Nice hear from you Badbark and congrats on wearing the N. I. vest too. Marathon training definitely sets you up to run decent times in smaller distance races. I think it's a combination of the training and not sweating too much about the smaller distances?
Looks like you have adapted well Leslie to the family/running balance. I think I may have to go the early run route as well soon, but I usually have some freelance work to do in the evenings which keeps me up later than I'd like.
5 easy mile recovery run last night as my eldest did football training.
Amsterdam is good marathon GM although I have only done the half marathon there. You have some good shorter distance PB's and am sure a low 3.0x is more than capable for you. A big city mara might be just the job as there will be plenty others running at the same pace to drag you round. There are 2 Parkruns in Leicester and my nearest one is only a 1.6 mile jog away. It is however 3 laps and there a few sharp turns in each lap which does upset the flow of pace I think. I"ve not broke 19 minutes for that one yet.
Nice negative split early long run Gul. Out of interest, what time do you usually go to bed?
Good early morning 10 miler there too Leslie - impressive av pace swell. I'm seeing those early morning runs as a window of opportunity as both you & Gul manage it quite well. It's making me wonder if I can adapt to that too to fit in a bit more running that does't effect family time?
10.5 miles tonight with a Club run of 7.3 miles av pace of 6.54. This was helped by another pacy mile around 5.3x.