings true for me. We all love to run etc, but the long runs certainly feel a bit of a bind to me. One of the many reasons I wouldn't fancy a marathon. In some ways though the whole of the running week is a mental game. I usually tell myself i'm glad it's not another day's run!
Right, today was my first track sesh in about 6 weeks. 10x400 at "5k pace" off 60.
When I did this a couple of week's after the collapse i was hitting ok paces, but breathing was unbelievably shocking on the intervals. Today was much better, although probably more laboured than peak mode. Although when you actually try and quantify it, it's a hard comparison.
Anyway, started too fast, 1,13, 2x1.14, 1x1.15, 3x1.16 and 3x1.17 all in.
Average just under 1.16 is plenty enough for the aim.
We're getting there gradually, this'll be the first week I can label "full" in 2+ months.