Minni - great to hear from you - 31 miles in 24 hours . Guess that means you are on better form then - good to hear that. How are Bro and Carrot doing? What are they targeting next?
Nell - reykjavik - hence my acclimatisation training camp in scotland right now!
Very consistent barry!
2old - shelling peas? I wish. Hope to get a 20 in this week, but my legs are still sore from the 20 on Sunday so we'll see if that makes sense.
Games vibe has been great - especially inside the venues - its been as good as the paras (which atmosphere wise was better than the olympics) - thanks to the fact tickets are reasonably priced and not too hard to get hold of, so they are packed with more local people. Lots of home nations success helps too, and incredible weather.
Had a great day yesterday, thrilling team badminton bronze match, then to Hampden - was right next to Gemili when he saw he'd got silver. Nowhere close to the whole of Hampden in full voice for a bit of flower of scotland. That was sweeeeet.
totally kiwi - pushing beyond the limits is the dream! I can't wait for the day I get to do a post race bbc interview with chunks on my vest. One day...
20 done, beautiful up on the moors today. I should watch a world class marathon before every long run - v inspiring. Probably a mistake to watch the 100m heats when I popped back in for a drink after 12 - had a few faster miles when i started again! Legs sore now, but the run felt OK.
Marathon in 4 weeks, so plan to get a couple more 20s in in the next 2 weeks before a 2 week taper. Hopefully that should make sure I've got legs to use after the 16M point this time.
kiwi - better getting out for a hot 8M than being on the bench though eh? If you want it a wee bit cooler I can suggest moving to Scotland (tbh, this is the solution to everything) - my 8M this morning in the haar was lovely. Calves still a bit stiff, but I took the Jens Voigt approach to them.
FRC - hows the body recovered? Its been interesting talking to a couple of guys from my club who ran comrades and the effects they are still feeling - amazing what something like that does to the body.
Anyway, aff tae weegieland the noo fur the late shift at the velodrome. Pure deid brilliant. Ahem.