Good to see GE getting back into the swing of things - nice MP run there.
Speedy stuff in tricky conditions from MsE as well.
GM - hope you recover quickly. Sounds as though it's been an up and down week so far.
GD - I'm a bit more relaxed that some other folks on here about the Thames Meander question. As long as you take it very easy, I'd have thought you'd be OK and it's a pleasant route along the banks of the river. I can't vouch for the conditions underfoot at the moment but my recollection is that it's footpath pretty much all the way. My only concern would be whether you'll have given your body enough time to recover from the Surrey half the previous weekend, especially if you've giving it your all that day.
Don't get too excited about the medal though!!
Jools - which orchestra are you part of? My sister in law has just joined one in Bristol.
Gul - please reassure everyone that the barbers wasn't open when you ran there!!
Gritted my teeth yesterday morning and ran my first intervals session in a while - 1600/1200/800/400/200, but only gave myself 5 out of 10 for the performance.
Speedy - ouch! Hope that it's nothing too serious.
Sounds like you're enjoying the tri training Minni. I'm sure I read somewhere that one way of making the bike-run transition easier I'd to make sure that you're doing a high cadence in a low gear for a few minutes before the transition as this gets your legs ready for the run.
Great MP miles PMJ - looks like you're in fine shape.
Gul - as a suggestion, why don't you try running SSM without a watch / Garmin and with a plan to relax and enjoy it, rather than setting any kind of time target? Feels like you need to get a "no pressure marathon" under your belt.
Impressive long runs from RFJ, Wool and JF2, along with another loony session from SJ!!
Surprised myself a bit this morning. Went out early doors on a rolling (rather than with hills) 8 mile loop with the aim of getting around MP by feel and ended up with an average pace of 7:07 which was a good 10s / mile faster than anticipated. On top of that, my thigh has been feeling a whole lot better so it seems that the stretching and the massage ball have been having a positive effect.