Welcome Nessie to this thread, we'll see your through your marathons, can't help with the climb of Ben Nevis though, but I expect there's someone on here that can. I can't believe you'll be 50 next year.
I can't remember the last time we met but it's years, was it when you did a huge PB and your OH missed it as he wasn't expecting you to finish so quickly?
I am coming up to do Loch Ness this year, not sure about next year (yet).
Nick - I think running an even pace for a 5k must be very hard, run the first mile, adjust pace accordingly for 2nd mile, then you're into your last mile, tricky.
KK - I was thinking of you today as a friend of mine said he had a really tough run at Liverpool due to the heat and he was having trouble recovering. But well done, it's only a week since your last marathon and that would still have been in your legs so you did well.
It was the Tour last year that got you really fast and the start of all those PB's.
Calf feels a lot better thanks,although I know it's not fully healed but DD trashes the legs anyway.
Big G - good weather for getting out on the bike here today. Will you be cycling up to Dartmoor on Saturday?
If you're up for a speed session I guess you'll be planning a race fairly soon then, good news
SK - I'm so pleased your PB is confirmed and a couple of extra seconds too.
My Kinesio tape was a bit itchy today but I realise it's when it's drying after bath or shower, I guess it tightens up again after getting wet?
richmondjam - so sorry to hear what sounds like a really painful problem with your glutes.
Didn't your physio say what the problem was caused by, or what the injury is.
I think you know that you are likely to have a difficult race, there is absolutely no point in running before race day. Gentle stretching and keep mobile, walking etc and get some rest, that's the best you can do so at least you start the race pain free.
If it was a local race I would say don't run at all, sorry