bains - yes, I just checked my log and it was actually my highest hours training in a month since May last year, when I had a massive week in Majorca training for the IM France. That's a bit of a surprise to me because I don't feel like I've done a huge amount, but have started doing morning sessions more regularly, which in my mind don't really use up any spare time (what else would I be doing at 5:30am?).
Well done on the reps, especially considering your current circumstances! I'm sure the little one makes running seem fairly secondary/irrelevant.
Dan - I don't think you deserved bad karma in the towpath incident! The bottle one is ridiculous.
KD - I haven't broken 200M in one month since 2009, and in that time I've done a 2:33 marathon, some decent ultras (9th place in Lakeland 50, 5:33 for 43M in Country to Capital), so goes to show that you don't need to do massive mileage. I had done a few years of higher mileage leading up to 2010 though, so had a good base, and obviously I do a fair bit of cycling as well.
This is partly why I want to try focusing on running again for a few months, as I feel I might be able to get in good form with a bit of a change in emphasis. But my legs might just break down (e.g. my foot), possibly not helped by the extra weight I have compared to a pure runner.
Banksy - I'm immediately hungry after any form of exercise (and during actually), so usually have a bowl of cereal straight after, or yoghurt with chopped banana.
Enjoying the heckles! No particuarly memorable ones for me, just the general incomprehensible shouts out of car windows and "Run Forrest Run". I do enjoy it when some youths start running with our Thursday evening group - they usually last about half a mile before giving up, and we're happily chatting away at the time.
Tried an easy run last night and could feel the foot slightly but not much (probably wouldn't have noticed if I hadn't been thinking about it). Stopped at around 4.5M. Then was up really early this morning for no reason, so did another 4M. It started hurting a bit more towards the end. It's one of those annoying ones that doesn't really hurt much or stop you from running, but you know you should rest it....
Think that gets me to around 190M for the month, which is my highest since Feb 2010. So a bit disappointing not to reach 200M, but still a solid month of training (about 47 hours in total).
Tmoth - as TR says, you're going to have to compromise somewhere. You'll have a good base from all the ultra training, so I would put more of a focus on the shorter stuff, but try to maintain one long-ish run per week just to keep the endurance topped up.
70 mins on the turbo this morning inc. 40 x (20s hard, 40s steady). Can't really feel any pain in the toe now, although I haven't tried running yet. So will try a few laps round the block this evening and see how it goes, with an immediate return home if I feel anything.