Chris - gosh, there's a lot of info there. JG certainly seems to be doing you proud. Very impressed by the lack of stiffness the following morning. And all that with a beastly cold!
Were you Paddington Bear in a former life? (the marmalade sandwiches).
Out before breakfast this morning; before breakfast but after banana (henceforth to be known as BB but AB). Ran to the lake, did 7 of JG's cadence drills, getting considerably higher cadence than the last twice I did them, and an indeterminate number of acceleration-glides - again, "gliding" further than previously, probably because the acceleration was better. Felt really good. Maybe should stick to before-breakfast runs (not for the long run, though), or maybe it was nothing to do with that, just a feel-good day.
Exhausted - 3:40 for a marathon sounds like a brilliant time to me. Elder Daughter took over 4 hours the one time she ran it, and she was in her 20s and had trained for it (she'd been hoping for sub-4). And she doesn't have stomach problems.
I think crowd noise would bother me, too. Having said that, it didn't bother me at the Hastings half, and there was plenty of it. I could always resort to switching off my hearing aids, - and leaving them in place, which would block the sound as well as just not magnifying it. But then, that brings problems of its own. Like, not being able to hear things you actually need to.
Couldn't help laughing at Matsmum's description of family demands. Brought back memories of phone calls from (young adult) children as they walked around a supermarket, asking me what ingredients they needed for whatever dish they were thinking of cooking that evening.
New grandchild (2nd child of Elder Daughter aforementioned) emerged into the world yesterday, a good healthy weight, mother and baby doing well. Way-hay!
5 mile before-breakfast run today, incorporating some of Jeff Galloway's drills. Felt really good and was faster (cadence drills) and "glided" further (acceleration-glide drills) than previously. Maybe more of my running should take place before breakfast.
Second grandchild arrived this morning - 9 days late - a girl, 8 lbs 6 oz, mother and baby doing well.
Pammie - I like the idea of a flowchart being included in a schedule.
NZC - I also like the "finish with dignity" advice. Very, very difficult to follow, however.
Aws - congratulations on the overall average beginning with 12, - very gratifying. I like the pic. Where is it? (No, I don't mean On whose wall is the picture hanging, I mean Whereabouts in the country is the original scene).
Chris H - congratulations on your "sedate and dignified" time! You weren't too hot?
I also went on the London Eye and to tea at the Ritz for my 60th birthday - organised by my children, or more correctly by one of my children who also organised all the rest to accompany me to this and that, - I had a whole weekend of it, also including a boat trip on the Thames, a yoga class, a swim and a massage, and a lunchtime concert. She is an awesome organiser, that one.
Mick - that is an extraordinary temperature swing. Is it something you're accustomed to at this time of year?
We're getting quite sharp frosts overnight here, but daytime has been beautifully sunny and quite warm. Out with the running club tonight for 4.6 miles mainly off-road.
Red - thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog. That was an amazing length of crochet chain. I suppose you could calculate your crocheting speed in terms of centimetres of crochet per mile of running. Someone else commented on the man with the fridge on his back, - apparently, not content with completing the marathon he went on from the finish line to run a bit more, still with the fridge.
Beautiful day today; I've been playing in the garden too. And went out with the running club for 4.61 miles mainly off-road.