Sparkly bridget v Len2
Quick pop in before rushing off to collect Mr USB from the station. He was supposed to be home much later after a work do which is why he got the bus to the station this morning but it has been postponed so he is back normal time. Thankfully A is happy to walk down to the community centre for half 6.
Tropical here too today. Very surprised to look out of the bedroom window and see an unfrosted car. Looking forward to hearing about tonight's run Len.
Great stuff Len
I used to drink Lucozade Sport after a run but just water during it. When I found myself sweating more during warm weather (think it is my age) I began to use Nuun and then Zero and found them much more palatable. I like berry flavours but citrus one is nice too.
My run tonight was more than 5 miles but not as much as 6. I do have some aches now, probably a combination of going too fast the day after intervals and running too many days in a row Perhaps I should join you in a rest day tomorrow!
@Len2 - I'm using the Hi5 tablets and they work a treat for me (as i hate gels). Let me know how you get on with the rest of the range?
Well done on your 5 miler - I was out there this morning as well.
Each mara I've done I've taken sips from pretty much every water station and the same from the lucozade stations if they have them and that's worked fine for me - maybe find out exactly what they'll be offering on the day and experiment with that as your first avenue? Would save you having to carry anything or carrying too much! Having said that, gels don't exactly weigh much and I have a gel belt you can borrow Len.
On a long run I use high 5 4:1 (4 parts carbohydrate 1 part protein) in my camelbak. I can give you some to try Len - it's a powder that you mix it with water.
And I can confirm that Len did in fact do 5 miles round the track - bit of a stunner she looked too in her high viz tracky top!
Ooh I declare today a rest day for all then .
Glad you liked my tracky top Moz - it was a Christmas pressie from my lovely husband, to keep me warm. He'd have me dressed up like a Christmas tree if I let him .
And thanks for the offer of a gel belt but I've got one - it came as part of the freebie kit from High5 and holds loads of stuff, so I'll try that and see what works. So...there's water and lucozade on the route? I don't like lucozade at all which is why I'm trying the Hi5 stuff. And hopefully I can plant a few drinks or gels with my supporters along the route!
There's a splendid marathon nutrition guide for idiots here:
Someone needs to post to get you back on top of the list Len!
I'll do it
You'll need something with carbs in which is where things like jelly babies or gels come into it, especially if you don't like things like Lucozade Sport. In 2008 at London it was orange LS which I hate, the ground round those drink stations was sooooo sticky too
I don't mind the SiS gels which don't need water to wash them down but mostly use Shotbloks instead
Very windy here. A forgot her makeup (which is supposed to be kept with her costumes) so ran down with it and did 4 miles altogether. I will have a rest day tomorrow
Seems colder againer tonight although not as bad as at the weekend. If you don't run first thing does that mean you will run later?
14 miles for a locking wheel nut?! LOL! That's as good an excuse as any I suppose! So I need to find something 4 miles away that I can take/fetch something to, to get in my 8 mile run on Sunday?!
I haz a new iPod. I never usually run with music, but this one has a radio....ohhhh....!
There's posh! I'm in negotiations to have the Marathon Talk podcast on Mr USB's iPod for me to use at the weekends. I have an old nano which is full of music but his was won from Coke and has a ginormous memory!
Then let me feel rubbish with you
Thanks for the explanation
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