TickTock -- my feet are quite wide, so I got a size 10 in the 212s, same as my last Adizero Hagios. Rumour has it they've changed the design a bit since I last got some though so they might now be roomier -- my size 10 190s are perhaps a bit big. Wardi is spot on, I've just 'upgraded' to 10.5 in the Lunaracers. This is all crazy as in Doctor Martens I was only an 8.5 or 9, from memory, some years back... And PP is right, certainly in size 10 the weights are significantly higher than the names suggest, though those are quoted for size 8. I'd be surprised if the size 8s were the claimed mass either though. (I did once take some electronic scales to a shoe shop.)
PP -- I hope you swore blind you'd not do anything strenuous for the rest of the day (before chugging the squash, scoffing the biccies and leaving the donor centre at 90% of MHR).
Edit: back on the heckle front, when I were a lad I used to run round Parkers' Piece at lunchtimes (still doing it 20 years later, but now in the mornings). Anyway, this sometimes prompted comment from the schoolkids or language students lounging about. Least favourable was (after coming round for the 7th time or something in a 10k time trial): "He's... gonna kill himself.". Best, from an Italian girl I recall on my second pass, "Quattro minutes... ooh, Lamborghini". (Unfortunately it is nowhere near a mile round the perimeter.)
TickTock -- yes I like XTalon212s a lot. (I also have the lighter 190s for racing; the 212s are a bit more padded for going over rocks.)
Dan -- I was running down the pavement yesterday morning and a woman cycling past said "megalomaniac". I remain mystified as to how she read my character so well... And a few years back, I ran under a road bridge with a bus on. Two lads saw my approach and yelled "118", which I could handle... but when I emerged from the other side, the bus was still there, and the whole bus seemed to be chanting "118" in chorus. Scary.
9M of hill training yesterday before heading off for a half term jolly to London. After overindulging in a full rack of ribs at the Leicester Square Wetherspoons, who should be interviewed just outside on his way to a premiere but Michael caine. Just held the urge to shout out anything about spears or blowing doors off. Day off running today (but back to work), then a little tune-up before a low-key half on Sunday, to be followed by an enormous pie I intend to cook like after the GER. Sorted.
Banksy - how do ppl normally carry their gels -- I've customised my race shorts with loops of elastic sewn onto the wasteband, and little pockets of netting stuff underneath so they can't drop out. Looks a bit dorky but they work nicely.
Jools -- trememdous, though I concur the effortless feelings in the last 12 km do not compute! Next time you can afford to take more risk of course