Minni v Dubai Dave
2old - surely "a bit like caffeine" isn't actually caffeine? I wouldn't worry - hundreds of people use gels like that and I don't think any deaths have been attributed to them.
Red - brilliant news!
The reason I was confined to the TM yesterday was that the sales event I was at was outside Chicago in some suburb or other - no idea of where really and didn't want to get lost! But now I have moved downtown for the remainder of my trip, so this morning I took the opportunity for a run out by the lake. I ran naked - out for about 1.45, which did include some stops so I reckon about 11 miles probably. Freezing cold and a real contrast from when I was here last summer. In fact I have photo evidence:
Chicago in late June
Chicago in late January
I managed to take these from more or less the same spot. Parts of the lake by the shore were solid ice today. In June it was close to 40 degrees on one of the days I was there. Tomorrow the forecast is -12.
Exciting news Red! Congratulations. Great news on the run too.
DD - nice pain face.
Bro are you tapering for the HM? Taper madness doesn't discriminate, it can strike in the lead up to a HM. You're probably still tired from your holiday too.
Great photos Freemers, looks like a nice view on either day and no queuing to run there! No need having to queue for a TM at 4:30am, bonkers.
Minni I tempo-ed outside in the wind tonight too, couldn't bear the thought of the treadmill after last weeks efforts on the damn thing.
Hows the calves today AA?
Hope the pummelling helped yesterday Spoons, not too sore after that?
I did a run tonight - not a recovery run, not a tempo run, not an LT run, not an MLR, not intervals, not hill reps, not a progressive run, not a pyramid run - just a run type run! Why do I feel as if it somehow doesn't count?
Off to Belfast tomorrow, leaving the house at 5.15am and back at 11.00pm if on time. Wearing trainers and running tights, so might try and fit something in, but probably won't have time
Freemers - I see they've painted the yellow line in the road....
Very sad about the inquest, but it is her boyfriend who has likened it to caffeine, whereas the report says it's more like amphetamines. I wouldn't be put off caffeinated gels because of this.
Becs, 10 mins sounds like it should have hit a mile, so it counts for Jantastic and that's what matters. Sorry it's been mixed though, bloody drivers at it again!
On carb loading, my understanding is that you don't increase overall calories but have to change the proportions of what you're eating. If you're really fussed about not gaining any weight this can mean foregoing butter on bread etc to ensure you get sufficient carbs in without increasing the calories. I counted the carb grams very anally for my first marathon, and as it remains my best I still think there's something in carb loading properly.
O4S: I reckon your very "economical" with the truth when telling BA about your holiday plans, were kindred spirits after all I manged to keep a IM secret for months and still maintain when the subject is raised that Outlaw is not an IM but is a race over a IM distance, its all semantics
Re the lady and Amphetamines, well you need to know what your putting into your body but I must admit I don't check re sports drinks, gels etc but would be wary with regards to something bought on the WWW.
Cycled for 90 mins this morning, racing tomorrow but race is a loose term in this event, will be taking it easy, next week I will race.
Minni/Carrot-well done running in such WINDY conditions but remember come VLM when the tall buildings and crowds shelter you from the wind and it will be still and calm,who will be ready to run in those conditions Anyway its too dangerous -who in their right mind runs in 65mph wind and by doing so miss the Liverpool v Arsenal game.?
Becs-why are drivers so inconsiderate? At least no harm was caused but that is why my OH bans me from excessive use of the bike
DD-Looks like youve got that marathon out of your legs.So the race tomorrow is more like a warm up for next week-good luck if we dont hear from you until after it. We expect more bling. My OH pretends she doesnt know when I am training for a race but she does know really. She's still trying to get me to give this all up for golf....wheres that rope
Weeble-my problem is that after a LR I feel I can reward myself and soon eat the 2-3000 calories burnt off.
Think I will swim lunchtime and do a recovery run tonight.
i didnt get out of the office till late yesterday, then an oppurtunity came up to meet with my best friend - so i sacked off the MLR and had three pints of the black stuff and good converssation
then this morning i got up extra early and did the 12 mile MLR this morning!
im pretty chuft with that as in the past i would have written the session off, i hate running in the morning but i felt i showed some good mental reserve.
recovery run later.
MrZ -thats one wayto carbo load for a MLR-nice one
Minni/ Carrot- nice tempost against the elements.
Becs- glad you're ok. I've given up on cycling to work in London after one too many near misses. Or maybe I started running, can't remember!
My week hasn't got any better. Was supposed to run into work but woke up to something that can only be described as howling wind and pissing rain. I don't normally give up easily but just couldn't face it. By the time I left the house the sun was shining. Grrr... No I have to run in the evening which means I had to cancel my hairdresser appointment.
MrZ- Well done for getting the MLR done in the morning
Well done Z. Mental strength indeed and you'll feel great (sort of) for the rest of the day now. Its these sessions that we would have ditched in the past that make all the difference on the start line of the marathon.
Brol - shame about missing the hairdresser. How are you feeling for the weekend?
2old - no. no. no ... don't go to golf.
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