Gerard M- I have no idea how serious that is, but sorry to hear about your problem. As you say, no choice but to rest. Take care and do consider the bike!
Birch- you hurt your calf driving? You really should stick to running!
Gul looks like another potential thread smackdown . I actually got a really nice message from Abingdon telling me I'm 150th on the waiting list, but not to lose heart- I may still have a shout. I actually quite fancy it now...
PMJ- congrats on the 5K time, which sounds consistent with your parkruns. The boyfriend of junior OO beats me now over every distance up to half marathon- he's a very good fell runner. We knew him when he was 15, and I used to kick his backside every weekend at parkrun- but I haven't got near him for over a year now- which is very annoying as you can imagine.
I had a pacey 4 miler today and fly back to Blighty tonight. Looks like it should be high mileage week.
Thanks for the tip PMJ, I'm now on the waiting list for Abingdon
Double session today, the first since my VLM training. 6 miles of hill work at lunch time, followed by an easy 7.5 plod this evening.
I've been thinking about target for the next few months. I'd like to get my parkrun times back down to 18:30, otherwise junior OO is going to kill me over the summer when she's home fron Uni (she ran an 18:20 parkrun in Sheffield last week). And I want to keep my weekly mileage up for GNR, the Coastal Run, and potentially an autumn marathon.
MSE that's heavy reading- too hard for me, sorry I gave up...