Running Brighton & London how to recover
One word of advice for London - immodium
Tim, I did Brighton and got a pb but will be taking London much slower ('cos I'm doing something very silly!) and just enjoying the atmosphere.
You've had all the necessary advice already but I'll just add a bit of my own. I really wouldn't try immodium out on race day if you've never used it before - as Muzza says, it could well have been your diet or even energy drinks that caused the toilet troubles. This week you need protein to help repair muscle damage but then later in the week a few more carbs.
I won't be doing much during the week as London marks the start of a 111 day running streak that I'm doing so I'll just have a little pootle on Wednesday to stretch my legs but other than that, just walking. I think walking is excellent for stretching out your legs and getting rid of stiffness.
I've done marathons on consecutive weekends on several occasions and if an old biddy like me can manage it then I'm sure you'll be fine (but I am a plodder, not a speedy person)! Good luck and please say hello if you spot me en-route
All IMHO before anybody shouts at me!!!
Well done Tim.
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