Yeah I think the commentators are a bit off the mark. You can't just go and take a big risk and run at half mara pace for the mara, if your at the Games there's a good chance you know your optimal race pace. Only one I rate is Crammy.
I think Steve's cheeks will ache tomorrow with all the grinning he's been doing. Tune in at 20:45 as he's in the BBC studio with Lineker.
Marigold, great run. Was a bit concerned at the 1:06 at halfway as that is so quick but you pulled it out the bag, a pb, 1st for England an over 40 UK best and 10th at CWG. Pretty darn awesome. Can you allow yourself a cigar now?
The Aussie ran alright too.
Al P - Are you saving on petrol. Nice long commute and your splits looked like they got faster but they seemed to go off the page on my phone.
CW - Equally good vertical run from you. That'll build up the quads.
PP - That was a solid day inc the fast reps.
My legs weren't up for the 10k in Battersea this afternoon and pulled up at 5k as my thighs/quads were still moaning from Sundays effort. Bit of a shame as it is quite a quick course when it's not too hot.
Padams - Sounded pretty rough but glad you're still in one piece, even if you can't train.
Jools - Nicely done on the pb.
Tmoth - Good effort.
Crab (or the new flipper) - Chuffed you got a slot. Hard work paid off.
Dachs - That's a great 5k and emptying the tank is commended.
Bufo - That was a lot of climbing. Hope you have some hair that you can make use of the dryer. Solid 5k as well.
TR - Keep up the swimming coaching as Crab shows it can be done. Shame I don't listen to myself as my swimming is non-existent.
A flat 10k at Battersea tomorrow afternoon could be a bit warm. Legs sore from Surrey Slog half on Sun inc 1500ft of ascent. Was 20s behind leader just before 13m and didn't see him go down a narrow track where the Marshall helped by not sending me the right way as he was too busy tying his shoes with his back to me. He said later he tried to call me back (yeah once I was out of earshot). Tracked back after realising the race didn't include running through undergrowth. Lost 2mins and luckily hadn't lost a place to stay 2nd.
TR - Had a few races and a couple if tt's on it and it's pretty fast. Just need a higher angled stem as my back doesn't naturally go down that low. With the NF race I saw a guy was getting rid of his place but I offered a lot less than he wanted. I haven't done any swimming so maybe not a good idea after all. When you getting some trick wheels?
Jools - Happy birthday and should be getting a few F35 podiums soon.
Lev - Nice long run this morn.
Padams - The rain held off hopefully for your corp race.
PP - Hope you cracked the sub16 tonight.
New track coach has been a pretty positive experience over last few months. Tuesdays are 5k pace reps and Thurs much quicker. Tonight was 220m flat out and then walk/jog rest of lap and reducing by 20m each rep until down to 100m. 4min recovery and repeat. Spent all night chasing 15/16year olds and my legs were hammered by the last rep. Haven't run that fast ever I think and one thing that is harder as you get older.