Richard - well done, I think that's a great time and particularly without massive weekly mileage. Can't believe you're hanging up the marathon shoes! How are the legs feeling today?
DT - Well done a great time, all the hard work paid off. As has been said before first marathons are a learning experience. Sub 3:15 next time?
Chris - decent run there and a massive PB, good work. Agree with Bob that some threshold runs might be a good addition to your training.
Funster - hope the hammy is ok? Casually knocking out a massive PB with a bad leg and not trying at the start is pretty nuts. Racing plans for the future?
Pete - Get signed up for the Robin Hood half! Hope you had a good holiday.
Lou - sounds like you're recovering pretty well. Hope the hip/calf's doesn't give you any more grief.
Skinny - hope you had a good weekend away and you're still keeping sane without running.
Well I've managed a couple of runs since I've been back, the first wasn't great as my legs felt somebody else's but second one felt pretty decent. Annoyingly, I've had to come straight up to Chester for a work 'emergency'. However, I noticed on Stevie G's thread that a couple of the guys on there are running in a 5 mile race tomorrow evening, I've got my kit with me so might pop along and see what I can do after thee weeks of limited sub-optimal training . Pete - May be a bit far for you but looks like a decent race if you fancy it?
Funster - sorry to hear that, seems like you're being sensible though. Plenty of 10k's in spring/summer so no need to bust yourself if it's not good tomorrow. Good luck if you do run it hard though and same to you Chris.
Lit - sure you'll nail it, you've done the training. Have a good day.
Richard - Have a good run, you've done plenty of build up races! Hope you hit your target.
DT - good luck, trust your training, sure you'll 'enjoy' the experience!
Pete - welcome back, hope you enjoyed Kernow.
Bob - that was a bit cryptic but I go there in the end, tis windy around there.
I'm back and a bit tired but going to attempt a bit of a run out later and then a longer run tomorrow before sitting down to watch London marathon.
Blimey - remind me never to go for a training run with funster, hope you're legs are ok today Chris!
Bob - look after that Achilles, is it the same one you had bother with last year? 7:20 for an easy run, yikes! I've read about different breathing patterns in Daniels but it confused me a bit, how do you count cadence and breaths per minute at the same time?
Skinny - hope they get in touch with some positive news following the MRI scan.
Chris/funster - Nottingham half is pretty decent and there is quite a lot going on in the 'race village' for spectators etc. I'm yet to decide whether I'll do the full or half marathon. At the moment I think it will be the half, as part of a build up to a full marathon, possibly abroad, later in autumn. But, I do want to do the full Nottingham marathon one year as it's my 'home' marathon, we'll see.
Lou - great report and a very good time particularly given the reduced amount of mileage. I think I'm going to stay away from beetroot juice based yours and Maces experiences. Have you any races planned or are you going to have to see how the hip holds up?
Two more days in the desert then I can come home, although at one stage today there was at least two more weeks work being added on the job which would not have amused me but fortunately that has been shelved for a few months.