TR, great 20 there. You have done 2 more miles than me in Feb off only 16 days - astounding!
Selbs, I hope the calf twinge clears up, you've been in the wars recently.
I think I'm OK today after yesterday's fall. It seems my right arm and shoulder took the brunt of the impact. Other than the cuts, I can feel I've twinged something in the upper back/shoulder area, either latimus dorsi or teres muscle I think. I guess it took some of the force when I landed. I've got 8M scheduled later so we'll see if it's going to cause any trouble. Early signs are I've been very lucky though.
The very best of luck to everyone running at Bath.
11M MLR tonight and unfortunately I took a tumble around mile 8. Not sure what happened but one minute I was running along happily and the next I was hitting the pavement. My hands and forearms took the brunt of the fall, but my face came within a gnat's whisker of hitting the concrete and I couldn't help but think of Selbs and how lucky I was to not be finding an emergency dentist too. I think I am OK, just cuts and bruises. I was able to run the last 3 miles back home anyway and so far no repercussions. I guess tomorow morning will be when I know for sure.
I'm too much of a novice to add a great deal on the nutrition debate. For my only marathon to date, I took 2 caffeine gels at the start, then 2 more normal gels during the race. Plus as much lucozade sport as I could drink, which as it turned out was not very much! I remember picking up a 500ml bottle at around mile 22 and thinking sod this, it's too heavy!