Posted: 09/04/2014 at 08:38
I think you're spot on Dachs. It seems to be a particularly British thing to have a pop at your top sportspeople (or successful people generally). It's almost part of the national psyche, along with fish and chips, queuing and the inability to complain when you're being shafted by companies.
Having said that, I think from what I saw of the NYC half that Mo is still a bit too bouncy for the marathon so I suspect if he is to be successful he will need a couple of attempts to get it right, much like Haile.
I've stopped running at the moment. The pelvic pain is gone, the minor glute tear has fully healed, but the hip flexor strain/tear is being a bit more persistent. I took a few days off the end of March and thought it had settled down, but it was a case of 'not quite', so I'm taking Padams oft-quoted approach of wait until it doesn't hurt and then wait one more day.
I've basically set it in my head that I'm now working as if I had run a marathon last weekend, and will build back up slowly in a similar manner. Annoying, but better to treat it like this, thinking a bit longer term.
Anyway, enough of that. The main reason for posting is to wish those of you running on Sunday all the best. As the saying goes, kick it hard and don't be sh!t.