Good luck to RR and Malcs for York, (assuming you choose to run it Malcs). I'm not sure I'd agree 100% with Sense - I wouldn't run it if you think you'll end up getting injured as a result, especially if you have the chance to run another one so that the training isn't wasted. It's always a difficult call, but hopefully you'll wake up tomorrow feeling loads better!
I should probably listen to my own advice though - my calf was aching this week, but still went to track. Now my Achilles is a bit tender but I'll probably still do a parkrun tomorrow!
Sense - hope the ankle feels better tomorrow and you are able to do a parkrun.
Shades, hope you're having a fab holiday and good luck for Budapes. Keith - enjoy Harrogate and enjoy the carb loading pre York. Looks like it will be perfect weather conditions for running.
Having a peaceful evening as one son at sleepover and rest of family are at Wembley. Did 6 miles this morning that felt so tough. I think my legs may have been tired after the track session last night. We did a pyramid session of 1x400yards, 1x800, 1x1200, 1x1200, 1x800, 1x400. The boys on bikes were there again and our 70yo coach got into another scrap with them - he tried to shove one of them off their bike as they were cutting us up as we were going around. They got very stroppy and it was hard to concentrate on running! Our coach has cut our recovery times down massively due to the darker nights, so it's more challenging but over sooner.
Emmy, I've not run before when pregnant but I think your ligaments are looser and more prone to injury, so wise to rest when that's what your body needs.
Macca - well done on the strava segment. The other week I actually reported some lady's winning segment as she was reportedly running 4 minute miles over 10k. I felt a bit bad/slightly obsessive the next day
Thanks for the link Westy. I follow that guy on Twitter and won his latest book (about Japanese running) by guessing what is VLM time would be this year. I didn't realise he was so posh!
Scott - happy belated birthday. Hope the laser party with McD goes well
Chicksta, Prague sounds like a good one to do, especially if expenses are all paid. Congrats to you and Madbee on your podium places. Not listend to MT for ages so will have to catch up soon.
I think it's quite normal for other halfs to moan a bit about running. Mine is generally Ok but he likes to moan when my long runs take up half the day or I race every week. I try and run early on Sundays and the rest of the family, except for the youngest do like to lie in so it's actually not that disruptive. And I think it's easier as kids get older (my older two are 15 and 13) as they tend to want to spend less time with you!
Track session tonight was another pyramid session with 1x400(yards), 1x800, 1x1200, 1x1200, 1x800 and 1x400. The recovery time has been cut right down as it's getting dark earlier so I found it tougher but at least it's over sooner. Our coach who is in his 70s got into a scrap with some teenagers on bikes again - he tried to knock one guy off twice as he was purposely cutting us up. It was hard to keep up the pace with all that going on!!
RR - are you and Malcs both doing the Yorkshire marathon on Sunday then? Hope your back is OK for then. I've already run a sub 1:30 half, just wanted to do it again to prove it wasn't a fluke! I'm with you on the icing, plus I prefer hot baths to cold ones.
Malcs - eek, didn't twig you had foot trouble too. Hope your physio is right and that it's OK for Sunday with a bit of rest. I put deep heat on any aches and pains - if nothing else it makes me feel as though I'm doing something to alleviate the pain. Yes, will probably do London again next year. Have enjoyed a summer of lots of short races so not feeling that enthusiastic about marathon training again but I'd feel very left out not doing VLM!