The credits seem to be going to the guy who came 2nd Dan, you need to sort that out! I'd thought about having an absorbent sponge hat to keep soaked in water in the past... that wig might do nicely.
Just thought to look back at HR stats for my 5.8M @ MP this morning. 2015: avg 6:03/M @ 148.4 bpm 2014: avg 6:06/M @ 149.8 bpm 2013: avg 6:02/M @ 149.0 bpm [followed by PB] -- OK, it's all much of a muchness, but I think I am in slightly better shape than 2014 (when I wasn't really fit enough to earn the sub-2:40 I scraped and injured myself in the process). Closer to 2013 when it was right, but I'm not as sharp as that year.
KD -- I've reduced my carb intake but have still had pasta most meals this week (just a smaller portion with extra topping and cheese to make up a bit). Partly flirting with fat-loading but can't bring myself to do it properly, and partly just aiming not to get heavier as the training declines. Actually I seem to have got lighter, all a bit Atkins Diet really. I'll resume normal diet on Weds and load a bit on Thurs, lots on Fri.
But I had more carbs last night as I didn't want a demoralising last key run. 6M steady (7:18/M) with 10x hills, then 5.8M @ MP (12 laps of the park) as in previous years... first 11 at 6:04/M to see how if felt (reasonably comfortable but had to concentrate or I drifted slower); last 1 at 5:51 to make sure the average couldn't slip depressingly "over budget". Then I started to bimble around and heard TR's full bingo list in my ear, so jogged straight home for fat free natural yog & walnuts (don't need any more carbs now until I load). Grand total 13.4M.
Good luck in Boston JB, and Manchester SJ! DBS, etc.
SL -- quite right, I was muddling up your training with Race Jase, sorry.
I stil had a 10-day forecast page for London from last year now I come to look (fortunately they're now predicting 2015 weather...). Bit of an adverse wind coming down the embankment and showers to wet the spectators, but not too bad. Obviously need to keep obsessively watching it as it updates. I want: ESE wind for net advantage 10 degC or so and cloudy for decent performance 25 degC and sunny just after we finish outside the Red Lion