To be fair Dave it was pre-ordained given your forum name but ended up very appropriate - as it does for most people at mile 22. There's not a lot of smiling and waving at that point believe me I hollered at a good couple of dozen - mainly thinking I hope I don't look like that but the chances are we all do.
I never said I did as many as 5 or that they were as long as 400m. I think I'm Corona fizzically fit enough to attempt such an arduous session but I don't have the menthol fortitude. Think it comes from getting close to LS21 and not pug the other one a couple of times. Bloody northern softies.
HR - Don't worry you're safe when there's comments like this around :-
I did a 3.05 last year off around 33.5 miles per week average
Good to see LS21 has taken the pencils from up his nose and is saying more than 'Wibble' again. I might have to start super slow just so I can re-enact the pass on the Highway. Wasn't the same last year without you. Hopefully they might ask you who you're running for again at the start. For everything else there was Mastercard.
I've started doing some hill rep sessions for the first time since 2004. I didn't particularly like them before I started doing them hence the hiatus. So far I'm 3 from 4 of doing them in their entirety in the eye of a very wet storm. But TBH I've not seen any research saying you get less benefit in pants weather or you lose less when you fail to execute cos the weather's pants. Get out what you're prepared to put in.