Good to hear you're going well Nikki, good luck for Edinburgh, I'm a wuss and just doing the half which I think starts at 8am! Hopefully out for a few beers for midday!
Good luck to everyone at the inters! Sounds a tough week there simon before going to battle in the mud! Is it on Sky this year, will have a look later as I'm under orders to watch cartoons at the min.
Hopefully it's nothing too serious AG, I sometimes get a little lump that sticks out of my stomach when I've been training hard, although it's pain free and disappears. The bike ride sounds a decent enough substitute though! Not sure if have the bottle to go over 30mph on a bike, one wrong move even at that speed and it'd be painful.
A lighter week for me this week has coincided with a sore Achilles and a sore knee. Definitely not the usual pre race jitters but down to rewiring an old house and being on my knees, crawling under floors, in lofts and keep getting up and down from a kneeling position. People say running causes you to ruin your knees but I'm certain it's the getting up and down from a kneeling/sitting position or using the constant full movement of the joint.
Did my usual shit or bust tactic of squeezing one last session in before Trafford which was 4x 1km off 3 mins. Did it on the treadmill and ran the 1km at 20kmph so 3 mins dead for the efforts. I'm pretty certain I'll never be a 30 min 10k runner after I finished. Knee and Achilles felt better yesterday so hopefully the lighter week will help.