JT - As I often find myself, i'm pretty flabbergasted at your runs. You near enough ran a sub 3.30 marathon there.
DD - Nice to see you checking in! I'm not a man who's ever likely to be bullish about any race predictions but the training has gone pretty well and I am feeling confident that - if everything goes to plan - the sub 3 is realistic and obtainable. There, that was pretty diplomatic stuff eh?
Dank - Cracking art as ever
Swits - Hope hammy is in better spirits for you soon
7 last night, 6 with the club and a mighty nice run it was too, all in the light. Lots of marathon chatter going down as people get ready for Manchester and London in the next 10 days.
Hope tapering folk are finding the physical and mental adjustment tolerable.
Did 17 on Sunday, 8 with 3x 1 mile intervals yesterday and then a short and sweet 4 mile recovery today. I can feel it tangibly ramping down now (can you ramp down?) and my body is noticing it. Legs are feeling fresher and more bouncy on each run I go out for and it's certainly a nice feeling. It would seem that 40-50 miles per week is about my body's limit before it starts to really feel the weight of miles taking their toll.
Out for an extended walk with the good lady and the hound (careful to never mix those descriptions up) this evening, it's stunningly lovely out so best make use of the light and weather whilst it's here.
12 yesterday eve, 6 with the club. It was A1 perfect running weather....in shorts and t-shirt no less! It started off warm and sunny but as I began to heat up, the sun sank majestically behind Holcolme Hill and the air began a rapid cool which stopped me ever getting too hot. It felt like a July or August evening, not an April evening and it put a great big fat smile on my visage.
5 recovery this morning with 6x100 strides. Much cooler but still sunny and bright.