CC - thinking of you. Sounds like a sh*t situation. If you are sure this is the right thing to do (sounds like you are) then stick to your guns, no matter how hard this is. You are an amazing lady xx
CM - thinking of your foot.
Kinsey - when if your race?
My legs are feeling pretty good one week on from the marathon. I am glad I have this half ironman looking otherwise i might be tempted to use my friends London place and i know this would not be a good idea! I am still tootling around on my bike and totally in denial about how tough or far 56 miles really is! I guess it would help if i worked out how to use my speedo. I could do that right now but i am on here instead.
I also did so many risky things looking back, got in cars with random strangers, went back to random houses/random cities/random anything. I think it's part of growing up. I think we are all so safety paranoid (and believe me, when it come to my kid, i am) and want reassurance that things are safe/checked etc etc but most of the time, everything works out fine. The sad truth is that sometimes, some poor people are just in the wrong place at the wrong time and its so awfully sad. I dont know how you could move on from that though
Some of you probably saw on fb that we got allocated nothing for primary schools so now stuck on waiting lists and looking at bulge classes which were announced today. One of the places taking an extra class thus year is the bad school around the corner so we should get in there. Worst case (hopefully) is take a place there and move to a decent school mid year when a place comes up. I feel bad though. She's at nursery school at our first choice and now it looks like she has to move again I know kids are pretty good at this but she's moved twice in just over a year already.
Tonight I drank beer and ate fish and chips and sacked off the gym!
Assuming you are in 1.44 half shape now, you should be ok for sub 4. I did 1h51 and 1h53 in the build up to a 4h6 marathon on Sunday. Personally, i would sooner have a bit of wiggle room for a bad mile or two/contingency. This is just my opinion, but i would set out at 9mm pace. Sub 4 is 9m10 pace just about so you have a little wiggle room for a bad mile/pee stop/something else.