Belated official congrats to Jools - super super stuff and so well deserved.
Great running from you too Badbark - another sub 3 to add to the collection.
Poacher - pah! Have you ever tried running in the Wandsworth Bridge / Clapham Junction area during rush hour? At least there weren't any trombones.
Pre-marathon week for me: fartlek on Monday, mini-tempo (time constraint) yesterday and a couple of miles each way commuting run today. Needed the running to stay sane after a combined total of 20 hours worth of budget meetings so far this week.
Gearing up for the weekend with a shot of concentrated beetroot juice each morning.
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!)