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Mighty Lexi    pirate
21/02/2012 at 21:55
You will recognize me........I will be the tiniest runner there me thinks, dressed in Pirate Kit . Give me a shout and i will cheer you on when i am having my rest.....erm unless the other ladies decide I can run some more laps for them......then i will be the one cursing the course en-route. I had been out since before Christmas, pinged my Piriformis muscle, not content with resting, i started back and an awkward gait meant i rubbed my toe on the other foot, caused a blister that got so seriously infected i ended up in A&E with a balloon of a foot...Eeek.. Out went a Half marathon Championship, but now am up and running, this will give me the incentive endurance to train for the next one in April. (just need to get my speed work started........). I do admire you and some of the Pirates who are doing it Solo, jeepers.. Good Luck and fingers crossed for a good day......am praying it will be dry....I don't do mud...........
22/02/2012 at 09:48
The pirates should be easy enough to spot! I will most liekly be in club colours... black with 3 yellow bands.
Mighty Lexi    pirate
22/02/2012 at 09:59
Will def look out for you........... Any other distinguishing markings?? Scar on the cheek, rose in the running vest or just the one after 3 hours looking as though he could kill a sausage sannie...................... x
22/02/2012 at 21:33

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

Mighty Lexi    pirate
22/02/2012 at 21:54

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.

07/03/2012 at 14:17

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?

11/03/2012 at 17:48
Hey does anyone know what the route is like? I'm planning on running solo (running sure)'. I did the thunder run last year as a pair and the route was a litte taxing in parts, so it was nice to have a 50 minute break between laps.
13/03/2012 at 09:43
Scott - Someone kindly posted a video or link on page 1. Also a description of the course...
20/03/2012 at 13:38
Good luck this weekend...can`t wait for the race reports to come in.
24/03/2012 at 19:23
Sleep well folks & run well tomorrow.

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