Performance of the day has to be Dr Dave and hopefully he'll be along with a report soon
Al_P - As mentioned elsewhere, another perfectly executed race and a great platform to build on.
GBRM - Enjoy the feeling - the first one is great!
Piscator/LS21 - Cracking runs
Dan A - Seems like a job well done - what's the target race?
Jooligan - I think most of the advice you've already had is good although I will take a slightly different angle. I think three weeks CAN be ok between marathons for some people depending on how smashed up you are physically and mentally. The real issue for me is that you would have been losing fitness while tapering and losing still more whilst recovering so it will probably be 4/5 weeks since you last trained properly by the time you get to the next race. It might be worth chalking this one up to experience and rebuilding? Only you will really know what's best and good luck whatever you decide
SL - I'd love to be 'comfortable' at 2:35 - good luck! Also, what does SPO stand for?
I've agreed (along with a friend) to pace another friend to a sub 75 HM at Eton Dorney on 19th Nov to get a champs place at London so have been training towards that. Myself and the other pace tried 6m at that pace today (a bit quick at 5:39/mile) and found it challenging to keep the effort even in a reasonable breeze.
If anyone wants to tag along then feel free but the entry is a bit steep at ??30+.
TT - I saw that and actually feel for the guy. I know it's technically breaking the rules but it seems harsh to me.
CW - Just fantastic. I'm so so happy for you.
Jools - Read the report and it sounds like you left everything on the course in less than ideal circumstances. I know you'll recover well and come back stronger.
ES - Cracking run - if frustrating so get so close to a 2:4x but that does not devalue the run at all.
Wardi - Nicely done
SL - Your sessions have been massive. I've forgotten what's next for you?
I had no plan after Jersey but did 4/5 off road runs last week including an unplanned XC for my club as they were one short for the team. It was 5.5m of hilly and twisty XC so was very happy with a 5:57/mile avg so close after the marathon. Only good enough for 34th (over 4 mins behind the winner) in a quality field.
Done a few runs this week including a little double today and will see what takes my fancy tomorrow!
TT - Demons exorcised and marathon mojo rediscovered. I'm not committing to anything yet but I'm starting to believe that sub 2:30 is possible without it taking over my life. Still have an entry to Pisa (entered in Feb I think!) which is just before Xmas so will recover properly and then decide what to do.
CW/Wardi - I didn't realised Yorkshire was this weekend either so good luck to you both.
Jooligan - Welcome. That sounds like a very hard and complicated session - nice. I would say that if your training has been consistent between Brighton and now that sub 3 should be on for Abingdon. I've done both before and my only word of caution would be to not expect too much support at Abingdon - Brighton's atmosphere was incredible but Abingdon is much more a 'runners' marathon with some small pockets of noise but a very nice track finish!