I don't even remember the rise in Tang Hall Lane (25m) so it can't have been that bad!
Malcs.. Mowhawk is pacing Chester (sub 3:15) but I don't think he is at York this year.
I had shin splints for 2 1/2 of the last 4 weeks last year so couldn't run at all until 10 days before. Not my prettiest of runs but I got round in 3:35. Hoping for sub 3:30 this time. I ran 64 miles last week as a last big effort, felt like a flat battery at the end of it! Bramham Park trail race this Sunday as a sharpener - I'll be 59 on Sunday so cake afterwards.
Good training Dan A, hope Valencia turns out to be another golden day for you.
TT.. best of luck with the new plans, now the house is done you should at least have a bit more 'me' time to train.
Charlie.. I've sent you my Garmin trace from last year at York on FB. This is one of the 'Jane Tomlinson' events and they are very well organised so TBH no need to worry about going astray. The 2nd out & back is up the A166 almost to the junction then back again to a left turn onto country lanes. It is all pretty obvious really.
GBRM.. lightweight snack that. I once heard one of the local girls (muffin top on display) order a portion of cheesy chips with extra cheese at the local takeaway -that's more like it! Great news re. Boston.
TR.. I miss the banter of yore about burning matches, NAD's out, B of the bang and putting one foot in front of the other. Hope to see you putting together your trademark winter campaign in readiness for the orange singlet.
RB.. I usually have a couple of glasses of wine the night before a marathon though I can see why you might be led astray at Njord towers.
LMH.. I had a dicky knee a few years ago after a couple of bad trips/falls, I couldn't bend it fully. My physio thought it was loose stuff floating around due to damage. He injected cortisone into the knee and told me to rest for 4 days. On the fifth day I was running pain free and my knee had full movement restored. I don't blame you for being grumpy, hope you're back to it soon.
AlanB.. bravo on the treadmill effort, my record is 22m when it was icy and a blizzard outside. There were a couple of consecutive live footie matches to keep the boredom away thankfully!
Winding down in penultimate taper week, rest Monday & 8.1m last night.
SL.. cracking long run, what's your next marathon/ultra?
Well done on the PB GBRM, looks good for the sub 3 attempt.
WP.. well done on the 10 miler. York Mara is 1 1/2 weeks so tapering now. I crammed in 64 miles last week which is a lot for my old legs - topped off by 16m on Sunday which I was pleased to get done. Winter.. I did find some merino wool gloves which do just enough to stop my hands turning blue in cold weather - Brass Monkey half in Jan was 1-2 degrees so I wore 2 pairs to be on the safe side!
Great half time DT & well done Alehouse, sub 22 is impressive on a lumpy course.
Best of luck with the taper Dr.Dan, no stubbing of toes now!