Too many wonderful performances to name check everyone but special mentions for me go to Muss and CW.
Muss for a truly epic campaign and flawless run and CW for having the guts to try something different and execulting it perfectly.
That is a cracker of a picture Dachs
TT - The plan is a break from marathon training!! About three weeks ago everything was looking good for a 2:29 but I think that I pushed a bit too hard and tipped the needle into overtrained. Looking back all the signs were there: constantly tired, irritable, problems sleeping. I could definitely have got 2:32 yesterday which would still represent decent progress from Seville so I won't change anything into Frankfurt, except that I'll be starting fresh.
Jools - Good that it's nothing too serious and you can get back to it soon.
Apologies for not making the Red Lion but I was in a bad way physically and mentally. Also had a train to catch and it took me a long time to get from the finish to Charing Cross and on to Paddington. Nearly cried on the train whilst explaining it all to my Mum on the phone! Went for a two mile shuffle today that felt pretty good ????
2:34:12, 8 sec PB.
Went for 2:29, halfway in 75:28 and accelerated from there. Put in a 5:38 and 5:39 and it looked on. Then it went wrong and I shuffled down the Embankment watching AL_P and then TT come piling past.
I ignored a high HR in the first half and paid for it in the second. Never felt good and perhaps the non-stop barrage of training and racing marathons has caught up with me.
I'll be heading back to Devon soon after the finish so will bring my beer token to give to someone else before the start. Have already given the Lancome thing to my wife who seemed pleased to be getting something out of my running for once!!