Thanks for the feedback
Tizer.....after a series of re-starting after injury I said back in April that I would love to start a marathon campaign in the shape I was at the end of this springs campaig - and luckily thats where I am.
I need to make sure I dont pick up an injury, and did have a wee achilles niggle in the spot it often hurts earlier this week, but that went away as soon as it appeared.
9 miles with 5 tempo this morning, was pleased to do that in the relative cool rather than in last nights heat. The 5 tempo were about 7 secons per mile off the pace of my last one, but pretty consistent at 6:30, 6:34, 6:34, 6:35, 6:33. That second in teh 4th mile was caused by almost tripping over a loose dog that the guy leading the BMF class was allowing to wander about loose....I may have sworn and he swore back (the guy not the dog)
Re MP, my maraton schedule takes a 2 week break while on holiday where Iwont be able to do the same mileage/quality due to the heat, but it is in my mind to try and get some MP work done in the running I do.
I sense that a Lou comeback is around the corner.......