Big G - I think it's a very good thing that you 'forgot' about your achilles injury. That shows that it may be healing and also that you are not stressed about the injury and it's always on your mind. One day you'll suddenly realise that your injury has gone (healed) when somebody will ask how your achilles is and you'll look at them in a puzzled fashion.
SK - have a lovely time in Spain. Good luck with the packing, I don't do hand luggage only!
Big G - walking at a brisk pace for a fair distance can easily niggle the achilles as walking has more of heel striking action, irrespective of your running style.
Moore - there's no hope for you now, you are a confirmed marathon addict...congratulations
You must be knocking out a few miles now so wearing out the shoes and orthotics.
I have already started my 2015 race spreadsheet and pencilled in a few races
Very overcast here this morning, hopefully we will get some rain. Had a tough but enjoyable run incorporating a good Devon hill, ran to a local village and the village green is now longer green but burnt grass....bring on the rain
Big G - you were unfortunate having a setback due to injury, but you will get and match those times in due course. Distance running can be a slow journey.
That's a good idea going along to the cycling club.
Emmy - there doesn't seem to be the bargains in the shoes anymore unless you take a size 3 or 4....and I don't. I'll keep looking and will buy another pair of Adrenalines when I see them at a reasonable price, will keep them for racing though and just buy end of line shoes for training.
Heat has eased here and tomorrow will drop a bit more to about 21 which is better for running.
Big G - lovely report. I don't know him but he did well in warm conditions. I recognise the lake as you run round it once in the Robin Hood marathon.
I'm doing Stur Half on Sunday, I see Steve Way has previously won the race twice in 66:10 & 66:50. It's run on part of the marathon course but in the reverse direction so that's a good time from him especially as it's usually pretty warm for this race.