There's some very decent HMs gone on, LukeS, DrD, Al_P, PP amongst others at Bath (I reckon marders' beard acts as a massive windbreak for the rest of the field), and that's a fine win padams - great to be chasing a win like that rather than a time. Like TT says, it looks like you're in very good shape, and you know what MP feels like.
Bad luck there Lev, hopefully just a minor tweak.
CD Jnr had a lesson in the harsh realities of racing yesterday, in a U13 borough challenge road race at Finsbury Park - 200m in, still on the track he got tripped, took the skin off elbow & hip in some quite nasty friction burns. He picked himself up and finished pretty well, and the St Johns people patched him up afterwards. He's milking it this morning!
Your other physical activities are draining your energy. You may have a 3 hour marathon in you but the other activities are not helping your running. Running specific strength training can be done after a run or on a off day. Other aerobic or anaerobic activity that is not running is pointless.
To run you must run.
No, it's not pointless. Plenty of folks run decent marathons off what might be considered low mileage (40 mpw) if that mileage is backed up with other aerobic stuff.
That sounds more promising Rich. Don't get carried away though, your knee obviously isn't 100% and doing too much too hard would be the best way to wreck it again. Nice and easy for a while, and if you're going to run the half next week I'd do it without any targets or expectations.