Barry- excellent running from you yesterday. Very well done!
GER not quite as successful for me. 1:34:12 so 20s outside my PB. Very disappointed to start with as really felt PB was on the cards based on my recent training but after giving it some thought can see it's not a complete disaster. Not far off my best with a solid 5 week training block still ahead before the taper. Can't ignore that I've been knocking out fast 20m runs every weekend so legs probably not as fresh as they could be. Also garmin was completely out from the first mile and measured 13.3m. Would normally ignore it and blame on technology but looking on strava and reading comments many clocked up similar so inclined to believe that the course was a bit long. Still a great race, flat as a pancake and perfect day for it. Will definitely do it again.
AA- ouch ouch ouch. Rest now and don't worry about any more long runs, the training is done. Well done on the 10k, great time on a hilly course (in my books anyway)
Chick- when are you off? Are there any internet stalking options? I'm sure you'll be fine. Watch those first few miles though!
Feels like thing are going very well at the moment, seem to be picking up the speed on all runs and especially my 20 milers have been quite swift and strong but I guess the GER next Sunday will tell if it really is going well or if I'm just being optimistic. Anyway... confidence levels are up which can't be a bad thing.
Chick- people can be so inconsiderate getting sick when you're trying to taper... hate it! Hang in there, not long to go now.
AA- get that 16m in!
San Sebastian will be number 9 for me in five years of running.
Things are looking up here, had a couple of 'holy shit' runs in the last couple of weeks so hoping for a good half on 11th October. Threshold intervals done yesterday and 5m easy planned for later today.