LV, sympathies, I well remember the long nights of teething.
Dan, 17:xx parkrun a week after a marathon, that's impressive.
AlanB, nice to hear from you. Great performance in the 10000m.
Did 11M yesterday in lovely sunshine, longest run of the year so far. Managed some decent progression: 7:37 first half pace and 6:58 second half pace. It actually felt like the mojo is coming back! I had a few pains in my hip flexor but found that if I really focussed on pushing through the glutes, it kept it at bay. So no letting up on the glute strengthening for me either Jools.
Hi Jimbob! Thanks, I did feel fitter going into NYC but the course broke me. I will be glad to advise you later on in the year, but let's start with one obvious nugget now: don't go out too fast, the second half is hard!!!
Tom13 yes I remember the announcement of your sub 2:45 debut, not many people in that club.
Nice one CW, you couldn't tell your car was broken until you tried to start the engine
Lots of discussion about training strategies and nobody has mentioned P&D yet! So I'm doing it. I've run 2:54 and 2:55 off their 18-week 55-70 plan. Others on here have done far better than that. If you like structure to your training, you could do worse. It does require significant time commitment though.
Still in build-up mode here. I've now done 4 x 30+mpw weeks in a row so getting there...