Posted: Today at 07:05
Welcome back, SBD (waves)! Good luck with your Brighton campaign. Are you on top of your injuries now?
OO - your daughter certainly sounds determined. When I was very young I was told by a family friend who ran at international level and who also mentored me at hockey (I played internationally) to not run marathons until I was much older. Those words stuck with me but I suspect had I not had that talk so young, I might have been more resistant to them. Perhaps it is a good chance to really focus on her strength and conditioning? That can only help both in terms of mitigation and in giving her extra protection from the battering 26.2 can do?
PMJ - good racing as ever but how irritating for you.
Leslie - you are running really well at the moment. As PMJ says, you need to hop into a race soon!
Lorenzo - you are so strong on those long challenging runs. When is the next race?
I didn't do very well on Sunday. Remind me not to drink anything before a race again please. After a nice relaxed trip to the start line of the Hogs Back Road Race in Loseley Park on a stunningly beautiful crisp morning, I completely messed up my race by having a pre-race coffee as it was so cold. I never run on anything apart from a slice of toast when I am racing a marathon. And it came back to bite me in the form of an almighty stitch around mile 5. I was running strong and had plenty left in the tank for a faster finish but the stitch had me holding my side. So after running in 2nd place the whole way, I was beaten into 3rd just towards the end. Nooooooooooo!
Curiously am going to listen to Charlotte now as I get the brood ready for school. Happy Mondays folks!