VTR, Marrows - I'll be following what you two are up to closely. If I wasn't focusing on Comrades as my A race on the spring I'd be aiming for a sub 3:05 at London with the aim of sub 3 in the autumn (Abingdon?)
ssc - you're dead right. Sometimes just getting out there and running for the sheer pleasure of it is the best thing you can do. It's all too easy to get bogged down by the weight of a strict plan.
Wool - that's good going. Which marathon are you doing?
Great news from MsE - look forward to seeing you at VLM.
Also good to see Gul bagging a nice 20 and to hear of the prize winners at Datchet(?)
So go on BI - did you bag the 6 pack?
How did you get on down in Brighton today RFJ - I was down with younger Lorenzito who was competing in the u15s race. Looked to be lovely conditions for a quick run round the park!
I'm still on and off the bench with a sore thigh - decided to head out for an easy 4 miler this morning as it was just a dull ache, but it's still definitely not 100% (or even close). Will probably take a rest day tomorrow to be on the safe side and see how it is next week - fortunately I'd managed to get my Jantastic quota in with the various commuting runs.
So, a little bit down but trying to cheer myself up by reading Bob de la Motte's Runaway Comrade and making plans for the rest of the year so here goes:
01/03/15 - Bath Half Marathon - sub 87 - MsE 08/03/15 - Surrey Half Marathon - Sub-90 - G-Dawg 14/03/15 - The Spring Shakespeare Marathon - 3:10 PMJ 14/03/15 - The Spring Shakespeare Marathon - 3:14:59 Gul Darr (entered!) 15/03/15 - Loughborough Half Marathon - sub 1.24.52 - CC2 Speedy Goth 29/03/15 - Cranleigh 15 - sub 1:45 - Lorenzo 12/04/15 - Brighton Marathon - Sub-3.19 - G-Dawg 12/04/15 - Brighton Marathon - 3:04:xx - FINgers 19/04/15 - Manchester Marathon - Sub-3 - Knight Rider 26/04/15 - VLM - Sub 3:15 (for GFA) - GoldenEagle 26/04/15 - VLM - sub 2.52 - Joolska 26/04/15 - VLM - sub 3:10 - MsE 26/04/15 - VLM - sub 2.58 - CC2 Speedy Goth 26/04/15 - VLM - sub 3:15 (and enjoy it!) - Lorenzo 31/05/15 - Comrades - sub 9 - Lorenzo
No cramps in bed for me - not sure I do anything special to avoid it, although I can recommend red wine and Coco Pops (not together) to anyone who fancies a bit of alternative medicine to avoid cramping up.
GM - go easy!!
RFJ - Google Maps + a good memory and I'm sure you'll have more fun running along the streets than you will do on the dreadmill. Alternatively, if you've got a decent spec Garmin, then just set the map function and do an out and back and follow the route on the screen.
Eased myself off the bench to manage a 4.5 run back from the office to Wimbledon. Still slightly sore, but not feeling too bad. More damage probably done by standing on a cold platform as first train cancelled and second train delayed.
Seemed to be quite a few runners combining a run with a train journey this evening.
Will be taking a rest day tomorrow to be on the safe side.