Birch - Nottingham Marathon in 3 weeks time, which I last did in 2011 with a beast of a wind. I now realise, though didn't know it at the time, that you and I finished that particular race only a few seconds apart.
I retire my shoes at between 500 and 600 miles or I get injured. Is the bottle of wine to celebrate their retirement?
Minni - Hope all goes well for you. As you say, an operation will bring relief, where other method's haven't. Many years ago, I was in a similar position with my right knee. A bad climbing accident left it battered & broken. I tried all sorts, but eventually 2 operations mended it & meant I could become properly active again.
Poacher - 53 up. Sounds an interesting (and frustrating?) course. Looking forward to your report.
Birch - Another decent long run put away.
Lorenzo - Nice Zen long run there.
OO51 - Too late to wish you good luck, as you must already have finished. Hope you had a great run.
20 miles this morning. Set up a drinks station at the side of my house and did 2x7.5 road & 1x5 hilly trail in 2:27:23 in brilliant autumn sunshine. Which brings to an end a 10 day running training block of 78 miles, including 2 long runs, a marathon pace run and 2 track rep sessions. I will be on the bike tomorrow.
PMJ - I hadn't checked next year's date. Maybe the organisers are hoping runners will enter as a London back up. Your Cambridge Boundary Marathon plan has a nice symmetry to it. I presume your Old Trafford trip is for the footy, not the cricket?
Lorenzo - nice 'evil' intervals & some hilly miles too.
Gul - 7 more miles safely in the bank.
Abbers/TR - all that cricket talk...I wish I understood it all!
Marrows - that is indeed a cracking track session. One of my favourites.
Birch - very solid session. Distance & speed.
I used to hate any sort of intervals or track repeats, but was encouraged to start by Astride, who used to post on here many years ago. They are now one of my favourite workouts.
8.5 mp miles tonight. Exactly 62 mins & beautiful sunset