Oompa - Too much too soon? Must have been a bad day for running yesterday, see below.
Cooks - Similar to you, managed 6 lengths last week and 4 x 4 length with 1 min rest this morning, still breathing to the right every 2 but trying to sort out my left breathing.
Freemers - Very positive run.
kiwi - well done on the 18 miles.
40 mins on the treadmill yesterday and all OK during but right Achilles went tight/sore after I'd finished and I was limping this morning, not as bad as last week but I think a few more days of no running required, normal marathon training for me so used to it by now and will swim for the next few days. Swimming not great for first half hour this morning then went pretty well for the last 30 mins, do they allow a 30 minute warm up before a pool tri?
Thanks for the birthday wishes, I got some cycling gear but the Castelli top had to go back for exchange as the medium was way too tight (Italian sizing must be different to ours). Had a good weekend in Snowdonia, did n't climb up Snowdon as we had the dog with us but lots of walking around the amazing landscape.
I've had a week off running and my Achilles is much better so going to attempt a run tomorrow.
Kiwi - I normally race 2 or 3 weeks before a mara so I'd say go for it but the only caveat being don't do it if you have any niggles/concerns nearer the time.
kfc - I was thinking to you watching the cycling on tv last sunday, the pros definitely had it easier than the masses. I'd say set off at 3:20 pace but if you are feeling it at all by 10 to 13 miles then back off.