Just wanted to say that reading through this thread has put me in a really good place going into Sunday. Ive done 90% of my training on my own (poor me) but can see that Sunday is going to be full of people with the same attitude so thanks!
I hope you all get the time you want and that the weather plays nice on the day.
Thanks for the advice. its good to know that im not the only one trying to take such a time off! i see articles of people wanting to take a couple of minutes of PB's and having to put mega effort in. 40 seems mad..............but like you said i know i didnt do enough the last time, certainly not 150% (which is what you need to make a good show for yourself) Keep me posted on how you do and good luck!