Poacher: damn. That's not good news. I hope it is a mistake or there is a clever solution, so I have everything crossed for you.
MsE: sensible to rest. Hope it does the trick!
What sunshine, people? It was there yesterday and then this morning's "long" run (11M!) was done in persistent drizzle. The only downside about this was that I hadn't put my contacts in so was having to peer through very wet glasses. But yes, the runner's tan lines are starting to appear. I somehow got a crop top band around my lower back/tummy from VLM even though I swear there wasn't much sunshine, so I think I tan pretty easily these days!
11M for me as my 'long' run for the week. Still feeling the after effects of the man flu, but hopefully will be fine for Monday morning.
Selbs: I don't remember getting into the start pen particularly early last year. They do want you to drop your bag off pretty early, but I did that and then went and warmed up so it wasn't really an issue. They are quite strict about only letting people into their specified pens, so that helps with pacing.