Another one who's been awol for a while and doing very little. Left heel still troubling me, now right achilles is niggling a bit so I'm sticking to a bit of cycling, rowing and XT in the gym. All very dull.
Minni - hope you get some answers on the hip soon.
O4S - likewise, hope you can get some answers.
2old - sounds like you need some proper attention on that calf of yours.
I don't see it as selfish - the reason I don't do it for charity is more the fact that all my friends, family and colleagues know I run marathons so I would feel awkward asking for money for me to do something that is "normal" for me. I did do it for charity for the first couple of times but once I got on the GFA role (last 4-5 years) I haven't.
Harty66 - to answer your questions, I would expect you to be in pen 3 with that time. Should be across the line in under a minute, and should be into your running without too much trouble. I reckon there is about 4000 runners on green. The queues for the portaloos are still a nightmare though!
andyc209 - ah yes, the celebs.....they get wheeled out about 5 minutes before the start into a special pen right at the front. So even if you are allocated pen 1 on green you will be behind all of them. You just have to barge your way through. I've done that a couple of times, and it doesn't cause too much of a problem - just need to be a bit careful
Been awol again this week - catching up slowly! Nice parkruns Barry & pink....Barry - we'll believe you about your time
Col - another great HM
kfc - enjoy your trip home...it should be brilliant to see your mum in the relay
Andy was pants, that's about all I can say!
Nothing from VLM yet - I think I'm up to about 11 working days since I applied and they said to allow 15....
I managed runs of 12 miles and 11 miles at the weekend. The 12 was great on the Saturday, the 11 was hard work on tired legs. Since then I have done a rather pathetically slow tempo session, and then have started to come down with a cold so am taking it easy. We're off to Oxford for a long weekend starting tonight (celebrating OH's birthday tomorrow) so I really hope the cold doesn't take hold. I feel pretty sh*t today though