Eyes bigger than the engine. The number one cause of marathon under-achievement despite how many other less significant factors people try to self-justify their poor performance with. The marathon's a cruel mistress and hence you need to be patient with her before reaching your climax.
Guy talks a lot of sense in a lot of areas. As for Padams stretching FFS he can hardly get through doors now without stooping - he needs more height like Njord needs more weight and marigold needs more fckn media exposure!
Awesome to see Dan A in fine fettle. Will this finally be the year? The big one...where he right royally fcks up a marathon from his strongest ever starting position? Let's hope so eh?
Running resumption continues but either miles are longer or minutes shorter and heartbeats are definitely pumping less blood these days - in fact often a rather 'satisfying' mix of all three.
MtR - finally you as opposed to the other selfish sod who has a similar avatar and always gets me excited when I pop in for a skim read and see on closer inspection it's not you having been smoked out. Got to admit I presumed you'd probably fallen off the wagon. Do you have a potential place in the big showdown so we can start a bit of MtR baiting to get you to turn up, woefully under-trained just for our amusement?
In other news : after 8 of the last 11months not being able to run I 've spotted a few green shoots of recovery in the past couple of weeks. Shame really as we all know red ones are the fastest. Still been keeping my eye in in the saddle and lido so could be a lot worse. Slowly, slowly catchee monkey and all that.