Sorry to hear about Padams hospital trip but it sounds like a good rest day!
Jools - That's a pretty decent allowance. Have you thought about doing your double figures then jumping on the exercise bike to make up the extra time on Sunday?
DanA - Strong effort at UTMB - it sounds like an utterly brutal race.
Selbs - Good to see you back and starting to recover
TR - Strike whilst the iron's hot...
Mixed for me. Still getting the mileage in. Backed off a tiny bit last week with about an 80 but was training at Sandy Balls in the New Forest over the weekend which included a very hilly and tough 21 miler averaging 9:14mm. Very tired legs this week. Pace has fallen quite drastically and most runs struggling to go sub 9.
Hoping in a couple of weeks or a month I'll emerge from the mileage chrysalis and start running fast again.
TT - I found Comfrey "bone-knit" cream was really useful with my achilles. Maybe one to try - glad to hear it's improving though.
Lev- Tough session.
TR - Likewise
87 for me last week finishing up with a 20 miler. Also did a cheeky 36:45 for a track 10k on Saturday pacing some club-mates and the GF around to a sub 37 time. 5:55 pace for the first time 2 months didn't feel too bad so think there's still a glimmer of hope for Frankfurt.
Foster's always been an idiot. Does absolutely no research before the event so his predictions are hopelessly off and has nothing to really talk about other than what's directly in front of him or what the stat guy passes him.
Watching the women's marathon on Saturday it was almost embarrassing having him and Radcliffe on the same feed. I've never been a huge fan of Radcliffe but her commentary is excellent in comparison:- we were hearing about Fukushi's past marathon history and Japanese selection policies which was great.
Good week last week for me with 71 or so miles and 2 full rest days. Friday-Saturday-Sunday was 15, 15.5 and 19.75. Definitely feeling a little bit tired now!
Wardi - Thanks for the tip. I think sub 2:30 might be a stretch at the moment but hoping things will come together as the day approaches.
Jools - Congrats on the PB - I'm annoyed I've yet to get along to one of those races despite living barely a mile from the start line.
Marigold - Next time be a little braver and go for the UK record eh?
Currently recovering from an achilles injury (insertional tendinitis). It'll take pretty much as many slow miles as I throw at it (plus I'm doing hard strides/sprints at the end to ensure the full range of motion is used albeit only for 50m or so) but not sustained speed. Last couple of days speed has improved to about 8mm which is a big improvement on the 10:15mm when I started back and achilles is reacting well. With 18 done yesterday hoping Frankfurt is still a possibility and maybe even a PB if I can string some big mileage weeks together.