A great prize & challenge
Hey Shady, I have to agree with your vid interview a little. Being able to eat loads of cake is one of the benefits of running so much!
It's a gorgeous day here too, off for a morning tempo session today then a little work unfortunately!
Have a great day everyone.
A couple of people have mentionned the "sloshing camelbak".
A simple solution after you have filled it, is to turn it upside down and suck the remaining air out by using the drinking tube. This creates a vacuum inside and you don't hear the sloshing - simples!
One less reason to dive into the bushes - FWIW, I use a camelbak on runs over 15/16 miles and a belt for gels, raisins and jelly babies. I have been known to sneak a few small pieces of Soreen malt loaf in my belt too - food of the Gods.
Very good tip Mike! WIll defo try all them especially the Malt loaf!! Not going to be about much today Im afraid guys. GOing to nip put for a morning run in the sunshine then i will be gettig myself ready for the football at 1300 and who knows what will happen from there. Hope you all have a fantastic weekend and I wlll try pick things up in the morning! Take care guys!
Caught the end of the cricket on Sky - bit gutted England couldn't finish them off. Will have to record the inevitable victory to watch in the morning
Agreed Ady - Monty rules!
Sarah - I hope this process doesn't turn you to the booze on a permanent basis.
Back to the Christmas decorations - and more importantly the mince pies!
G'day guys- everyones been busy and up early (andrew- 5am??)
Just managed to catch up between cases- this is interfering with work big style as am neglecting all non important jobs to keep on forum Like Sarah slept better but withoput the vodka.
Good to see Tamsin online- good luck!!
Seems a lot of people like Garmins- I use a 210 with HRM, and religiously upload to Garmin Connect. However, other than keeping a track of paces, and times there is a lot of data I don't use/understand...
Tenjiso- thanks for the book tip- will be in Xmas stocking off myself. I definately don't go slow enough on recovery runs, and looking back at my HR there doesn't seem to be an improvement- maybe my heart is old and tired
Mike- great tip for Camelbak- definately try that out.
When I did the marathons I used High 5 Gels (with the added caffeine). They are pretty sticky, but put about 8 in a 250ml hand held water bottle and sipped steadily till finished them at 28-30km then chucked it. The warmth of your hand and repeated shaking makes them go a bit thinner and easier to drink.
Caroline- enjoy the celebrations
Ady- Get up early like andrew to sneak a run in at your brothers!
Surgery beckons , so be offline for a bit. Have a good day everyone!!
jenf – Ooh coastal run – lucky thing!! It’s a gorgeous morning here!
CaroT – sounds like you’ve got an AMAZING day planned!! We want pics! We want pics!
Tony's onthebeach – Ooh decorating the Xmas tree sounds like a plan … I always try to decorate it on my birthday too!
Doc Sarah – homemade damson vodka? None of my customers give me anything like that? Got some racing tickets once but not any booze!
paulsamcymru – Morning Paul! Bleurgh! Jellybabies? I’m not much of a fan of those! I like mars bar slices though for long runs!
Mike Sheridan – that is an AMAZING tip!! Thank you so much! The sloshing drives me bonkers – plus it makes me want to wee all the time. Think I might be a bit suggestible
Clive Kelty – morning Clive! I love the High 5s too – found them great for the marathon and Bristol and Reading half marathons. I alternated the gels and mars bar slices.
Shady_Ady – Mince pies!!! Yum! I’m working out all my Xmas runs in terms of mince pie miles! 2.5 miles ... that's one mince pie when I get home ...
Malcs - Good luck with Xmas decorations! DOn't eat all the chocolate ones - remember Santa is watching!
Hi everyone. I had a lovely lovely run this morn. I meet with some friends on a saturday morn and we do an hour then have a cup of tea/chat. It was cold n a bit slip under foot so we took it steady, ( not slow remember what Sam said at boot camp!)
Malcs/Tony/RRR , I live on the SWales coast near Llanelli so I have easy access to the cycle path which is perfect for running. I can easily get to a country park/forest and beach for all my runs....made you all jealous now havn't I!!!!
Great tip re camel bak from Mike.. why have I never thought of that!! I like mine when I venture off into the forest cos I like to carry phone, first aid kit and other sensible things!!
Wierdest pressie I was given at work was home grown beetroot!!!
Ahh Soreen, with an inch of butter! That's my carb-loading strategy right there. It is okay to start carb-loading now, isn't it?
Anybody buying the Heart Monitor training book - let me know if the schedules inside go longer than 10k now. I have the second edition, and a new one has come out in the meantime. No worries if they don't, because the principles are easy to grasp and applied to any training schedule. I'd buy the updated version if it has been expanded.
If they still do the offer - get the zipvit starter pack. It includes a gel belt, sample gels (my favourite) and sweets for a fiver. The gels have the highest carb content of any gel I'm aware of. I've seen them described as "rocket fuel" - referring to the effects, not the taste
jen.sounds like a lovely part of the country.my half and ful marathon PB's were at llanelli
Jenf - Yep! Definitely jealous!
Let me know if you do Llanelli again then Seren ... I'll come n supply granola bars!! I've done the half twice, but not the full.
oh and Tenjiso, have you tried the banana soreen? yummy!
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