Ant - just one of those sounds pretty awful, but in combo I can understand why you're feeling sh*t. How long can you leave it for before you go to the docs?
Speedy - what kind of shopping were you doing to give you such injuries? I've warned Mrs L that I'll need to step up the mileage to have a serious crack at sub 3.
As for younger Lorenzito, he's 13 and a half so will be a while before he can do a marathon, but I'm sure I ran a half when I was his age. What exactly are the rules about how far juniors are allowed to run in a race? There was a very interesting discussion on the MT podcast a few weeks ago about why juniors in this country weren't allowed to run the kind of distances their African and Japanese counterparts were.
Cracking stuff Jools - a silver medal is not to be sniffed at.
Great race reports from Lit and Speedy. I need to know your secrets (or does it just come down to hard work and plenty of miles!)
Parkrun for me this morning to see whether my legs had any speed in them at the moment. Ran to feel so pleased to come out with 19:14, less than 30s outside the PB I set a few weeks ago.
Unfortunately I've now lost bragging rights in the family: younger Lorenzito shot off at the start and I was hoping to be able to catch him, but I had no chance and he ended up with 18:28 for a PB by over a minute and a WAVA score of just over 78.5%. It also suggests that he should be able to do a sub 3 hour marathon.
Oh well, time to dig out the slippers and pipe and let the young 'uns take over.
Ant - nice piccies. Am already looking forward to next year!!
Spent 2.5 hours in the car driving back from Northampton this afternoon. Not a great decision given the anticipated holiday traffic but at least it gave me time to get up to date with Marathon Talk podcasts.
Suffice to say there's a member of this thread who either hasn't listened to it yet or is being rather modest about her position on this week's podium!!!