Really sorry that today hasn't gone to plan today Freemers and Minni. Definitely the right course of action though. I carried on from halfway two years ago when the hard & brave decision was to stop. I regretted every minute, it was horrific, and did myself no good long-term either.
Well done Ant, 04S, kfc and AA, really impressive stuff. Looked tough out there on the tele.
Barry - tough couple of months for me personally. Not been injured, but not much running going on either. Can't begin to do it justice (& today isn't the day too either), but the two marathon effort next month was taken out of my hands - am in for an op on Thursday to rip all of the veins out of the back of my leg so have let things go off of the boil a bit.
Bro - running evening, morning and lunch? That's essentially a triple even if split by a night's sleep. How do your legs cope with that, I know mine wouldn't co-operate?
Simon - you never fail to crease me up, very amusing! A grand for a beard? Either we're in the wrong line of work or he must have a beautiful face that everyone wanted uncovered!
Minni - hope you enjoy the track. If it's decent, will you pressure her into going to that uni so you can run each time you visit!?
Barry - very quick 8 there, well done. And SiUK, I can't add anything to Barry's questions.
Happy birthday 'another-year-2Old'!
Definitely listen to your body Pink, it's telling you to rest for a reason. I'm in the same boat unfortunately - after my trail run my calves were battered. I went out and ran anyway and have only made it worse. So pretty much taking this week off as my 16 weeks starts next week.
As for the plan of 2 in 6. Think I'm going to start training for a month and see where I am before entering/announcing it.
O4S - thanks for that, one of the great things about being on here is everyone has different views. I can totally see where you're coming from, and in all honesty my Dad sounds pretty similar to yours in that regard. My mind is made up to do Stroud, but then I've had another thought too...
I want to do some fundraising at some point and as I raised £2.5k twoyears ago for VLM, I probably need to do something a bit different to go back to the same people. So 2 marathons in 6 days could be a way to do it. MK is first so could still push for a PB but maybe not 3.30, then rest up for a few days and attempt to plod up and down the hills of Stroud if the legs can do it. Would be a really slow one, but enjoyable I'm sure. Hmmm, decisions, decisions...
Thanks for all of the advice team - I totally agree with what you've all said and as I was typing it did strike me as definitely the right option. Especially as if I went for MK and flunked it I don't think I would forgive myself.
Interesting thoughts Simon/KFC. Will need to think about it as I haven't started a plan yet, so Manchester might be a bit too close now. I'll have a look the other side...