What a brilliant few weeks we've had here, bloody marvellous.
Ali - good to hear the legs are feeling good. Resist the temptation to do too much too soon.
Washwood - brilliant debut marathon, great stuff. Will you be looking to do an autumn marathon do you think or wait until next year ? I'm currently eyeing up Chester in October.
Nell - I think your time speaks for itself, awesome stuff. A brave call to go off quick but it's risk and reward and you were most definitely rewarded. What's the plan for Edinburgh ?
PS - I'm well chuffed for you and of course I'm taking all the credit for it ! Hopefully this will give you that extra boost of confidence so you can push on for something even quicker next time. Love the socks too !! But the best thing, as far as I'm concerned, is when you said "walking is not an option". That attitude is how we get a PB I reckon . Well done again
How are the VLMers and NJers feeling after yesterday ? Hopefully, you celebrated in style with a plenty of food and drank as you all deserve it after fantastic races.
Carl – a great marathon plan ends with another solid week of 60+ miles. Rest well during the taper as we need you to continue the great success we have experienced here this year. You must be very pleased with how things have gone this time round and I can’t see anything except a cracking race for you at Richmond.
Ali – my legs are feeling fine. I went for a little 3 miler on Wednesday and did 5 miles yesterday afternoon without any problems at all. My easy pace yesterday was 8:19 which was considerably quicker than my easy pace before Manchester. It will be interesting to see if it remains at that pace or if I will get back to my previous pace. How’s things with you ?
TR - very well done indeed, another sub 3 marathon is very impressive indeed. How long do you have to recover before the iron man ?
Sense - was the parkrun on Saturday your first post Paris run ?
Carl - another solid week of running to end what has been an excellent training plan. Enjoy the taper, rest well and get your strategy reading for Richmond.
I've done 2 easy runs since Manchester; Wednesday was a gentle 3 miles down by the canal and yesterday was an easy 5 miles. My easy pace yesterday averaged 8:19 which is at least 30 seconds quicker than my pre-Manchester easy pace. Let's hope it was not just a one off