I'm on the same long road CC2. It's kinda fun though.
You is da man LS21.
Good luck for the taper AlanB.
xc for me today too. Felt awful this morning, most likely due to bumping up the mileage (avg 29mpw since London, last week 65, this week will be over 80 by tomorrow). Somehow done alright. Misjudged my effort and finished with far too much in the tank, but achieved my target of beating last year's 59th in this race by coming 52nd, so it's something to work from. Still feel fat and slow, but definitely stronger.
RS - I agree, but then again the organisers shouldn't have accepted his entry in the first place with the rules as they are.
SL - these big sessions you've been knocking out for the last while are very very impressive. As per RS, what's next for you?
Padams - you're probably right, as yes, the others were relatively comfortable (4th was actually a 26, not 29). I tend to get caught out by looking up and thinking there's no way I could run a mara at the pace predicted by my usual pace/distance correlation, and then looking back down thinking that must be wrong for the shorter stuff, whilst forgetting I've got ropey endurance at the moment.
Still on target for 80 this week, including the first xc of the season in the Hants League at Farley Mount - anybody else there?
AlanB - that's interesting because, after saying mine has been fully under control for ages I've clicked I've been a bit caught up (not when running), and am due a check-up anyway, so will see if they suggest anything different. I don't carb deplete and only take on extra carbs the day before (but usually a lot - about 10-11g per kg of bodyweight).
Glad to hear things are going well with Jr, Padams.
Jools - great report and well done! A 2:53, with everything involved in it, is a bloody good result, and, as has been said, is a mark of how much you've kicked on since your first sub-3.
ES - quality run and report. Congrats on the big pb!
CW - looks to me like the bigger mileage might actually suit you. As elsewhere, there's still life in the old legs yet!
Wardi - shame with the niggles but sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless! A number of my clubmates rave about Rotterdam and keep telling me I should do it. It has been a while since they were there, but I'll ask them what they remember about it for you. No chance of beefcake status here (think 'silk purse' 'sow's ear'), but hopefully some bit of muscle and extra strength. It definitely made a difference to how my form felt at London.
Jooligan - makes sense on the recoveries now!
First 'long' run since London today. Just 17m, but finished a little stronger over the last 2m, so not a bad start.