GD - congrats on the PB ! hope your head not too bad today . . .
MsE - nicely controlled - legs ok I take it, after circumspect 2nd half?
Lorenzo - a fine morning's exercise
kr - good miles either side of the footy . . .
Gul - nice start to the week . . .
still suffering CNBA badly here - 13 Sat & 6 (legs like planks) y'day scraped me 30 for the week, but that's only 50 for the fortnight, and XC season is looming - not sure about it now . .
not really sure what's causing the CNBA - usually I'm pretty good at focussing when I have a goal (like the upcoming XC), and can drift if nothing planned, but at present it's a problem. Maybe I've just had enough . . .
Good luck at Hull, OO, WD, Poacher - my VoGit clubmate (curse him, he narrowly holds club VoGit mara record) is running . . .
Ron Hill - yes, Poacher, a gent - was on our club's trip to Reims marathon in 1995 ; kindly signed my copy of his autobiography * - "please don't break my UK V40 marathon record of 2:15:46" !!!!! (I just missed it )
* "The Long Hard Road" (two volumes) - not sure if now available, but highly recommended . . .
unlike Ron, just had a 5 day streak of CNBA, ended with 13 this morn . . .
Poacher wrote "Birch in your speedy heyday you must have been churning out some very decent numbers for years on end"
Not really big miles - eg - I've never averaged 50mpw for a calendar year (closest was 49.nn), but a marathon schedule would have been maybe average 60 -65 mpw (with higher weeks included) - in fact prior to last year's VLM, legs held up enough to allow 13weeks (pre-taper) at average 62mpw, with the last two weeks each at 70. It's really the old chestnut of "consistent consistency" that's given me the 30+ year average of 38mpw - which, of itself, isn't owt to write home about, but I'm happy with it as I'm now in week 1588 of recorded running.
Speaking of Hull prompted me to delve in my records - did the old "Humber Bridge " marathon on 04/10/1992 - this was point to point (Hull to Grimsby), and crossed the bridge fairly early on - my diary states "weather fine, cool, with strong headwind most of the way" ! My splits suggest the wind took its toll in the 2nd half !!