Didn't like the Murakami "What I think About ..." at all . . . Ghost Runner & Duel in the Sun agree with above praise; Noakes is a great reference volume with very readable profiles of distance running greats & their training methods - also recommend The First Four Minutes - Roger Bannister From Last to First - Charlie Spedding The Perfect Distance (Ovett & Coe) - Pat Butcher and the daddy of them all - Ron Hill's autobiography The Long Hard Road (volumes one and two) - astonishingly detailed account of a running career
Martin,Ant,Marrows,Minni - excellent reporting Martin - sub2:45 is a great landmark achieved - many congrats Marrows - 530 places net gain in last 4 miles- cracking effort . . .more to come? Minni - nice perspective, and good endurance to keep going (wine-wise) . . . . . Ant - probably accurate with your analysis (missed long runs), but the key phrase "I gave it my all" stands out - you could do no more on the day, so sombrero off to you !
easing back into things here - 5 days rest after Manc, then 7 Sat, 5 Sun, 0 Mon, 6 today.
Well, the (admittedly minor) sane part of me says "call it a day" and stick to half mara and under - Manchester was a pretty positive experience, and we know that's never guaranteed - but also yesterday's tales from here are inspiring, so maybe, maybe . . .
mind, if VLM was completed, I would then have to do another (Loch Ness)? to secure the 26 completions (not in the half-century league, but a tempting goal nonetheless) . . . .still,
it would be a pleasure & a privilege to buy beer for many on here, so if I keep the Birch piggy-bank topped up, then who knows . . . . . .