Always knew it was advantageous to lose a bit of weight for improved marathon performance. Didn't realise I'd have to lose some height as well. FFS.
DrD - impressive post pub run home. Not surprised by the strange looks. I once ran 8 miles home from a works product launch party in central London, at 2am just to get my run in.
Hope Frankfurt is on the telly/computer like last year. If Jools would be kind enough not to clash with the prize giving that would be fab
Dodged a bullet yesterday; mate (teacher on half term) asked me over for 9 holes of golf. When I arrived he suggested a game of squash instead. First game in three years, and did something painful to my knee after an overambitious lunge. Fretted all evening over it, but seemed to stand up OK to six easy miles this morning. Squash now banned until December at the earliest.
Dachs - did you see the Cardiff half highlights? It was on Eurosport last night. After wading through the charity/celebrity/fancy dress brigade, they made a pretty decent fist of covering the elite races. You got almost as much TV time as Marders.
LS21 - didn't see the 25 mile marker? Sounds like you cut the course to me. You'll be telling me next you missed the steel band, travelling circus and Playboy cheering zone. You probably had headphones in.
Either way, it's a DQ and annulled PB. Better luck next time.
Dr D - ah, that would explain a lot. Got the shout on lap one, and instinctively waved assuming it was someone I knew. There were some people I know from Ealing Eagles (a local club to me) on that exact corner last year so I thought it might be them again. On lap two I was staring at everyone trying to pick out a familiar face; might explain the strange look!
Two runs today so no obvious hangover after a harder than expected training run at Abo. Will take it easy until Saturday to be on the safe side.