Good to see Gul back pounding the streets in the early hours and Poacher still having fun in the gym (congrats on the mention from Tony on MT as well).
Fishy - hope the injuries / niggles clear up shortly.
Good mileage Leslie
VtR - I'm trying to track down somewhere where I can at least try on a pair of Hokas - I was chatting with someone who was wearing a pair this morning and asked her where she'd bought them, but as the answer was Manhattan that wasn't too helpful.
Anyway, have cut back the mileage this week in preparation for the marafun next weekend, but still decided to run the 10 mile race in Battersea Park this morning. Pushed it hard without going mad (apart from a 6:20 first mile) and got to half way in around 33 mins so was really pleased to finish up with 65:35 and a PB by around two and a half minutes (albeit against a fairly soft previous best from over 3 years ago).
Day continued well with younger Lorenzito doing well in the county XC relays, my team making through to the first round of the FA Cup defeating oppo from 2 divisions higher and all rounded off by cooking a rather delicious (if I may say so myself) Albanian dish for dinner tonight.
All the best to Jools for tomorrow, along with anyone else toeing the start line.
Don't forget the clocks go back tonight and enjoy the extra hour in bed (especially you Gul!)
PMJ - 64.xx might be a bit optimistic. Macmillan would suggest 65:10 based on my 10K PB but I'm not in the sort of shape I was when I did that. Based on the recent half I did, I'm looking at around 66 and I'd certainly settle for that, especially as it would be more than 2 minute PB.
Rennur - good luck with the carbs. Can you can spread the intake over a couple of meals the evening before?
Poacher - v. disappointing. You'll just have to head back to your room and write up your York report.
Rennur - interested to hear how your carb loading plan goes. I'm just under 70kg - does that mean I'd have to have 700-800gr (i.e. 1.5lb) of pasta beforehand. I'm not sure I could cope with that level of loading!
Fishy - no, I was at the Sun Inn. Basically a pub with rather small rooms but the food was pretty good. Headed out early doors on the south side of the river towards the coast until it got too difficult to see the path then turned round and went over the river and along the other side. Never seen a city with quite so many roadworks though!
PMJ - there were about 130 finishers in the 10 mile race earlier this year with times ranging from sub-55 to 1:51 so as it's a multi-lap course with, no doubt, a few recreational runners and dog walkers it shouldn't be too bad. I'm sure it'll be busier than the Surrey Hills at 6am!