S3200H - you really don't seem up for a long run, if you don't feel better about it today do a shorter run and then you must do a 20 miler next weekend?
Jugula - well done on your 21 miler. And the training is now giving you the confidence that you can complete your marathon. Keep up with the hip flexor stretches.
mamafox - I shall have to Google the deer then!
SK - well done for winning the club challenge again, maybe you just weren't pushed enough to do a better time. Your son has inherited your speedy genes, brilliant running.
I guess your OH's first love is football anyway.
Iain - the online delivery for shoes is usually pretty prompt and on some you can pay for express delivery but you've got plenty of time. The shoes I ordered from Start Fitness arrived in 3 days and I didn't pay any carriage charge either.
Mamafox - glad you were able to eat your prize after all!
Re injury, no not really but I think it's a weakness of some sort in that joint caused by my years of running but hopefully will be manageable. I have a marathon on the 21st and will run that without strapping it. If I have discomfort during/after the race I may strap it for my races after that. I sprained my ankle in 2008 and had to run all my races with it strapped for about 6 months after I did the injury.
Hope the cold clears quickly.
What breed of deer do you have there?
SK - you're really got almost the whole family doing athletics now, how is your OH doing now?
Sorry to hear about your former work colleague, what a young age to die in unexplained circumstances, very sad for the family.
In this country the prizes at races can be much more generous for the men, but slowly we're changing that.
Big G - I've recorded the Vuelta a Espana highlights too, but I have masses of stuff recorded for watching at a later date.
Good news on the achilles, so that's an improvement on the morning after your first come back run
Iain - it's so annoying when they don't have your size, happens to me all the time. You'll have to spend some time trawling the websites. Might be worth phoning any local running shops too as often if they only have one pair left at that size they won't bother to put it on the website.
Big G - that's really good that your achilles felt OK yesterday morning, interesting to see how it is today. I still think you should defer doing a 5k at least for a week or so.
I would have loved to see the Tour yesterday but I have recorded the highlights on ITV4
Emmy - I've just ordered a pair of GTS 14's from Runner's Need for £62.99, however they only have the D fitting at that price, which was fortunate for me as I've been advised that I may need a wider shoe as my injury may need to be taped for races for extra support. I have a wide forefoot anyway. Not sure if a D fitting is suitable for you as that's a good price. They are white/pink, I have a black marker pen at the ready if it's too much pink