Joolska - well done on the XC sounds really good run. and taking a leaf out of CW's book with the plodatstic recovery!
Padams - really sorry to heear about the dog, i remember the troubles you had previously before a planned trip, it does sound like he's been through a lot. Good news on the calf/calves though indeed.
can't help on the hinge in your foot i'm afraid bainsp. have enough trouble still (whole year actually) with one of my achilles that i just can't sort.
didn't end up doing test jog yest (thanks for the well wishes!) thought one more day off probably more helpful. think it was the right call, as todays 3 miles (at 8m/m) had it still a bit twingy, but still much improved. think i will be binning the 5km race i was going to do Fri though.
more good training, and xmas eating drinking going on from everyone as usual!
Hi JCT1, you have some fast shorter times and over time with more endurance work your longer times will fly down then.
Padams, excellent news.
Tmoth, nice miles. The thing that brought me on for the marathon i think, is doing the 8-10 miles once a week in the final 8 weeks say build up to taper time at slightly faster than goal marathon pace. Tough session i have to psych myself up for, but am sure it helps a lot come marathon day running at almost that speed for most of the time. Not a speed session as such, but i didn't really do any speed sessions.
Bains nice reps.
Another boozy week with xmas parties and so on, and no running since tweaked my calf on Wednesday. Hope to go for a test jog tomorrow, although the weather today is more tempting. Shocking November/Dec miles so far, and putting on a bit of weight now so i need to hopefully build a base soonish!