Shades - I haven't actually run 2000 miles in the one pair of shoes, as have a few on the go. But they (Saucony Guides) must have done at least 700/800. The new ones did feel bouncier though.
Mamafox - that's annoying re the cold but extra rest will ensure that your foot is really recovered before you start running again. LT pace is more like 10 mile/HM pace. I really struggle with it and am glad that I'll be swapping the final LT session (11 with 7 LT) with a HM!
Cal - agree with others re the 20 mile race. I'm sure you'd be well under 4 hours but FWIW, there are a few much slower runners at my club who do it every year.
Madbee - will you do all 12 miles on the track?! I can't call you mad as I did 18 miles on the treadmill but it might be an idea to switch directions if you can, say every 3 miles, to avoid picking up an injury.
Westy - kids shouldn't be stressing about SATs, that's rubbish. Problem is, teachers do (sorry Tom) and some of them pass their own stress to kids. I remember my oldest being told that his SATs results would go on his CV!! He now has GCSEs and should be stressing about these but seems very relaxed!
McF - when I ran 1:29 in the Brighton HM this time last year, my LT paces were about 15 secs slower than yours are now. Just saying... (Sandbagger!)
Westy, I feel exactly the same as you about the LT runs. I really dread them and can't seem to stick to the paces without having a couple of breathers. I also seem to be finding them tougher this year than last. I've just done the 10 with 6@LT pace and decided to start the LT miles earlier, after 1 mile w/u rather than 2. This seemed to help (as did taking advantage of a downhill in mile 2 and doing 4 miles on a track!) but it still felt harder than it should do I think. I think that's my last one now though as I'm going to do a HM instead of the session with 7 LT miles.
PS - Shades, agree on the food thing. Having spent last night with a neighbour who's 35 yo daughter is anorexic (5 stone), I firmly believe in enjoying food. The poor woman doesn't know what to do - I think it's much easier with adolescents than adults.