Nice summing up there Dachs. FWIW I've had a couple of post marathon 'bad do's' over the years related to low blood sugar. This involves briefly fainting and barfing shortly afterwards - so I'm with you in spirit!
LMH.. hope the weather picks up over there before you come back. I went to Mallorca in April a few years ago where they promised '300 days of sunshine' per year. Suffice to say it lashed it down for the first 4 days!
SL.. hope the mountain goat training is going well. I was reading the AW interview last week with Joss Naylor, Billy Bland & Kenny Stuart - mind boggling. Naylor claimed he did 6 hour runs fuelled by a Mars Bar & beck water!
All the best for Sunday Charlie, enjoy the sun drenching.
Good to hear you're at least running again LS21. Probably just as well as you've probably consumed your own weight in the shop's flapjacks since Easter
Ryan S.. if you're about... how did you find the Seville Marathon this year? In terms of logistics, organisation, course etc. Cheers.
Charlie.. a chap in my club ran Manchester in 3:08 and VLM two weeks later in 3:09. Two days after that he ran a lumpy local 10k in 39:45. He's a spritely 39 year old so I suppose our recovery rates differ from person to person, distance to distance etc.
Alan B.. storming track 10.000m there, very encouraging after your layoff.
RB.. very impressed! I guess you didn't manage any showboating at the end.
DanA.. good speed at the Park Run!
Bains.. best of luck with the re-location & mojo return.
Steady return from chest infection here, Park Runs in the last month have been modest but encouraging.. 21:45, 21:15, 20:57. Starting to up the miles again now I can breathe properly. Park Run plus 5.3m yesterday & 10m today.
Any of you in the south come across a young lad called John Sanderson? (Guildford & Godalming club). He's a student at York now and has knocked out a couple of Park Runs at York not far off 15 mins and a 69.00 half.
Blimey it's suddenly like Girls Aloud on here, a warm welcome to all.
Ros P.. Dan A was speaking very highly of you in the pub post-race. No doubt he will be looking forward to his coaching fees from your prize booty.
Louisev.. I suppose 'don't rush back' is the best advice after surgery. Your previous form won't disappear altogether so just build up the miles again if all seems well. Where are you based? There is a nice flat half up here (York area) in September if you fancy a go at sub 1:30.
LMH.. very interesting approach to training, certainly seems to have worked for you. I know PRF & Hannah are almost the opposite - daily singles/doubles around 8:30-9mm pace but they race regularly - Park Runs most Saturdays, anything from 10k to a Marathon on a Sunday & even a midweek race sometimes. They both keep popping out marathons in the 2:45-3:00 region so that obviously works for them. Keep up the good work, I see you beat the 1st W55 by 49 seconds so you have a few years to go to maintain the standard.