Padams - nice one on the 800s I nearly did some myself this morning but only had an hour.
PP - nice one on the pacing gig, I hope you take your responsibilities serioulsy and put your shorts on instead of those red hotpants. None meant but I wouldnt fancy running behind you for 26.2M with the last Turkey in the shop about to burst out of those hotpants.
Dids - WAVA ? seriously ? Dids WAVA-ing ? Do they have WAVA up North, I thought it was for softies ?
8M inc 30mins of 30sec/30sec this morning, folled by a bike commute. Must have been 1/2 asleep still as a few minute sin I went arse over tit running along the main road at the top of Pompey. Made my fall into a bit of a ninja roll over my shoulder and was straight back up on me feet to continue. The claret on the knee was a give away though, so was the swollen risk, but it cant be too bad as I was able to change a puncture on the ride home tonight.
MM26 - whilst its easy enough to blag a half decent 1/2 mara off low miles, you need to put some miles in to run a sub3, probably more in the 40-50 mpw range at least. You roughly need to be in 1:23/4 shape to get under 3hrs, if you can get down towards 1:20 then you are looking under 2:55 and more towards 2:50.
CW - i understand that Ibuprofen is for reducing inflammation where as Paracetamol is for pain, I wasnt meaning its pain killer powers anyway, I was more about the Kidney bashing (during endurance sports).
Just a bike commute and a 2k swim for me today. Monday is my current rest day.
.....I liked the bit where PMJ said that if you read it again then you'll see he's right......that made me smile.
BB - good leg speed, shows more improvement is possible over 26.2.
I always wonder to myself that the folks further down the field dont look like they're trying very hard, but I also take my hat off to anyone that is off the sofa doing some exercise. Some folks join running clubs for the social part of it, not to smack themselves silly trying to run 10M in 60mins (or whaterver other target). One of my friends trained for VLM and did ~4hrs the other year and he was outside for a long time on some of his 20M training runs, I wouldnt have done it. I'm talk to folks on the way to the VLM expo and on the train after the race etc to ask folks about their hopes/preparation etc or how they did after, but I'm very careful to never mention how fast I ran or hope to run etc I dont want them to compare apples and oranges.