Lorenzo - Congrats mate, very exciting news!! (I hope he's a bit quicker than you though!!!!!) , my eldest (7) has just started trying to copy my running and wants to get on the treadmill and exercise the whole time - makes me very proud.
MM - Welcome back - Hope the lurgy leaves you soon - congrats on the awards, And as others have said if you are racing up to 20 miles...Are you sure you don't want to....
Poacher - Agree with sentiment entirely. The problem really is that it takes say 1000 units of effort to get close to a certain time, but to beat that time it is often another 1000 units of effort, and that is what makes it so hard
7 very slow ones home last night - was suprisingly ok - a few pain points in ITB and calf but not bad overall. Had pencilled in another 7 slow back to work this morning, but legs very sore, so have taken morning off, and will try again tonight.