Thought I'd pop in here, not posted anything for ages.
Good to see there is still some racing going on, and the same excuses resurfacing.
My miles per week are less than most your long runs, and have been for 12 months. I am enjoying being a fitness runner and not feeling pressured to do a run because my schedule says I need to, or I feel guilty if I don't. I guess I could get close to sub 18 at 5k at a push, but distances above that I would have no chance - although I am giving Trafford 10k a go.
My long run is now on Saturday, involving a jog to a Parkrun, Parkrun and jog home .
NI, if you want to join me for that you are welcome. Probably South Manchester because I pace someone from work, then run home on the path towards Debdale Park and then to Heaton Moor.