Runbikecat - good to hear the weather has turned for you! Enjoy those 800's today.
DS2 - what's occurring?
Nice going on the TT. Good that you're looking after that achilles.
Isabel - many thanks. Yes, got a 22 this weekend but I'll have company and it'll be in race conditions so that'll make it much easier.
Steve - yes, I like the sound of that too!
If the other two want to do more MP at the end they can sprint off for the last 5. Works well for all of us I think.
I would love to come up for the 800's. Unfortunately Mrs Malcs has a hair appointment. As I am self service on the hairdressing front I did offer to do hers as well but she turned me down.
It's a shame as with the sudden heatwave I thought she might appreciate the extra airflow that my one-style-fits-all approach affords. But alas no, apparently the Sinead O'Connor look isn't something she's looking to achieve right now
Isabel - just wanted to congratulate you on an extremely successful 20 miler!
I agree with Pete, your splits are very impressive! Were you chased by a dog on miles 13 and 15? That was sub 4hr pace!
I know ideally you wouldn't want the 'crisis' but I'm glad you got to experience it. I remember us all talking about this on Training Day 1 as something that quite often happens at some point in a marathon and that knowing it will happen and that you can overcome it makes a huge difference to your race.
I seem to recall Sam passing on this advice last year and it's been extremely valuable.
You seem very well set now which is brilliant. You can go and enjoy Monaco knowing it's all downhill from here, well done!