Things picked up on here over the last week or so. Good to see all the new pbs as the training peaks. I also pb'ed in the capital last week with a 2.48. London was a great event and even busier this year, with almost perfect weather. Just Shakespeare left for me next week and then probably one 30m+ run. I might try and sign up for Richmond on the day if the weather is good and I'm not too tired.
I watched the Boston coverage earlier today and it was brilliant. I don't watch many races but both the mens and womens races where exciting. Great for the event to have Meb K win - first home winner in 31 years. I already think I'll try and go over there next year. I also spotted a certain Mrs Millett on this afternoon's BBC news coverage chatting to Sophie Raworth! I'm looking forward to reading more stories from there and Compton.
Had a tough morning in the wind at blackpool today. Funny how it doesn't seem to even out with or against it. 4 min kms with and 4.5 min against seems a big difference. I guess the bergwind will be with us this year though?
I'm looking forward to reading about how people got on in Manchester and Brighton. I hope you particularly enjoyed your 50th, PH. And that you've had a great birthday.
The water situation at Sheffield is pretty sloppy. That race was my first and second half marathons almost a decade ago and they were both excellent. A great finish at don valley which I think is no longer...
Can I be added to your richmond list please WA? Are we heading back to last year's pub? What was it called? Duke's Head?
I met up with clubmates at Barcelona but unfortunately didn't catch anyone from from here. I decided to run silly in seeing how far I could track the 2.45 pacers. I managed it until about 24km after passing halfway 5s off my half pb (83m, so actually 2.46 pace..). Cue a struggle for the rest of the course, although it was interesting to pass two of those pacers walking at the 39km marker... I finally came in at 2.50.01 so a little disappointed to miss out on a bona fide sub2.50 (I managed one in Pisa in December on a course that I measured as 500m short...). Nice to run in the warm in a great city, to run a reasonable distance with tired legs and those last 2km up the hill from the coast (sorry SD, I'm counting that as a 'hill'!). Glad to be able to run the following day without effect and did 29m on Saturday so my first ultra since that eye-opening day ten months ago in SA.
Well done this weekend on your longest-ever run Danniir. I'm looking forward to reading more and more of everyone's reports from this weekend and from the upcoming events as we build up.
SD, Andy - I would be up for a repeat Richmond get together and hearing the last minute tips on how to deal with the down. I think last year it must've been early-mid May as I remember SAFER wearing his T-shirt!