TR - I may change my mind on the day seeing how I'm feeling so you and Ode may get one more.
Dan - Ha yes I remember that, I went a few steps in front of you to stop tripping over others as they were sticking close to you.
AlanB - Folding tyres are easier to put a new tube in and the rigid tyres are usually cheaper. You don't carry spare tyres. A decent trainer racer tyre is the vredestein fortezza tricomp or schwalbe ultremo zx. You'll get differing opinions though as it's based on personal experiences.
Just gave the bike a clean and may get out shortly for a spin in this glorious weather.
Lots of great long runs being done and glad the wind from recent weeks has calmed a bit.
Cracking run Toro
Steve6 - tough long run. It's funny once you get past the 20m point how much extra effort it requires and can take out of you. I was at Cranleigh, supposed to do 21 but at 15m point turned for finish. Back was giving me trouble and had no desire for another loop.
Since learning of of my hernia training has been somewhat disjointed and slower. Got out for 1st 20m in 3 weeks yesterday @7.05 pace knowing my legs lacked the long miles, feel ok apart from sore back. Reckon I should be able to keep Dan and PP company now and try and enjoy the run. Weather looking nice now so should be a heatwave on 26th. ;o)
Good milestone CD (and win), see some guy hit his 500th last week at Frimley. Weather tomorrow is showing heavy rain at 10. Not too bad for running but carp for your duathlon, unless your finished by then.
Jap - Sounds lovely. Hope your legs are recovering well.
Watched the world xc from China earlier. African dominance as usual.
MTR - Nice one on the streak, 50years to catch Ron Hill.
Wishing swift recoveries to all benchees
Good news on Red Lion still being available for our post mara beer.
I'm still lining up for London but my thoughts of running it properly have now changed. Have been experiencing lower abdomen pain for 3months which have got worse in last 5/6weeks affecting first few miles of every run and then dull ache for remainder. Saw Dr in Jan for referral to Hospital. Had to wait over 2months to get seen today for ultrasound and been told I have a hernia. See Dr again next week to discuss surgery but think I'll wait until after London to get it sorted, if NHS can sort it out that quick as heard there might be a wait. Cranleigh 21 tomorrow which I will take a bit easier.