...and the beat goes on...
Kaz - Sounds like your enjoying your new bike. I'll be a back marker this year too. Most of my runs have been 10.xx m/m average pace, with my faster runs being 9:20-ish. I've not managed a single 8:xx m/m average pace on any run this year, never mind the 7:xx average I was knocking out on my faster runs last year.
Emmy - Good luck with your run this weekend.
RS - Sounds like you're heading in the right direction. Have a safe trip.
RR - I always find race pace type runs to be a harder in training. Must be the adrenaline on the day, but I tend to look at my PB's and wonder how I managed to do that pace over the distance most of the time!
oh yeah - Green's where its at. Have to see how we go anyhow.
ok.. it's gonna happen... finally.. after months... on Sunday, I shall run again...
remember... out on the trails, no one can hear you scream...
Cheers Orbutt. I'll see where I'm at nearer the time.
8 miles tonight with 6 at MP - amazing considering the expansive lunch I had to celebrate a friends birthday left me feeling rather Pickwikian. The desert shown below was superb and I think provided the main source of fuel for my run
That looks awesome.
Yummy icecream....I had chinese last night - not so sure...!
Thankfully rest day for me, got 24k to do tomorrow - typical, it's the nicest day we've had in yonks - what's the betting it's peeing it down tomorrow.
ha ha on the peeing in the pen. In Rome, just about every bloke in my pen was piddling and didn't give a hoot. last time I was in Paris I managed a pee before I got in the pen, behind two cars, me and about 30 others!! the line for the portaloos was way toooo long.
Good luck to everyone for LSR tomorrow.
re drinks, I carry a wrap around wrist bottle with water/powerade in and belt with jelly babies/gels, i'm tempted with a camelback (got one for ski-ing) as I drink loads but the sloshing about makes me feel sick and it's heavy, so I have decided not to. In 2007 it was SOOO hot and us slow plods at the back didn't have anything to drink as the tables had been cleared thankfully I met my hubby a couple of times to refill my bottle.
I'm really hoping it's not going to be hot as I really want to beat my 2007 effort!!
I have to admit to pen peeing last year!
I managed my 18 mile very very slow long run this morning in a hellish 11 minute mile average pace, That was really tough. My legs felt ok, but my groin was giving me some grief from about mile 11 onwards. Not helped when I drank too fast causing me to cough that sent a shooting pain across my lower abdomen. Glad to have that one done and dusted. Currently putting the trusty frozen peas to good use and resting up.
Scott - There's very few portaloos about. You can make use of one the burger places toilets on the Champs Elysée before going into the pen. Even those where queued out with runners. Maybe the French never need to pee!
Lots of men use a disposable water bottle in the pen - then ditch it to the side. Arguably a bit more discreet. No matter how many times I peed before a long run I always need to go again at about 3 miles - not sure what's up with that.
We have booked the Splendid Etiole - same hotel as last year. About a quater mile from the start and a half mile from the finish. Now I need to sort out the air tickets.
I think that was one of Trickys top tips from last year Dannirr. Along with never pick up what looks like a full Lucozade Sport bottle in the starting pens!
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