Dachs - good point about Edwards and HR, I thought that as well!
Just entered the Milton Keynes marathon 2 weeks on Monday. A mate wants to bag his GFA for next year and I thought it might be fun to run around with him. I might be regretting that at the 20M point considering I haven't run more than 17M in one go since 23 February. Hopefully we can get a 2:xx without too many problems though (he ran a 1:18 HM on a hilly course in Feb, but also hasn't done many long runs).
Spirun - nice report and very well judged race. Sounds like you enjoyed it! Interestin you mention the small vomit, as my answer to LD's question about what remains at the finish line was going to be the vomit stains.
selbs - funny you should ask about the worlds as I'm probably not going to do it now. The Mrs wouldn't be able to come (can't leave the dog), and we've got a fair bit going on right now. Plus the total cost of the trip would be pretty high (not got the money back from the cancelled ski trip yet....). I need to enter by 5pm on Friday so will think about it a bit more in the next couple of days.
PP - very nice km reps, even ignoring the run on Sunday!
8x750ish on a big hill for me last night, done as a loop so we had the downhill and uphill on each effort. Pretty tough but felt OK once I got going. Actually felt very fast on the downhill and flat section, but a bit "heavy" going uphill, so maybe I've put on a bit of weight from the cycling.
Then 70 mins on the turbo this morning inc. 2x20min efforts at 305W-310W. That was a sweatfest! The 2nd effort felt easier, probably because I'd just got out of bed on the first.
Wow, seems like most of you absolutely nailed it! Drove back from the wedding this morning and watched the race when I got home. Seeing Marigold getting that coverage made my day. Should have just pulled his finger out in the other years when he just ran 2:19.
So does this mean that the new recommended taper includes a 50M run two weeks out?