Hi Jack, I'm in for this one. I went to watch the York marathon recently which inspired me to sign on the dotted line for Barca. A couple of the guys on the Sub 3 thread have done it and reckon it's the best marathon in Europe. The start and finish are in the same place so baggage isn't a hassle. It was a bit warmer than ideal this year apparently but normally it is around 13-16 degrees. It has about half the number of runners as VLM so a bit more space to be had.
My last 3 weeks base mileage have been 50, 56, & around 50 this week then I'm off on hols for a week this Sunday - time to knuckle down when I get back!
Agree with PP, I found the X-Talons to be a standard fit. I tend to be a Nike wearer and the only shoe of theirs that I had to buy half a size bigger was Charlie's favourite Lunar Racer. I have high insteps so narrow fit gives me a problem.
Bains.. belated congrats and pleased to hear all is well. One of my club girlies is about 2 months from delivering and her & hubby are a picture of excitement.
Good chocolate choice PP, I've just shoe-horned some rhubarb into the middle of a custard doughnut for a bit of variety. That should compensate for today's 9.2m!
'Joggin' tosser' was the least charming heckle aimed at me.
Enjoy those beers Jools, those splits were almost even..
Selbs.. that one tugs the heartstrings, how long ago was it that you couldn't keep up with the binlid, the OAP's & climb stairs without difficulty? Marvellous comeback beyond expectations fella & many happy returns. I'm sure you are enjoying those enormous Steins already. BTW 43 is not old from where I'm standing, you've barely put your proverbial satchel down IMHO
TT.. really chuffed to see you put the hammer down & nail another classy marathon, sorry to hear there was other stuff on your mind.
Charlie.. nice racing on a windy day, well done on the prizes.
56.5m for this week, inc. a slightly off target 20:12 Park Run yesterday & a muddy club XC this morning for 4th place.