Can you all answer something for me?
How do you feel about having a break after each lap? Is it easier or harder to keep running or to stop?
I really fancy this run because il ike the idea of a rest and a stretch after each 10k
Depends on how you have been building up to the race. As we had a Team of 5 last year, and ran 3 laps each. I did 5.5 mile runs, then few hours later, did an hour on the treadmill at speed 14K. Then into Spin session and came out and did 20 minutes at speed 14K. But then i did have only 6 weeks to get my fitness back, so probably did OTT training, which worked for me.
If you can run after stopping for 10 minutes or so without the lactic acid kicking in then do that. Once again, its how you have conditioned your body prior....now is the time to try out what you will be doing on race day........don't wait till race day to have ago. Same with nutrition, don't be tempted to eat stuff that you would normally eat after a race, if you are going to run again.
This Sunday, try a very very long run, and stop for the length of time you have planned for each lap...see how/if you recover better to go again, than if you would doing continuous running.
Less than 3 weeks!
Nigel - As already said it depends on your approach. I take it you are a solo runner by your question? Over 12 hours a lot of people will take walking breaks and things like that who are doing it solo. I intend to run as much as possible, I have heard that it is quite hilly early on so will use that as a natural walking break when required. If you are strict with yourself you will not lose much time by stopping briefly each lap, you will need to be slowing down near the start area to get food/drinks I guess anyway. I know I am only going to carry enough to get me through each lap and pick up fresh at the end of each lap.
How many laps are you aiming for?
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