DanA - so sorry to hear, so so frustrating for you. Give yourself a bit of time (even have a beer) and then regroup - get yourself a marathon time your talent and dedication to the cause deserves. You'll still have a huge amount of fitness.
Obviously it is horses for courses, but I agree 245 is quite a bit softer than 75. I've always found HM quite tough, it is neither a speed-fest nor a full-on endurance event. A bit like TT (but not as good), my conversion has always been ok at x2 + 6 to 7 min.
Padams - I agree, your 68:xx (IIRC) at Reading meant you were in sub225 shape. I hope you get an opportunity to get a marathon time consistent with your talent and training dedication
Some really fab running at the weekend....great to see people getting significant PBs
So lack of training catches up with me (TR - I've done less miles than you this year)....slowest HR since 2008 at Reading today, finished 76:05. Never felt good and was sweating heavily at mile 2 which is very usual for me. Wind was a pain, but you get out what you've put in and I've put very little in so can't complain. It was only my 3rd race in 22 months, so probably forgotten how to get my race head on.
CW - sometimes less is more, sounds like you've done the right things to fix it. Maybe some lead underwear would help with the Kryptonite, although may not help you get a PB
Marigold - sorry to hear about Seville. Being "shit" is all relative, but understand why you've canned it. That 100k should be interesting. I know someone who is interesting in getting a quick time there...maybe you can work together for that sub640
Marders - quality run at Brighton Good luck with the PB attempt at Reading
TT - great to see that you're flying!
HR - 9 x 21M runs!!
Trying to get that last couple of % of your max potential performance is so hard....and overcooking it all too easy. It is all about making the start line and doing your training justice. Take care out there.
I had a week off with a niggle a couple of weeks ago, problem with the left foot. A lot better now but still can feel it a bit. I've been told a have a place at Reading, but not sure I'll make it what with family stuff - it would be my first race since London last year. Wouldn't have any idea what sort of time I would run. Spent a nice break in Paris earlier this week with the family and got out for a few runs....there are so many runners there! Went out for a lovely 21.5M this morning, felt ok and managed to get around in 2:17 without pushing too hard. The one thing I've found with such erratic training is that although the CV system is ok my legs feel heavy and stiff (including the hips).