re - with all that mileage and those fast long runs I think you can afford to have a few days off to sort out the ITB. It sounds like sub 3 shouldn't be a problem providing you're healthy on the day.
PP - impressive stats. I was on for similar until the skip trip!
TR - you must be pretty fit with that amount of aerobic work. I'm confident you can maintain your sequence.
I just did 5M easy yesterday, again the breathing wasn't great and cough seems no better this morning. So I'm probably going to take today off completely and try again on Thursday. Really want to get some good training done over Easter so hope I can get it sorted in the next few days.
BM2 - welcome. What selbs said is a good starter. What sort of mileage (and what long runs) were you running when you did 3:09? The other aspect to think about is your weight - I'm nearly 6'5 and a similar weight to you, and I think I'm heavier than I should be for running a good marathon.
selbs - you're right, there are two I expect to beat me, but even that's assuming I have a good few weeks now and a decent run on the day. Should be fun though!
KD - sounds like you're putting in some good training there. I tend to lose weight whenever I don't have access to a constant supply of food! I don't weigh myself though, so I might be wrong, but my trousers feel bigger and my wife thought I'd lost weight (she wasn't on the trip).
TT - I reckon Murdoch would go off too hard and fade badly in the last mile.
3M very easy last night. Legs felt good actually (well rested!) but breathing still a bit more laboured than it should be. The good news was that I've not forgotten how to run - was running just over 7 m/m and couldn't really go much slower (testing new shoes as well which would have helped!).
Lev - blimey, that's some run. Even if I get over this chesty thing immediately, I don't think I'm going to be in the top 3 to the Red Lion.
Dan - funny you should say that, Mrs Padams was flicking through the VMLM magaazine last night and saw the page with the various (silly) WRs and kept saying "you could beat that one". Maybe that should be my back-up plan if I'm not in top shape. As long as we don't both go for the same one!
SL - I can't imagine BA running a good 5M. The Face though I reckon could be pretty handy.
Well done on anyone getting out for a run (or even worse, a cycle) yesterday. We took the dog for a walk and got hammered by sideways rain. A charity bike ride was finishing in the same park and they just looked miserable.
Got an early night last night, then woke up around 11:15pm drenched in sweat. I then coughed continuously for about 20 minutes. But from then on I've been OK and feeling a lot more normal this morning, so hopefully on the mend. I might try a very easy jog this evening and see how that feels before getting back into proper training.
Do we know what Dan's interesting plan for London is yet? Thought I might have missed it while I was away.