Apologies for the flying visit this morning, but good luck to everyone racing this weekend - should be a good one! 20 miles for me - first 10 slow (8:34 m/m) and second 10 easy (7:49 m/m). Glad to get through this week unscathed after a bit of a scare at the beginning. Also very pleased to report that I shall shortly be employed once more. Back in IT after all, looking after data security for a company handling NHS data.
Ant - hope the recovery is complete and you're ready to rock'n'roll soon. GM - welcome back. KR - sounds like you're coming back strong. Mennania - good reps and MLR. 6JT - nice early morning hill reps - not sure about the puking. SJ - good 10k efforts. Leslie - chugging along nicely. BOTF - hope the stomach settles down. Poacher - yes, spring seems to have arrived early. Daffs out and birds nesting over here. 12 more plodtastic miles @ 8:50 m/m d&d. Pleased to report NO stops this morning.
Bike It - just 2 seconds out over 5 miles is very impressive. SB - good luck for Sunday. Abbers - ditto! TR - sorry to hear about the calf strain. Blisters - sounds promising. MsE - hi! KR - pleased to hear you're back on track. Lorenzo - all the best to you too for Sunday. 10 miles @ 8:23 m/m this morning. I hope the new session format isn't habit forming - 2x4M & 1x2M with 2 toilet recoveries. I blame last night's green tomato chilli.
Lorenzo - nippy here too. Thinking about double-gloving if it continues. Still no tights/leggings so far this winter. Never read any Mantel or Mosse - think my sister-in-law is into that kind of thing. Almost finished Zola's La Bête Humaine - excellent, so far. The first time I read Les Misérables, I had a break too - because it was a version in three volumes and I couldn't find a copy of the third book (pre-amazon days!).
Lorenzo - yes, 6M with 8 x 1M could be interesting! Minni - nice run in York - good luck to Miss Minni. KR - take care recovering from that chest infection. Abbers - just some strides or a much shorter fartlek, I'd say. PMJ - heard the name check on MT - great sensible advice from Bill Adcocks on marathon pacing. SixJamTarts - welcome. The relevant thread wisdom is 'Don't be greedy' literatin - congrats on the HM PB - smokin'! Bike It - sounds more positive. Leslie - good reps. Did 12 miles this morning - 3 x4M off short toilet stops Picked up the pace just a tad each time - 4M @ 9:19, 4M @ 8:40 and 4M @ 8:05. No issues