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Nice report EE. It's still a decent result as others have said. We must have been close at the 5k mark because I ran it 15s slower but started 15 before you. It does strike me that you run your best races when you're not chasing a PB - your 2:53 'rebound' run, or last year in the warmer VLM. Maybe chasing a pace early on is a bit of a barrier. Just a thought.
4 easy miles last night, just enough to confirm that not running the Richmond half next weekend is the right call. It wasn't a lot of fun - no soreness, just residual fatigue. More recovery needed.
ES - as others have said, I think you did well to hold it together that well considering you were working hard early on. Out of interest, what did your taper look like? Sounds like maybe you should have cut back a bit more so you were fresher on the day.
In my opinion you can't go far wrong with a few weeks of c50mpw all easy, followed by the P&D 55-70mpw plan. Obviously once you get to the really sharp end more miles are needed but I think that would work for most people.
TR - very nice LR, must be nearly cotton wool time.
26M for me in the first 4 days of the week (which is a lot for me!), nearly half of which was on Tuesday - club track session plus run there and back.
Mini-P has had a cold since Saturday, which I now have, so not running today and probably won't run tomorrow. I would usually crack on with a cold, but I am feeling slightly shivery and a bit of a headache so doubt it would be a good idea.