Fantastic WJH, sounds like the training is working. A big melodramatic collapse is also good, shows you've put everything in to it! Do you have a time in mind of the HMs?
DT it was my own fault for eating the bus fare. Sounds like you've had a good evening rolling around the floor. I went to pilates and as usual got singled out for being a runner, you'd think I was quadriplegic the way those bendy people go on about it!
Well I'm just going to add to this thread's tales of woe. Was out on a long run, about midway through my calf felt a bit sore but I stretched it and thought it was ok. There was a cafe nearby so I spent my emergency bus money on a massive big strawberry icecream, looked at the sea for a bit and started on the return journey. Five miles from home, bang! Crippling pain in my calf and a sad semi-jog, leg dragging journey home. Luckily its only a grade 1 tear so should heal quickly...
Lit Stirling is flat and fast an ideal course for taking a big chunk of your PB, there is a cone to run round which upsets some people though. I'm not doing it this year as I'm flying back from a holiday the day before.
This year feels like a bit of a wash out in terms of racing for me, a combination of illness and work has left me under trained. Add in my propensity for late nights (4am at a karaoke bar on Tuesday) and it's all been a bit of a disaster!