well done Yasungfa. Yes it was too warm after our cold spell. I ran an ok first half in 88 and was in contention to be first British M55 but hamstring was niggling and slowed badly to 3:12. I doubt if I appeared on highlights on BBC1 during race but I was very visible on the programme intro running in the 1981 marathon in my union jack shorts- 43 minutes faster that day!
CC2 - good luck at Edinburgh - hope the HP trip went well. I was there until about 1.30pm at the stand but had a few extra things to sort. Hope you bought the goody bag, which was only a fiver!. I am the Marathon's championships co-ordinator this year so have something else to keep me occupied apart from the running, coaching and reporting.
DS2 - I would certainly say good to do a 20 this weekend and make it more of a 2 week taper but ease back slightly midweek (inbetween what you would have intended to do 2 or 3 weeks out) but then maybe 18 or so next weekend
yes someone texted I was though didn't see as was out at a race. They wanted an experienced London runner to talk about Boston and for some reason asked me to bring along photos of the first few Londons.