DrD -- gosh, that sounds tough. As I always suggest, use earplugs (deeply) if you don't have to both be on duty for children waking in the night and it's not your "turn".
Great stuff TT, TR & PP.
Wardi -- glad things are looking up.
LukeS/DrD/TR -- last year I made the mistake of thinking sub-75 miles felt fine early, and then blew up a bit. This time I think I should aim for 76 mins and then chisel a bit off if I'm feeling good near the end (or blow up less than I would have done if I'm feeling less good). It's not ideal for a fast time, anyway -- windy, warm, and with 3 180 degree bends round cones and some other tight wiggles. Worth giving it full chat as my home HM though!
Showing my full V45 now, but I vaguely remember doing a 10k on the not-quite-opened M25 in Surrey as a kid...
Bad luck on the lurgy Ryan, hope it's short-lived. Similarly on your calf woes selbs.
Nice track work Padams!
Bains -- we have to submit detailed expenses with receipts, so I don't get to keep the difference! Tax rules, apparently -- very time-consuming though. And good work on the bike there.
Cracking race Luke -- I'm wondering whether I'll ever see sub-17 again myself...
PP a good taper (for example) has been said to be worth 3%...
TR -- nice commuting speed-work, not so different from my weekly MLR.
And on MLRs, nice 15s ES & TT.
SL -- reassuring to hear you have death marches as well as super-quality runs!
Another little taper tune-up for me. 1M w/u, 1.5M @ 5:28/M (Garmin... but only 5:38/M in reality), and some form drills in the 0.5M home for a total of just 3M. The fast bit felt very comfortable today, which is encouraging. Takes me to about 25M for the week with only 2.5M planned for tomorrow, the last day of my accounting week -- how's that for an aggressive taper? Marathon training is on hold until I cross the half marathon finish on Sunday, then it's game on again.
Cracking reps PP, especially given that your doubles don't have such a break (running lunchtime rather than morning).
5.2M general bimble round the nearby park this morning but winding it up to 2M @ 5:38/M followed by some form drills. That felt harder than I'd like, though (if the Garmin is honest) it was a touch faster than HMP and did involve dodging some workmen replacing a lamppost... back to Blighty tonight, and another little tune-up tomorrow round my local park is the plan.
Bains -- oh no, I'm sorry you're in the wars. And yes I tried a chiropractor for a couple of sessions before binning it -- one made me feel better, the other made me feel beaten up for about 2 days. It all felt too risky and I preferred the gentler approach of the physio. And sorry about your niggles Lev.
PP -- another fine performance -- your streak of great racing continues!
Great training SL, I envy those miles feeling so easy. Likewise TT.
Day off today, but I intend to do a chunk of tempo tomorrow (just a few M) as half marathon prep. My left tib. anterior has been a bit tender, as it sometimes is; though my dicky knee now seems cured. Decided to bin the usual rigmarole of eating out (alone) on business in favour of a picnic dinner in my hotel room -- a cold Weizenbier, generous baguette, pack of salami and a large ripe tomato for Euro 4.99. Enjoying it, and should be popular with the bean-counters when I put in my expenses!
Well done also Luke and DrD -- what's with all the PBs on such a windy day?
Tiny plod round the nearby streets of Stuttgart trying to figure out what route I should have taken late last night walking in -- and how to get to my conference. Legs feel affected by yesterday in fact; maybe it's the first time in a little while they felt fresh enough to make them do some real work!