CG: I also suffer from the curse of the i-pad, so I was able to interpret your post
After running on Monday my legs have gone on strike - just about managed the cycle commute yesterday but for complicated reasons I had to run in part way [3 miles] today and my legs felt as if I was wearing cement socks . Might have been the thought of 150 exam scripts to mark...............................
2old: just don't make it any worse if you do a longer run - mind you it seems a relatively short time to start talking about lack of progress since you are able to run again?
Spoons: 800m fartlek could help to break up the marathon..
AA: according to the ladies in the USA men need 'butt cream' [alias chamois cream] while ladies need 'bag balm' [alias I have no idea]. Apparently different areas are affected . Am fortunate enough not to to suffer from saddle soreness thanks to a miraculous saddle and a lot of natural padding Don't despair - you are not a real cyclist until you have fallen off with cleats, preferably in a very public and embarrassing spot [e.g. traffic lights in the middle of the rush hour!]