Minni v Dubai Dave
Spoons - Good race prep, good luck.
O4S - Impressive mileage over the weekend.
Great running conditions this morning, 18 miles at 7:29 pace, very happy with it as last 7 were all under 7:20 and run was unfuelled. Pre run had coffee and glass of ribena then nothing during the run. I know the low temp helped with the lack of dehydration(if that makes sense) but it's got me thinking if I need so many gels during the marathon, thoughts anyone?
Oh dear, with all the talk about pacing I'd assumed Daren's half must be imminent. Good luck to everyone who is racing and also some good long runs being banked, in particular O4S proving she's queen of endurance yet again.
Barry, I think it's meant to be beneficial to train under fueled then race fully fueled plus you burn through more energy at race pace so I'm not sure I'd change your gel strategy during racing particularly as it seems to be working for you. However the risk of training under fueled is that it leaves you more vulnerable to illnesses so if you do that I think you need to be quite careful about taking on board recovery food quickly afterwards.
Nice one Freemers.
Had a fantastic race in the woods this morning. 7 ish miles of MUD. Knee deep in places. Love it
excellent stuff DD, Freemers & Spoons sounds like fun racing all around kiwi: fab news. Hope this sorts out the knee prob Barry: I thought about less gels too but come race day I gobbled them all and was happy I had enough with me. Training on empty is good but racing a fast marathon without extra fuel is probably not gonna happen.
Freemers - Well done on 3rd lady, what's the bling?
Spoons - Knee deep mud, it's the future of racing
Kiwi - Great news on your knee, fingers crossed for you.
Barry - Great pace for a lsr. Like the others, better to have the gels in race situ.
Wow loads going on.
O4S - your fall sounded terrible - but it sounds like you are on the mend
Oompa - Arrgh the calf sounds serious. Keep it iced, rather than deep heat IMHO
Daren - a breathing strategy! Wow, that's mental - does it work?
Spoons - XC racing. Love it. I missed the first race of the season as I was away, but we have a packed calendar of them coming up.
Freemers - congrats on the placing
Kiwi - good to hear the knee is possibly on the mend
kfc - mtbing ahoy!
Out on the mountain bike myself around Surrey hills on Saturday - it was lovely with all the leaves turned golden and red. Great day out doing Leith and Holmbury hills. 10 miles easy run today in the sunshine with a mile @ HMP at the end to test the pace for next weekend. Going to aim for around 7mm - and a target of 1:32.
Freemers, well done on the podium placing and a great time too!
Spoons, glad you enjoyed the cross country.
Ant, yeah, the breathing strategy seemed to work at GER - a big PB, the most evenly paced HM I've ever run and a slight negative split too! It's something that's evolved over my last few HMs and the regular long HMP+20/30 secs pace runs I do. Where's your HM next weekend? What's the course like?
Freemers: well done, I was thinking it was a 10k until I remembered it was 7 miles!
Personally I have never used gels and don't take energy drinks in a race - water all the way! Obviously my times aren't as good as most of you - but when I was clocking my PBs [in my mid 40s] there weren't any gels!! I doubt if there was much in the way of energy drink either, although my memory is a bit fuzzy there
18 miles today, but very slow and relaxed. Not too much mud but some fabulous scenery!!
Spoons - getting p***ed the night before a X country is definitely the way to go!!
Still struggling to keep up with the volume of posting on here.
Donner Kebab - Welcome, you will get plenty of support on here for your 3;30 goal and they even allow talk of swimming and cycling if you ask nicely.
M.r Zuvai - I'm signed up for Henely and A.A mentioned doing the Half, if we work on a couple of the others it could be a group outing.
Freemers - well done on 3rd place and bling.
DD - more bling too, have you got a big enough cabinet?
O4S - hope the swelling goes down and no lasting effects.
Any one heard from Speed Sheep recently?
I've need to slow down this week, I pushed too hard and now feel very tired managed 3 swims of over 1km (1 Hour ish) and a 40min run last week as well as generally being busy was too much. Saw the consultant last week and nothing to report I'm booked in for my last test (bubble echo) tomorrow.
Daren - the HM is St Neots, its a massive club outing this year. The course is great. Slightly unbdulating, but with a 3 mile down incline to finish, so if you get to 10 miles in good shape, you're in business.
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