welcome back, SBD - good miles there; fingers x'd for Brighton . . . .
enjoyed reading about the XC fun & games, PMJ - satisfying to get the better of the silly tw*t
bad luck with the stitch, MsE, but still a podium finish !
great miles, Leslie . . .
Lorenzo - yes it is a great thing to be out there running a long way with our offspring . . . speaking of which - OO - I agree that 3:15 off a 1:24 half should be a "less stress" goal - but there is the added factor of it being a debut at the 26.2 - similarly,my daughter (at 24, a few years older) is making her mara bow at Manchester; she ran 1:34 half recently, but has a goal of sub 3:45 to qualify for VLM the following year. On the face of it, a "soft" target, but she's heading into unknown territory, so we'll see how the next couple of months go. Saying all this, my son's mate (at age 24) made his debut at this year's Manchester and won the thing in 2:22
9 this morning with pal - v.cold and frosty, but lovely bright sunshine . .