Posted: 25/03/2015 at 10:39
thanks for more kind comments on the half PB
Nell - wow gruesome story and a salutary tale for sure. You must be close to tapering for London?
Carter, have a good 12 miler later. I reckon you shld go middle ground on your pacing for the marathon i.e. 7'45? Just a hunch though, ultimately only you can decide - it's fun hypothesising though! be good to see how your 7'30 miles go this weekend
Ali, great work on your 20 miler. big confidence booster I'm sure especially with the shins holding up - no reason you can't go sub 4 especially with all that cross training you get in as well. I'm sure that will make a big difference to your fitness
Carl, nice work on those 800s. really good that you still have beans in you. I am still struggling following Sundays race!
Nice steady 6 miler Ricky especially after your longest distance for a while at the weekend
PS, sorry you're feeling ill. rest up and don't run! missing the odd one won't hurt but pushing on now and missing lots of runs as a result will be far worse long term
Wow - I am suffering following Sunday's race! Was meant to get out and do 6 @ 7'44 this morning and a couple of easy miles BUT was very aware that I was still recovering from sunday and also that my 20 miler this week has to happen Friday morning rather than Saturday or preferably Sunday as I'm away on a stag do this weekend. As soon as I set off I knew I would struggle at that pace so adjusted to 7'56 pace and ran 5 miles (rather than 6) at that pace plus 2 easy miles. Feel ok now afterwards. Also feel proud that I actually listened to my body for once!!