I have 4 kids so have done a fair few parties. We got into a rule that the sum of the ages must not exceed 100, so 20 5 year olds is enough, but by the time they are 10 you need to limit it to 10 tops. I turn 50 this autumn so it is just me and the wife or me and two 25 year olds
Since joining this thread I have just got slower so a lot of good it has done me. There was a time when bus and I were 2-2 head to head on powerof10 and now it is 2-15 to him, so a losing streak of 13.
With 17 miles done I had a 4.5 mile stretch left slightly downhill but into the wind along the pavement to try at GFA pace. Seemed to come out about 7mm or just under so I am pretty pleased with that. 21.4 miles done @ 7:47.
Reckon that is fairly safe for a 41 year old (3:15 GFA, 7:27 pace) but you are 40 so need 3:05 (7:04 pace) which is still well within the possible framework but not 100% given. I just looked at MK and if you enter today or tomorrow you get your name on your number as per SG at the Reading Half
Too many good long runs to mention, but it must be getting close to the main season. Is there a list somewhere?
New pair of shoes today, Nike Air Pegasus 31s. I think these are my first pair of 31s but are probably my 20th pair of Pegasus in total. I forgot to say that I ran the marathon in my Pegasus which are my training shoes. They have come down in weight over the years so are no longer bricks and are only about 50 g heavier than my lightweight racing shoes (Saucony Kinvara).
I'll definitely do the same again next time round as I had no problems with my feet during or after the race. In te past I have worried about weight and gone for light but I do all my runs in my training shoes so it seems odd not to race in them.