2Old- I was there on the green start, you clearly were not paying attention! Hackney half for me next on 8th May. I'm not so sure about the age thing, you're clearly still getting better!
Barry- I would agree with what the others say. Speed is clearly not the issue here so getting your mileage up and slowing down (can't add loads of miles and do them all fast) could do the trick but then that's not in line with your tri ambitions so I guess it's deciding what's more important.
AA- glad you're feeling better and I like your non running plans. Refocus will do you good and you'll come back stronger.
Geoff- enjoy your rest day.
Nell- great report and congrats again on the pb. What's next for you?
HI Pinklady- hope you get your mojo back soon.
5 super easy for me today post yesterday's progressive10m. Gym tonight and rest tomorrow.
Chick ((())). Ouch ouch ouch. Do not lose hope though, stress fractures do heal! I know you must be gutted right now but it's by no means hopeless. Cycling and swimming sounds like a sound plan in a meantime to stay sane... and who knows you might get converted!
2Old- well deserved rest in the sun. Looking forward to your report. How did your lad do? Did he 'enjoy' the experience?
Free- sounds like a tough day... they tend to be when things don't go to plan early on. Good plan with switching to shorter stuff for a while. Rest up and I'm sure you'll be back to your best in no time.
AA- if that's what you call a 'good cry' you clearly haven't seen me yet raging post a bad race. Glad we found you and hope you're feeling miles better by now.
Progressive run for me today- 2m easy/ 2 steady/ 3@ MP/ 3@ HMP. Tough but somehow managed-phew! Hackney Half next Sunday.
Just popping in to say congrats to Malc again and what a great report. So so close, I have no doubt you will smash sub 3 hours next time. I am in total awe of how much you've improved since not so long ago when you were gunning for 3.30, you really are a true inspiration and always so supportive of everyone else. Awesome job.
Oh and apologies again that I almost missed you... Malc actually found me in the crown.... I clearly need to work on my spectating skills!
2Old- OMG fantastic time! Congrats, very well done. I saw you wizz past around mile 24 but by the time I shouted your name you were gone- woosh!
Barry- I could say well done, still a good time and all that but I know you're disappointed and I can totally relate. You WILL nail it eventually, just need to persevere. I'm telling myself the same thing! Hope the head is not too sore this morning.
AA- big hug. It was great to run into you after the finish and chat. Hope you're feeling a bit better today. Damn marathons know how to bite us in the bum sometimes. You looked fab in your outfit by the way! Enjoy the recovery, onwards and upwards.
Neil- fantastic time, looking forward to a race report.
Free- same for you, hope you had a good one.
I spent a few hours spectating on Victoria Embankment yesterday, it was hard work, I'm telling you! Saw AA and 2Old but missed Barry. All in all great day out.
Congrats everyone, hope the legs and heads are not too sore today. Enjoy the recovery.