TJB - I've just realised that your Abingdon time is palindromic (give or take a zero). This pleases me somewhat. Can you try and run 2:59:52 at Boston please? I'll take 2:58:52 if that feels more comfortable. Thanks!
LS21 - Fabulous stuff! Did you have cheesy '90s techno going through your head during the whole race?? Well done again fella.
Al_P - Congrats on the podium and a time well worthy of the training you've been putting in. Sub-2:30 on a good day now, surely.
Hats off to Ryan, Dan and TickTock for solid times in tough conditions.
DrD and TJB on obvious marathon highs after some smashing PBs. Great stuff!
Lev - Definitely onwards and upwards for you then. Amazing recovery and race after Berlin. I really hope you can take all the good bits from the Berlin build-up and move up to the next level. So much more to come.
Dachs - Nice to shave some time off a soft PB even if you're not totally enamoured with it. Shows how much you've come on in recent months. I reckon I'll be up for another 10 miler in the new year. Maidenhead perhaps?
Jools - Your taper wibbles remind me of someone else I know. Which I think means you're gonna smash it!
I'm pretty much back to full-on training again now, with no particular end goal in mind other than banging in the miles over Winter, hopefully having a few decent XC performances along the way, and starting the new year fitter than I've started any other new year. Only "A" race booked in is the Bath HM in March, but I don't know yet whether it will be a true "A" race or a marathon tune-up!
The legs still have a bike-miles hangover it seems, hamstrings and glutes pretty tight on last night's session. We're definitely into higher volume, Winter-type sessions now, last night's being 12 miles incl. 10 x 800 w/200m recovery. Averaged 2:39 (just outside my recent-ish 10k PB pace!) and the legs didn't really want to go any faster. Another 2/3 weeks should sort that out though. First run of the season with gloves on. Not really looking forward to it getting tooo much colder...
Just the standard quad and glute stretches really. The physio suggested self-massage in and around the area of insertion of the tendon into the knee, and the lower part of the quad that it's connected to. I had an ultrasound scan on the tendon which showed that the tissue had broken down (so technically tendinosis rather than tendonitis), which really emphasises the need for strengthening exercises to encourage recovery of the tissue.