selbs -- I didn't make it to Regents Park until about 08:20. Early by the standards of the rest of the post-part household though!
Lev -- next for me is a 10M race on Sun, which is the Cambs county champs. Nothing booked after that until a New Year 10k -- really must get some more races booked in before they all fill up. Anyway, great race/training from you, I envy the breezy sub-55 after a week with that big session.
Nice training as ever, Padams. TT -- sounds like you're in good shape despite the injury hiccup (hiccough?).
Great run Dachs, that's still a fine time. Well raced too KD.
LS21 -- a triumph!!! Oh, and I promise to pop into your shop if we do another family holiday in Keswick...
TickTock -- sorry about the lurgy but sounds like you had a very satisfactory race despite it.
Dan -- I think I missed your result but obviously close to TickT somewhere.
ON7 -- ha, you conjured up a whole minute for free!
Just a short recovery plod to work for me, with extra rucksack load. Plan is to have a light/sharp latter part of the week in preparation for my 10M race.
selbs -- sounds like you're really on track now. Take it easy!
AlP -- wow! Awesome time (must be no more than a Rizzla between you and PP recently).
Ryan -- great run. I loved the track finish there.
TickTock -- sorry about the lurgy intervening, but sounds very pleasing nonetheless.
DrD -- oh no, the marshalling problem is agonising to read. But... congrats, that's an enormous PB despite the various tribulations! See you at the champs start.
JB -- another PB despite the windy conditions, nice one!
We were at a big bash with friends in London so I went to bed far too late and far too well oiled. Woke up with a headache and a dry mouth but, as usual, earlier than everyone else, so I ran 4M to Regents Park, did some fartlek for 12M, and ran back. Overall 7 min/M for 20M. But really I intended to do less distance and faster quality -- but my top speed just wasn't there, so my fartlek was rather feeble stuff and I thought I might as well top up on distance, as I want an easy end to the week with another race next weekend. Amazingly though, it did clear the hangover nicely.
TT -- wow, ankle sounds dramatic. You've given me a flashback to my eccentric marathon-mad mother leaving a saucer of fluid she'd drained from her knee with a hypodermic lying around once...
Unlike KD I run fine without breakfast, but do have a couple of slices of white toast and marmalade about 3-4 hours before races just in case it helps. I've suffered horrible stomach cramps afterwards, but only after races, not during (ischaemia from what I've read). But I certainly don't like running with anything solid in my stomach, more like TT.
TT -- the MLR pace wasn't exceptional, but I was pleased my legs were up for it quite soon after a full-on half. Whereas today I had a dose of the plods, and barely bettered 8 m/M for my 6.3M to work (heavier rucksack too, but it wasn't that). I still don't really understand the plods in physiological terms, but wish I did...
Al -- looks like *way* too much quality distance in taper week for me! But then I'm pretty minimal, doing similar quality but a fraction of those distances. And if it works for Marigold (great to see you on Sun, well run!) and you can handle it, then fine.