...and the beat goes on...
Thanks Dave. If I buy one I'll experiment!
Good going Bedders and Simon
Did someone mention running with nuns? It's a bad habit to get into...
Sarah - I've got a Camelbak Ultra. It's got two front pockets that hold water bottles, so unless it's a mega long run I'm doing, I'll leave the bladder at home and just put bottles in the pockets. I'd say go to a running shop and test a few on their treadmill to get an idea of what they feel like as they're as individual as shoes. Top tip as well.. store the bladder in your freezer and you won't have to clean it out as often.
You get bottles at the water stations in Paris, so could maybe just bring the tablets and add them as you go along.
Kaz - when does job No 2 start?
Thanks......so simple...carry tabs and put them in water bottles! Brilliant.
Sorry to be asking all these questions, pre race nerves kicking in early?? How much do people generally drink over the course of the marathon? I just know I'm not drinking enough and if I take the strategy of using tabs in bottles of water at water stations I'd like to plan which stops I need to use. I'll have more of a clue if any of you guys have experience of using the stops for more than throwing a bottle of water over your head. S.
Jings, Finn's run more than 78k... and there's 16 hours left to go....Has anyone else done one of these things? What goes through your mind when you are in the process of running for 24 hours?
In races (both half and full marathons, don't need to take water in on a 10K or less) I usually just have two of three swigs at every water station, seems to have worked alright in the past, but think it'll be a case of each to their own...
78k down with 16 hours to go. It's a bit mind-boggling. Fancy doing the Thunder Run one year but as part of a team tho.
Sarah - hard to say because it varies depending how hot or cold it is, but i'll drink a 500ml bottle of water about 45 mins before the start of the run, then maybe take on about 1,500ml during the run, starting at about mile 3, drinking to thirst rather than anything else.
Home from day out, not as planned as BF got called out(retained fire fighter) so I sat as 'billy-no-mates' for hours until some poor soul got enough 'beer-googles' to speak to me!!!
As for the '39' debate - April 10th is the day!!!
Emmy, she's now run more than 160k....They have less than 2 hours to go.
Go Finn..! I have a 24 hour race coming up... she will set the benchmark to aim for...!
For those that have been asking about backpacks.. this is the one I use...:
These are Nuun electrolyte tabs..:
I will add details later about the gels..
An old one... but always good to see....:
She's got 3 minutes left . They don't allow messages in the last hour but she was still at it on hour 23..I think she'll be around 170k....
Ah, good...I've found her photo...
Well I managed 19 miles yesterday and it was a lot better than last weeks fiasco.
Managed 3 hours 3 minutes. Avge 9.41 per mile. I also did 8 miles of those at marathon pace.
I took gels, jelly babies and an electrolyte drink (High 5) with me. It was tough towards the end but then I could have gone on a little more, however and more importantly I was fine afterwards.
Then I went an re-hyrdated myself at the Airbus UK v TNS (Welsh Premier League) game by having having 8 pints of Tetleys (not tea).
A lot more positive today but got a niggle on the knee so may have to rest up for a few days. two more long runs to do then taper.
She passed the 170k mark.. She must've run her socks off in the last hour. Complete madwoman, of course...
Well done, James. See?! Last week's run is history. Tetleys do coffee too?
RR, the Nunn's tablets have that mark across the middle, too.
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