Nice run Poacher. That seems like a very thought provoking run. Sometime we've got to count ourselves lucky to be able to breath let alone run. I'm 100% sure you'll have a B or even A seeding by May 31st.
VTR - not really hardcore - I' experimenting with a high fat diet after recent problems with a few things, one of which is bonking in training runs due to running out of carbohydrate. My whole runs are now powered by fat and it takes a while before the body (anecdotally 3+ months) sorts itself out and can run properly on fat. In the mean time I expect slow running paces and to be handed new lessons from my body on a routine basis. In this case I got too keen and held the pace too high over a section of 2 miles of hills which put me too much into the red.
Another experimental run tonight with 4 miles of hills with 1m fast. Steady progress being made.
Tried to run 13miles today. I progressive sped up in the middle third and was at the redline by 11m and had to take a sit down at the foot of 'bonking hill', which is 2 miles from my house and if I've run out of energy then the body stops there. Melinda Messenger, who lives in that village, drove past and had a good look but didn't stop to ask if I was alight. Probably she heard already I do a lot of bonking there.
Things are progressing slowly to rebuild myself as a runner. I've found that my red-line is actually quite low at the moment but getting higher all the time. Maybe another month or so for the adjustments to happen.
It was 'runner gate' today. That is, I used my new easy access gate into the lane that runs at the back of my house. It is custom made (by myself) and has a combination lock, meaning no keys when I go running. A triumph of engineering to deliver unparalleled convenience!
Lozenro, I'm about halfway through the Gary Taubes book and it basically turns conventional understanding of nutrition on it's head. It is answering a lot of questions though.
Top work there Moof - I'm relived to know 'there's stiff a few weeks to sharpen' before Abo - don't think I'll be bothering with a taper myself as I don't really think it is worth getting changed for a 2 mile run.
Another little 4 mile run for me, better and easier and got a bit further up a nemesis hill before having to walk. Onwards and upwards....