Good point One Gear about all the training. It is a collection of al those times you've gone out when you didn;t feel like it and still did your training, that makes the PB on race day worth while. A lot of the time non runes don;t get it or even understand the commitment needed for a 4 month truing schedule (or in your case 10 months!). Brilliant time for a 50+ runner.
Agree Steve, the slightly warmer temperature is a welcome change for running in. I've gone from double gloves down to single gloves!
Hope your 8 miler went well tonight Tom. I did a progressive 8 miler with a 2 mile warm down tagged to the end for a total of 10 miles in 7.10 av pace. Faster last 4 miles were 6.47, 6.50, 6.35, 6.35. The sub 7 miles are certainly starting to feel more comfortable these days.
Well done on the reps Tom, Malc & Steve - a good session. I agree doing this kind of session with a group of varied pace makes it more beneficial as you would push yourself more. I've been doing my rep session alone at the Park now as can't make the track nights due to other commitments. But I think I could probably push myself a bit more with others.