SJ - thanks. I've just spotted a new event two weeks later than the Shakespeare held in Newark (Nottinghamshire that is, not New Jersey!) Not likely to be the same profile as Raceways, but an added bonus is that it's only 1 hour away instead of nearly 3! Need to check the date with Mrs GD first though... Not too long till Frankfurt now - I'm looking forward to your report already!
Apologies for not reading back, but congrats to BI on the new 10k PB. And best wishes to GD - sorry to hear about your redundancy. Hope you can find a new job that is really fulfilling. Things not good here on the running front. My back had improved and was hoping to get back on the road this week, but I was moving furniture around after the usual Bank Holiday decorating and am now back to square one. So that's now three weeks of low mileage, 2 weeks off near enough, and probably another low mileage week when I do start back. Autumn Shakespeare is looking less and less likely unless I just use it as a training run.
Abbers - well done slotting in the turbo session and nice tempo run. PJF - that's a cracking pace for what sounds like a low HR. KR - good late night steady MLR and nice hill work. VTr - sounds very promising. Rest day no 3. I am convinced that my problem is back related. Getting the usual muscle niggles which I get whenever I haven't run for a while, but lower back pain is more concerning. Just got to rest and hope I've not done any serious damage. I am prone to disc inflammation and on a number of occasions it has taken weeks to clear up...
PJF - I'm sure you've put in plenty of miles. Leslie - patience isn't easy; hang on in there and it will be worth it. KR - very tidy tempo run. GD - nice work. Jools - sounds like you're enjoying your week off! VTr - stonking mileage. If your HR for MP is dropping are you gauging it by effort then? Glute was still not 100% yesterday although much improved and had a few pains around the coccyx so taking another rest day.