Gul, 15 on Friday and 18 on Saturday: that is a lot for base. My current plan is that tomorrow is XC and it counts to the club champs, but after that we have 3 more XC races before Christmas which I may not take so seriously and try and build up the length of the long runs (edge up towards 20 and one 20 before the end of the year) but still keep in the 40 to 50 miles a week range, so two sessions and the rest recovery miles. Need to ensure I am niggle free by the start of 2015.
Gul, I have sort of settled on Carmel marathon. Passed it by the wife a few times in public places and away from weapons and she sort of seems to accept it so it doesn't have to be so undercover as originally planned.
No Andrew, Philip doesn't give out lottery numbers - not unless or until there is a scientifically proven sequence of algorithms that could be used to give a reliable and predictable result anyway
The lottery is a lottery. I did an analysis some time ago to see what are the most commonly chosen numbers so you can pick numbers others do not pick and thus if they do come up you stand a better chance of winning a big chunk and not sharing it with a lot of others. If you want I can resurrect the analysis.
Andrew, as lit says, that marathon target is the easiest of the four on paper but maybe the biggest change in terms of training.