TR -- "3.1415926m commute" ha, that distance was more relevant you think -- I work for a company called Pi!
My calves were charmingly a little stiff after my long run, bless them (honest training fatigue being a nice problem to have compared with niggles of course), but nevertheless a somewhat coroesque 11M @ 7:05/M this morning. Thigh fine. Very pleasing. Now it's the holidays, my weeks will have no structure, so I don't even know when to do my next long one...
Wardi -- I think He upstairs must have forgiven me in return for going along to my daughter's college choir concert in Gt St Marys last night, where I once again discovered the disappointing limits of my vocal range...
SJ -- good luck with the shins. I like to stretch mine by kneeling on them on the bed, and rocking about a bit. Hope the calf is just a secondary thing that clears up quickly.
bains -- sounds like your ankle is improving.
TT -- oh no, sorry about the chest infection. Chap at work had one too (I was doing my best to avoid him in case it was transmissible). Likewise with your lurgy Tmoth.
Nice reps Jools!
JCT1, ON7 -- good training there. And of course getting told off by TR was in mind as I ran!
ES -- "sounds like you're on the mend?" Oh yes! I'm going to get a severe bollocking from TR here, but... well I woke up early and did some conservative slow hills, and my thigh was just fine. Started heading out to a village and it niggled just a bit at 8M, as it had previously done at only 2-3M, so I turned for home... but it just got better. Quick pit stop and more miles, averaging what would have been a reckless 7:50/M. Still fine so dropped to 7m/M for the last 3. Total 20.1M @ 7:44/M average -- which has to be my first 'official' VLM training run. I'm back in the game! Really didn't expect that this morning. (Famous last words. And hey, it has been 3.5 weeks, for what I thought would be a 2-3 day time twinge.)
Wardi -- oh I am dedicated, but don't want to come across as holier than thou.
8:17/M was pretty much my return pace last night (again without any real grief). Let me tell you, at the sharp end of a week that started at 10:30/M, it felt like a pretty good tempo... all depends what you're used to