DanA -- I'm feeling left out. Both you and Marigold have ended up in ambulances lately... will await full story, hope you're OK!
AlanB -- nice reps progression. It takes me days to recover from anything like that too.
PP -- nice one! I was running up and down hills in Surrey, a bit further along, on Sat; had I known it was some kind of masters' champs, I might have made the effort.
Pi Man -- of your list so far I've done Peterborough a couple of times, my PB course, so I would have suggested that had you not already had it.
Not much from me -- as I said above, I took the opportunity of being in Surrey seeing my old Dad on the train to run up and down a road hill half a dozen times (total 300 metres vertical) as a nod to a hilly HM I'll be doing in about 6 weeks. I was loaded with a rucksack containing my laptop. My Mum used to run up and down the same hill in a weighted jacket 30 years ago, and at the time I thought she was wildly eccentric...
So 14 miles or so total on Sat doing as much as possible between railway stations etc. Then I found my legs DOMSd by the hills, so I just did an agonisingly slow 3M yesterday. Back to it today with an overdressed commute.
TmR -- ooh, that's interesting -- as I'm doing the Yorkshire marathon, one of their qualifiers. However, I'm only ranked #16 for MV45 marathon this year, so there's no hope of me making the top 5 really. Interesting/odd that they have *not* included London in their qualifying races, which such a large proportion of serious marathoners in the UK do, but have included Manchester and Brighton. Might improve my meagre chances though!
LS21 -- love the zebras. Once a year we stay with friends in north London and I end up running round Regents Park by London Zoo -- I think I've done giraffes and camels...
Jools -- sounds tough, take it easy.
PP -- congrats to MsP, tell her she's amazing! If the jumper magic actually works, you could have PBs lined up yourself...
Speaking of which, got ridiculously hot last night. Maybe doing all those layers when the weather is warm and humid, in a 90 min run with some hills, wasn't too clever. Still alive though.
AlanB -- nice one on the 10K. Layers-wise, this morning I wore a long-sleeved top, a cycling jersey, a sweatshirt, and an old cycling windshell on top, a woolly hat, thin gloves, shorts and tracky bottoms. So 4 layers on top -- got pretty warm!
PP -- as usual, that's a very tasty 5000m for the more mature man. Grand effort on the big bike escapade, too, same goes for you CD.
Pug -- good grief!
bains -- impressive 5Ks, well done on the series podium.
RS78 -- gosh that sounds tough, hope the gradual progress continues. I'm afraid I'll be missing Borrowdale this year though! (And just when the Lakes could do with plenty of tourist money after the floods.)
LS21 -- oh no, didn't know what a struggle you were having either. I was thinking maybe try a break before I got to that bit, sounds worth a punt. I was wondering (LMH) whether my recent renaissance was anything to do with having a lot of iron supplements since finding I was rather low a few months back.
ES -- glad you no longer reckon it's a stress fracture. If it's extensor tendonitis, just leaving your laces really loose (or going for a special pattern like 'ladder lacing') could be the answer.
For the first time in about 4 weeks I didn't have a race this weekend, but I did a big session instead (10x0.5M hard/0.5M easy, then steady/progressive) -- total 22M @ 6:55/M and the reps were at 5:30/M which was pleasing. And I was keen to keep my endurance adaptations ticking over until my next marathon campaign. Rest today though.