Was at the Nationals at Parliament Hill this afternoon. Unbelievably muddy! Also v congested. 2005 runners in men's race and first lap involved stopping and walking on several occasions due to congestion. My slowest ever 'race' at average 8.04 pace (I can't normally run that slowly when I try!) but still came about 60th percentile, so not disastrous. Strangely enjoyable but probably helped by overtaking best part of 200 runners on second lap. Oh, to do similar in a marathon!
Good to see you recovered quickly Tom. Enjoy Brighton.
I did Wokingham half today. Surprised myself with a 1.27.02 pb which is a 79 sec improvement. Was also a slight negative split (first time for me in a half or marathon). So things not going too bad but still not thinking sub 3 for VLM. A pb (from 3.06) perhaps looking possible though.
What pace will you be doing your long run at next week Tom? I'm on a 10k next Sunday but hope to do a long slow run on the Monday. Probably a lot slower than you!
Good to see you've made a quicker than expected recovery Iain. Be careful though.