Well done for not wimping out barry! Don't usually see you running at paces starting with 8 - is that your long run right now?
After a 4M recovery yesterday got out for 8M today. Trying to work out what a realistic MP will be for Aug 23, ran at 7.30-7.40 pace. Still feeling Sundays 20, and a few hills along the way so will need to get in a few more like that and some on the flat before working out what I'll be able to sustain on marathon day!
No running for me tomorrow, but looking forward to an evening with Rudisha at Hampden.
Minni - great to hear from you - 31 miles in 24 hours . Guess that means you are on better form then - good to hear that. How are Bro and Carrot doing? What are they targeting next?
Nell - reykjavik - hence my acclimatisation training camp in scotland right now!
Very consistent barry!
2old - shelling peas? I wish. Hope to get a 20 in this week, but my legs are still sore from the 20 on Sunday so we'll see if that makes sense.
Games vibe has been great - especially inside the venues - its been as good as the paras (which atmosphere wise was better than the olympics) - thanks to the fact tickets are reasonably priced and not too hard to get hold of, so they are packed with more local people. Lots of home nations success helps too, and incredible weather.
Had a great day yesterday, thrilling team badminton bronze match, then to Hampden - was right next to Gemili when he saw he'd got silver. Nowhere close to the whole of Hampden in full voice for a bit of flower of scotland. That was sweeeeet.
totally kiwi - pushing beyond the limits is the dream! I can't wait for the day I get to do a post race bbc interview with chunks on my vest. One day...
20 done, beautiful up on the moors today. I should watch a world class marathon before every long run - v inspiring. Probably a mistake to watch the 100m heats when I popped back in for a drink after 12 - had a few faster miles when i started again! Legs sore now, but the run felt OK.
Marathon in 4 weeks, so plan to get a couple more 20s in in the next 2 weeks before a 2 week taper. Hopefully that should make sure I've got legs to use after the 16M point this time.