Ian5 - I think Scotland would get an independence vote now and I think they'll go ahead with another referendum. After the last one and folk discovered that life went on they'll have more confidence to go it alone this time. I have a friend that lives near Nessie and she was going to move to England if it had been a yes vote last time, I wouldn't be surprised if she hasn't changed her mind now and would stay put.
Good luck at Rhyl and hope you get that PB.
KK - I think choosing the right IM course is why a lot of folk go overseas to do their first IM, I think Zurich is a popular choice. Tenby would be fairly near for you I guess but not the easiest of courses, I'm going to the Long Course Weekend and I've booked an extra night so I can watch the swim and bike, but of course I'll only take part in the marathon.
Next for me is Potteries on 3rd July, I've done the old Potteries event several times and it was resurrected last year, I believe it's much the same, hilly, humid and hot but well supported.
Nice and sunny for my run, but as soon as I got home it's clouded over and gone really dark.
Lily - there's also Boston(Lincs) mid April, first run was this year and a lot of positive reports that it was a good race.
Keith - I think it would be too long a wait to invoke article 50 after the French and German elections. Cameron had intended to go fairly soon anyway that's why he's resigning as he has no reason/ambition to want to continue.
It was a democratic vote so cannot see that there would be any further voting, would be unfair.
Scotland will now have another referendum which they should win their independence and they can try and do a deal with EU.
Ian5 - I hope you didn't put any money on your referendum predictions
Iain - I hope the legs are recovering
mamafox - I will try and knock 10 minutes off my average marathon time by a combination of high mileage and lose a few pounds too, that weight/performance calculator is a great motivator.
That's good news on the foot, now rest for a day or so before next run.
Big G - that's a good test of your ideal 'running/racing weight' as you know those few pounds do hinder you on that hill, so fat not muscle. I'm not surprised that your weight has dropped by 3 pounds now your body has settled down a bit after your marathon.
molly - well done on completing 2 Ironmans now and an 80 min PB is amazing. But I don't know how you found the time for the training in 3 disciplines with work/family and hot weather at times where you are.
Are you thinking of another country/UK for your autumn marathon?
mowzer - if you could wait for the floods to go the ground should dry up and you might be able to get your trail shoes at a better price. It's a lot of money to pay full price for shoes these days
Wow , that's some racing mileage in a weekend, you're amazing, I don't know how you do it.
Lily - how about White Peak which is usually the day before Windermere, or you could go further north to Stirling 21st May, Manchester 2nd April?
No running for me today either, ankle tendon is completely better but I got up at 2:15 am and decided to quickly check on the TV what the status of the referendum results was. Leave had a very small majority of a few thousand which then went to Remain by a few thousand so that was it, I ended up staying up and watching the whole thing. An historic day, it was so exciting to watch. Have been food shopping, think I might have a snooze this afternoon
Iain - I'm not surprised you have DOMS after that increase in mileage, need to clear that as I think your 30km race is this weekend, isn't it?
Ian5, Cal & KK - I tried to carefully word that posting about the effect of weight/performance in marathons. The intention was not to influence you to all lose weight. Although weight is factor, as are other health issues, training and race pace are just as important.
Rest day for me today, I tweaked my ankle yesterday on a steep camber and by lunchtime yesterday I had a bit of swelling on my ankle, it's a tendon that troubles me now and then, it was sore to walk on too. Slapped on some Kinesio tape and it feels a lot better but will rest today. Annoying as I was planning tomorrow as my rest day in case I decided to stay up or get up in the middle of the night to follow the referendum results