I know all about hip problems Fishy. Mine comes and goes and can have a major impact on a season- just hang in here. Keep stretching and try a bit of cross training- avoiding too much speed work has also helped me.
Good pacing there Gul. I did indeed have a good parkrun- 18:12 for a podium 3rd! The 2 lads in front were 17 and 18, so I'll not get too upset with a 35 year handicap. No long run tomorrow so I added a 6 mile plod on the end. The kind of run that puts a smile back on your face
Great report PJF- we love stories like that. Runners who do on the day what we all know to be true, a muture run holding back until 21 miles when the real run starts- you deserve the rewards. I love the detail of your dad snoring. I did not identify at all with your choice of post race nightclub
I have had a very strange week. This op has knocked me back mentally and physicaly (I am a really dreadful patient) and it might take a while to get my confidence back and run in anger. It's not really about running, it's the impact on a fit and healthy chap of suddenly feeling week and feeble.