Dachs - not at all - it just means I put in a good effort at London and my body was a bit run down after; I'll take that! I understand it was a tad hot here on Sunday, so maybe that with the marathon just two weeks ago? I know a few have said they were wayyy off what they expected.
CW - you've not got another race this weekend, have you? I don't know how you do it!!! Beer was medicinal pain relief, rather than balance (that was only an issue when we were flying), though maybe it might have counteracted any remaining issues.
Sorry to hear your back is still not right LS21. Hopefully it just settles down and you can get a good campaign bagged for Berlin!
Padams - congrats on the podium @ MK. Well run by the sounds of it!
coro - another quality 37m run! I hope this doesn't catch on as the new 'coro 10'!!!
Having initially felt ok after London I noticed that I was starting to feel worse as last week went on, so when I felt particularly crap on an easy run on Wednesday I knew there was something up, particularly as my ear was becoming sore.
I was off to Istanbul for a few days with a few mates, and, sure enough, as soon as the plane took off Thursday morning it really messed with my balance and the pressure caused me a bit of pain so I spent 4 hours shuttling between my seat and the loo. Luckily I'd had the foresight to pack plenty of painkillers (I've had mild ear infections in the same ear a few times before) so was able to take the edge off once we landed and plenty of medicinal beer helped a lot too!
I left my gear in the suitcase and just enjoyed the trip without even considering running a single step - Istanbul is a beautiful city - feeling almost back to normal now so fingers crossed the worst of it has passed.
louisev - I remember the days of little ones teething, etc. I'd suggest having a plan but using it just as a loose guide rather than trying to strictly adhere to it, simply to give you some idea of structure. As has been said, be kind to yourself. It will all come back, but leaving it happen in its own time is better than trying to force it at any time, but in particular when you have a lot on your plate.
Dan - that Yamauchi piece on Mazuronak was interesting. I'm impressed that you managed a parkrun at that pace today!
Padams - best of luck for MK!!!!
Big move bains. Best of luck with it!!!
Good to hear things are settling down Jools.
Finally filled in my training log for the month today and amused to record 289 (running) miles - amused because Jan-Mar were 290, 292, 288. Also slightly surprised to see that my last 9 weeks average (as that's what I usually need to have put in good training for to run a decent marathon) was a mere 67m. I definitely feel like I got out more than I put in to be fair.
Al_P - love it! And thanks for not putting up the gurning one, though I did like the air shot one where I seem to have actually found some knee lift!!
I should point out at this stage that I didn't sit on Al_P' shoulder and unleash a Mo Farah-esque sprint, and, neither, did I deliberately leave it too late to give him a chance to respond. I had been trying to close on him from about the 1km to go sign, and at 400m I thought I had no hope as he was moving strongly. It was only at 200m that I thought if I could muster a sprint finish I might just about catch him.
LMH - I remember you from the daily training thread a few years back. That is immense improvement!
Ros - quality run!
Great write-up Muss. Sounds like you need to find a HM and rewrite that pb too!
CW - nice on the WAVA. Mine wasn't my highest ever (5 marathons ahead of it), but it does give me a nice set of my top 6 marathons being my top 6 WAVA scores!
Marathon/all medals. They're shoved somewhere in a box. The kids play with them occasionally. I could sell my VMLM one I guess, but I've probably missed the best prices now. The t-shirts I use for training. The only things I've got on display are the 2 pieces of glass for my 2 mara wins and the piece of glass for my HM win. I did consider getting a picture collage of my 3 x sub-2:30s done up, but if I manage a multi-sport sub-2:30 later in the year that would 'ruin' that........
Oh, and apparently Sunday, age-graded, beats my HM pb and is dead-even with my 10k pb, which means that my top 7 age-graded performances are 5 marathons and a dead-heat for 6th between Sunday and my 10k. At least I know what my best event is I guess!!!