Minni v Dubai Dave
Bro: welcome back!
DD - bling king!!
Mr Z - I was seriously disappointed, will have to catch you soon
Good Luck racers - will read back properly when I get home as the wifi is a bit dodgy here. Knee was stiff, sore and swollen on Thursday but managed a reasonably paced 17 miles on firm track and road yesterday, then 27 miles today of greasy limestone, energy sapping mud and fabulous scenery today. To put the record straight - all my injuries have come from road running and I had completed about 13x 100 mile off-road events before hitting my half marathon or marathon PBs [plus too many other ultras to count]. Trail running is the best ever, just don't treat trail races as time trials!
20 miles planned for tomorrow on mixed terrain. Weather fabulous today and predicted better for tomorrow
Hello again! Im back looking at getting close to 3:30 come spring.
10 Marathons and 2 ultras took it out of me up to August and had plenty of niggles but hopefully Im back now!
I'm not surprised you had niggles Spen!
Bro - is Mr Bro going to San Sabastian with you? I've just googled it and it looks like a promising course. I hope its not windy on that sea front though! I reckon the double taper will do you good. It'll be a nerve wracking weekend for us all.
Good luck racers. Go get muddy Spoons.
All set for tomorrow's XC. As in, I went out and got pissed tonight. Oops!
kfc: total of 5 M50's but I was 14th Overall out of 77 and my time would have won the M40 age group! I was 7th overall at the end of the run, but admit to dawdling on the swim, I find it hard to swim after running, much easier to bang in a hard swim then run.
Good luck to our racers today , a gentle splash for me.
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.
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