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Minni v Dubai Dave

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10/11/2012 at 18:45
Oh and Spoons with your cross country!
10/11/2012 at 18:47
Spoons- good luck!
10/11/2012 at 19:02

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

10/11/2012 at 20:13

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!

10/11/2012 at 21:14

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.


10/11/2012 at 21:25
Minni- of course he's coming with me. He might be complaining but he wouldn't want to miss a weekend in San S I don't want it to be nerve wracking for you, you've all worried enough for me. It's all going to be fine and I'm going to kick some Basque a** I promise!
10/11/2012 at 22:16
DK - welcome. Sounds like you are well in the right ballpark. Good to have more representation in the forum from the recovery food sector . Whens your next marathon and what's your plan for training for it?

Spen - welcome back - sounds like you've been busy!

DD - blingtastic. Dare I ask how many other entrants?

Daren - there's a great recent graham obree interview where he talks and demos a new breathing technique he's developed for the human powered land speed record - have you been taking tips?

Fab mtb day in pentlands, current score bog 3, kfc 0. Back for more graceful over the handlebar dismounts tomorrow...
10/11/2012 at 22:19

All set for tomorrow's XC. As in, I went out and got pissed tonight. Oops! 

10/11/2012 at 23:09
No race for 2old, was going to sneak him into a league one, listed as a 10k, and on a great PB 5k course x 2, but short.
10/11/2012 at 23:13
KFC - Enjoy your fun mtn biking tomorrow.

Spoons- Sounds like perfect thread training for your xc tomorrow.

Bro - I've just PM'd you.
Dubai Dave    pirate
11/11/2012 at 06:04


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.

11/11/2012 at 09:20
DD - nice bling!

Welcome DK - you've come to the right place for lots of encouragement + inspiration

Spen - not surprised you picked up some niggles, you sure have been busy running!

O4S - sounds like you are having a good time + getting lots of miles in.

KFC - enjoy your mountainbiking.

Good luck Spoons + Freemers for today.

Slow run planned here, have done 2 spin sessions this week + pleased that the knee has been behaving
11/11/2012 at 10:25

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?

11/11/2012 at 11:58

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.

11/11/2012 at 12:13
Quick check in....Very happy - 48.07 and a bit of bling for 3rd lady
11/11/2012 at 12:45
Woo hoo well done freemers, is that a PB?
11/11/2012 at 12:50
Free- whoop whoop. Well done!))
11/11/2012 at 12:55
Yay, Freemers more bling

Barry re gels I've heard the same as becsA good to train with less fuel but think with the intensity on race day you wouldn't want to find yourself short... that said some people manage without gels, no idea how!!

Am buzzing right now, a glorious day for running + managed 5 miles, longest run in like 4 months! Since I am currently a jogger I started thinking about my gait + realised I lead with my left (gammy knee) leg, so on my way back i consciously lead with the right leg + the knee was ok. Can't believe I'd never thought of this before! So excited to finally feel like I am getting back into running, had nearly forgotten how great it feels to run on a sunny day
11/11/2012 at 12:56

Nice one Freemers.

Had a fantastic race in the woods this morning. 7 ish miles of MUD. Knee deep in places. Love it

11/11/2012 at 13:05

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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