Chick - better to bail when you know it's not your day. You have massive mileage in your legs it's no wonder they complain occasionally!
7.5 miles today - kept the pace steady, a little quicker than yesterday and although I could feel my calf it was better than before. So all good I think. I'll probably rest tomorrow after the massage, then I have a 3:15 duration run for Sunday. Probably be somewhere between 22 and 23 miles if I pace it right. The weather is looking good for it
Good report FRC...you look happier in the pictures as the race went on it seems Will look out for Jonny Mellor tonight. Sub 7.45!!! I remember when I was pleased to do that for a mile the first time
Barry / 2old - sorry for the mix up!
Simon - excellent running, getting some speed back which is great.
Ant - how are you going to pace Finchley?
My calf was really tight on my run yesterday, so kept it to a slow pace. Will do the same again today instead of the planned intervals - no point pushing it. I've booked in for a massage tomorrow morning as well which should sort it out.
Superman - are you doing Cranleigh? That's the one I'm doing. I'll look out for the cape...;-)
I think Malcs' calf issue might be contagious - my left calf felt really tight on my run today and I had to keep to a really slow pace....nothing that a good massge won't fix I'm sure, just a bit annoying.
Angela - I have a 3 lap 21 mile race the following weekend, and I always pace it in three blocks. It's 9/6/6 in terms of miles, and I do something like MP+60, MP+30 and then MP for the final 6. I find it is easier to go from MP+30 to full on MP, rather than MP+60 to MP, as the difference in pace is so much bigger. So I reckon your plan sounds like a good one