Jugula - that is great news, a PB is a PB but especially sweet as you had a DNF last time at Bilbao, so a great achievement. Hope you're enjoying the celebrations and we look forward to the report when you get home.
Lily - well done on getting your entry in for Yorkshire next year, plenty of time to do a long slow build up. I'd heard that Brass Monkey sold out in record time.
Big G - no plan should be set in stone so you're right to adjust to your needs. there's nothing to be gained for doing a speed session when you're tired.
Your MK race is early so you'll have done your marathon before most of the 20 mile races, there is Wimborne 20 on the 5th March, is that too close to race day? I ran it last year, 3 laps, small low key event, Steve Way won it.
Cal - a bit chilly here too, but I've only been out with the rubbish!
I guess a cinnamon Danish flavoured shake is the nearest you can get to Big G's pastry today
SK - I remember that you did a lot of 20+ mile runs last year.
I'll post the pumpkin recipe on here if it's good when it comes to the eating.
Have a nice time in Tenby, such a lovely place.
Big G - I'm at home, decided not to run. I went for a lie down yesterday and slept on and off for 3 hours, sore throat and felt like I had a bit of a temperature. I didn't eat until the evening when I had a fancy for custard! So had stewed apples and custard, then went to bed early and slept well. RHR still raised this morning but I feel a bit better and sore throat has eased off.
Shame as I really like Leicester marathon.
I think doing DMV half will give you a better idea of your level of fitness/endurance than the 10k and as you say perfect for calculating your training paces.
Wonder how Jugula got on last night in Bilbao marathon?