Mowzer, that's good that you are OK to get to the gym, even if you had to get all sweaty in cotton.
S32, sorry you still haven't recovered 100% Hope you get back into form for the new year. At least Christmas is a good time to get lots of rest but it must be very frustrating not being able to race. Sensible decision though.
Shades, never realised the link between losing height and osteoporosis. I've always declared myself 5ft4 but a few months ago I stood next to someone claiming to be the same and she was about an inch taller!
9 miles for me this morning in the cold and fog. Felt very sluggish, like it was taking more effort to move the legs. Not helped by having to stop at a library for the loo 3 miles in. Should do some foam rollering to try and get the stiffness out of the legs but have a million and one other things to do!
I don't think any of you in the sub 3:30 category will struggle. It looks like they purposely selected candidates with a high chance of reaching their goals. So have some faith whatever Shane says! And do we really think he's famous?! Seems odd that he was in awe of SM's 3:22 time if he really is a famous marathon runner.