Not posted since June, but have followed this great thread...with highlights including SJs enormous swim, PJFs great Berlin GFA (& techno clubbing), GD's speedy employment turn around.
Hope your post op recovery continues well OO - I once had a similar experience at the green start, with no mark celebs getting in the way.
Gul - all the signs of a physical decline that I expected in my 40s, but didn't seem to materialise, definitely happened in my 50s!
I've continued to have a difficult time with my hip. Had to pull out of GNR & despite a cautious return (it has now been nearly a year!), can't seem to get above 35 mpw, without having pain. Anyway, I've a half marathon entered in Nov, when Mrs. F1 is doing the 10k - so that should be a good weekend.
Also got my GFA VLM mag, which has prompted my post. Not sure if I'll ever get there, but as Lorenzo says, it's early days. I can recommend Manchester as an excellent Spring marathon
MsE - take it easy with those achilles tendons. I seem to remember from by-gone posts, that you have a lot of experience dealing with them - but all the same...
GM - for most of 2014 I was 10:04 to 10:07 (I'm 5ft 10) & my family kept telling me I was too thin. But out running or on the bike, I felt great and ran my fastest marathon for 5 years. Then I got badly hurt in the hip/groin area, couldn't run or bike & promptly put on over half a stone - which I can't seem to shift.
PMJ - nice route and tour viewing there
Jools and Speedy - great weekly totals. A friend of mine is running Chester, in the hope of a fast time on the flat, well organised course.
2 hours hilly biking for me this morning with great views and fast descents!
Good luck Slokey - that's an early start...but then it is Wasdale X
Nice lard smouldering there OO and a smoking 5k. Great running from OO junior too - that record is hers for the taking.
That's an impressive palmares over such a short time Speedy - no wonder your legs are having a bit of a grouse.
G-Dawg, 20:06 is frustratingly close to 19:xx - you'll definitely find those precious 7+ seconds soon.
A long week in London with no running Tues to Fri has also left me on the weighty side of things. 1lb over 11 stone is the heaviest I've been for 15 months. So 7.5 sodden miles this morning felt sluggish. I am, however, continuing to build nicely and am completely free of any hip/groin pain.