TR - you couldn't buy luck at the moment Hopefully it was just cold induced and will clear quickly!
Dan - that's rotten timing. I've had occasional sciatic issues ever since I put my back out so what I do is to get a golf ball and lie down with the affected area on it. I believe some people use a tennis ball but I find the golf ball much better at getting to the affected area quicker (support your weight on it first though until you get used to it). I had sciatica kick in in the middle of Bramley a few weeks back and was able to manage it by digging my fingers in as I was running, though it cost me a bit of time.
SL - that's a super impressive run! You must be in very good shape!
CW - luckily no as I hate carrying stuff on commutes (I don't even take my phone); my wife works in the same place and leaves my clothes in on Mondays
Pi Man - if it hurt wouldn't you have been better off stopping rather than jogging another 6m on it? You run the risk of a compensation injury if it's not right and you keep running on it.
Nice 800s A.W.
Very positive runs there Lev_. To put it in context, my 10milers yesterday were only around 90% of pb MP pace, so no more than solid and certainly not monumental.
Nice progression postie.
Fingers crossed Al_P!
I managed, as I had hoped, to back up yesterday morning's 14m+ with 10m in 61:44 with an afternoon 14m+ with 10m in 60:41. It went quite well actually. I realised at 6m that I was moving better than in the morning, so the next 3m quickened slightly to 6:03m/m before finishing with a 5:54. Just jogging basically now today and tomorrow.
HR - I can't see any obvious reason not to run a HM three weeks out from London. I'd be in the same mind, to take advantage of fitness knowing that a PB is waiting if all goes well. I'd agree with 75 being harder than 2:45 from an equivalent fitness point of view. I was mightily pleased with my 75:41 in the lead up to Paris 2008, and you may recall that I ran fairly conservatively for a negative split to 2:44, but I reckon I was in about 2:41-2 shape if I'd really gone to the well. And I'm no TT when it comes to conversion.
You called PP? I think it's pretty obvious that I would put the 2:45 as considerably easier given my conversions; best two maras are 72:10 / 2:27:48 (double plus 3:28), and 73:34 / 2:30:02 (double plus 2:54) Of course the other way of looking at that is that I should probably focus on HM for a bit (which is my plan for next spring).
Hopefully on for a big double workout day today - nothing overly sharp (because I'm still not 100%) but I'm looking to give the endurance a bit of a boost. 14m+ with 10 in 61:44 on the way to work and hopefully something similarish on the way home.