anniesophie - Yes, I will have a bit of help with childcare over the holidays with mum here, especially with the three year old... my 14yo will only look after him when he's sleeping! Lol at you making a visit to Specsavers
SK - I never know what to wear when it's really cold. At first I'm glad of extra layers but I get hot quite quickly and then hate having to carry layers. Normally set off with the minimum and freeze for the first km or two!
Iain - Great that your leg is on the mend. As you have no races at the moment it's a good moment to give yourself a bit of a break and recover properly. Are you planning a Spring marathon too?..I can't remember.
Khani - Hope your run went ok and you're up and ready for Portsmouth!
Shades - I have one of those glove scrapers but can never find it when I need it and end up using my nails or a credit card or something. How's the training going?
My running a bit better - HR getting more steady. Still walk/running to keep it down but definitely better. Not so tired towards the end of my runs too. I definitely think it's due to recovering from those two races as I'm not ill or anything. I know I've said this before but I honestly don't know how you hard core Shadies do multiple marathons.. I'm wiped out after just two three weeks apart
Freezing here too but no running for me today. My heart rate still all over the place and rubbish running over last few days. Even ended up walking parts of my 17k run yesterday - clocking up a record 10min km at one point! Am not too worried as think it's still getting over last mara - will just keep taking it easy and wait for my body to catch up. Anyway - tomorrow I am going to Bordeaux airport to pick up my mum who is coming to stay with us over Christmas. The house is a bombsite so we are all running round like headless chickens tidying up...
Emmy - If you're sure it's no trouble then I'd love it if you could order some knuckle dusters for me. Will pm you.
SK - You're right.. I think I'll feel better having some goals to "cross off"... Are you going with the P+D 18/55 for London?
Shades - That would be an ideal solution for me.. I know what I'm like and I doubt very much if I could stick to a rigid plan even though I very much want the results that those plans could give me! I will look into HADD - Would you start introducing those higher rate HR sessions 8 weeks before or sooner? I was thinking of doing just one higher HR hills session once a week from now on but am not sure if I need to completely benefit from BT I need to do all runs at target HR for the next 2 months or so and only introduce the speed session later..