Great racing RS, LS21 (standard cock-up race prep!).
Alan - good luck with quack. Out of interest, did you GPS yesterday? quite a few rumours about the course, a couple of pals had it at 13.01, and 13.05, and GPS should read a wee bit long, so..... Might explain why quite so many fast times. You know how it is with you and short courses My mum is a batty old bird isn't she??? For the rest of everyone - she's 75+ and runs a half in 2.10, about 56/57 for 10k.
Confidence boost with what would have been sub18 parkrun yesterday, if I'd known to stop at the finish line, and not 15m short.
Big result of 2.57.11, hw split of 1.28.30, almost perfect. Will do for now
LMH - sounds like TR has a plan which will work for him, and seems dedicated enough to complete it - a simple mini-LMH-version is what you need. As he says (and he is a wise old chap), the hardest bit is stopping running and focussing on doing the other stuff that will help when the running starts again.
Padams - not sandbagging at all I'm afraid. A dose of the lurgi which hasn't shifted much in a week, lack of quality, a helpful of old age, and knowing that Njord will have beers in the house on the Saturday night pre-race all add up to a healthy helping of realism. 6M at MP on Monday felt more like 6M at 10k effort
LMH - rotten news, I feel for you. It has always been my knee that has caused me problems - always cartilage related. Are you allowed to x-train/bike? I was, and it kept me sane (or at least less mad than if I had done nothing at all!), I remember a 3 hour x-training session with great fondness. Not.
Strating my taper for Sunday's Chester Marathon - pretty certain I'm not in sub3 shape due to a lack of MP/race-pace work, so it won't be pretty.