Minni v Dubai Dave
Oompa - nice one. I'll look out for you - club vest? I will be in a Trent park vest (green/white). I prepared for the race by staying up playing xbox till 3 in the morning last night and today I am games master for my sons birthday party with 8 8 year olds playing just dance..
Re all this talk about gels. I didn't used to use them, but took them up last year - and I find they really work. I use hi5 as well - they are good because they are quite small and the gel is quite palatable. In fact a key part of my training this year has been to train myself to be able to consume more of them in the race without it upsetting my stomach. I am convinced that can be trained - and that seems to be the case for me so far.
Chick - Great session, very speedy.
Minni - Hope you're feeling better.
AA/Sarah - The form you have shown recently indicates you are training well. Carry on and you will be fine come VLM.
3 hours x training for me this morning, 1st hour at 12Kmh, then 13 kmh for the second and 14kmh for the last.
Chick - Cracking intervals. Knee felt a bit odd after the 12 but feels fine again this morning.
Ant - Lingfield RC vest - White with green and red vertical strips at the sides. What's your race no. or are you doing a "pay & play" as well?
Sarah - not sure about missing my pre marathon breakfast of porridge with apricots, an apple and a banana. I don't remember ever having any bowel issues. The only time I do is if I have more than 3 pints of ale the night before!
1.5 hours on the turbo trainer this morning.
Great 1200s Chickadee
Phew go away for a day and spend 30 mins reading back trying to catch up.
Minni: Has the hangover cured the trapped nerve?
2Old: If i use gels its Gu but that's only cos their gluten Free
SS: Nags were cool, you bet by phone to the UK. As far as I'm aware no one stocks Hi5 gels here, its Gu or nowt.
Chick: I used to have a 911 as well, plus a 928 & a 944. Have been considering a boxster for some time.
Abu Dhabi International Tri
Not one of my best days, the hard training and lots of racing finaly caught up with me, had to happen sooner or later.
Stood on the beach next to a certain Mr Brownlee who looked young enough to be my grandson, I'm not sure that he needs to shave yet. Hooter sounded and I never saw him again! Usual washing machine swim and out the water in 29-11 which was a course PB, that's 5 minutes quicker than 2 years ago, which shows that whilst i think my swimming has never got any better I have in fact gradually improved. Indeed I can remember thinking that a 30 min 1.5K would be awesome and now I'm thinking sub 28 would be nice. If only I could improve my marathon time by 15%
T1 was a sedate 6 mins and out onto the bike,knew immediately that my legs were cooked from the 1300K I have cycled in the past 4 weeks, slogged my way out into the wind to Yas F1 circuit, would have quit if there was a way to get home. Turned down wind for 20K before turning once again to return into the wind to Yas, it hurt!. Turned downwind for the last time and thought to myself "well we all have bad days". People continued to fly by me, something which normally never happens but the tank was empty and there was nothing I could do. Perked up for the last 10K and caught my training mate who had passed me at 70K. Back into T 2 in 3-24, 30 minutes slower than last year, Through T2 in 2-30 and out on the run.
By now it was 1300 and 35C, I realised that a full on run was not practical and held back though my legs felt fine running. Trotted out 10K in 47-24 which I was happy enough with. Total time 4-49-xx or about 30 mins slower than last year and a pathetic 18th in age group.
Ah well its not the end of the world and I enjoyed the swim and the run, the bike we won't talk about and I will leave them in the shed for a few days. Think I might drink a few ciders.
As for Mr Brownlee he broke the course record and was probably already having a nap by the time I got in, mind you his medal is the same as mine.
Minni wrote (see)
It's all pointing to a lot of poo!
And that's another reason not to ditch the caffeine, it helps get everything out on race morning!
Presumably that diet is just for the 2-3 days going into the race, so a lack of veg shouldn't be a big problem.
FRC cheesy garlic bread? you deviant! Carb loading doesn't mean calories going through the roof, so if you want to do it properly you have to be really disciplined about cutting out fat and protein and replacing it with carbs. So think an extra slice of toast but no butter on any of it to keep the calories neutral.
Dubai Dave wrote (see)
Abu Dhabi International Tri As for Mr Brownlee he broke the course record and was probably already having a nap by the time I got in, mind you his medal is the same as mine.
And that for me is the beauty of running. In what other sport do you get to - technically - compete against the best in the world without even having to ace a qualifier? Sorry the bike leg was so tough DD, but it sounds like there are a lot of positives you can take from your swimming performance.
It's trying to be a sunny day here so I'm off for a (non-marathoners) long run around the canals.
Evening All, I have lots to catch up on! Been on deaths doorstep all week but hopefully back to it today I'm not going to fit in 6 runs for Febulous
Good luck to everyone racing tomorrow, should be nice weather for a change, remember trust in your training
Oompa - no race number yet - apparently everyone picks up their number in the AM. Looks like good conditions for tomorrow - but I feel rather undercooked!
Good luck everyone racing tomorrow.
We've just been to the Presso next to Norwich station we all went to.
Weeble Nothing wrong with cheese. Tons of bread in that carb diet already - which I don't eat much off about from CGB. Lucky I didn't mention the jaffa cakes ! Doh. Also hardly drink booze unlike some on here ? Cheese or booze... Hmmm no competition for me...
RUTH MCKEAN wrote (see) Hi Minne The food that I have posted will appear a lot for you as you only weigh 115lb . For you I would only recommend you have 400-500g when carb loading and as mentioned above cut out all the extras fat and even protein to keep the overall calories down...
RUTH MCKEAN wrote (see)
Hi Minne The food that I have posted will appear a lot for you as you only weigh 115lb . For you I would only recommend you have 400-500g when carb loading and as mentioned above cut out all the extras fat and even protein to keep the overall calories down...
The food that I have posted will appear a lot for you as you only weigh 115lb . For you I would only recommend you have 400-500g when carb loading and as mentioned above cut out all the extras fat and even protein to keep the overall calories down...
Minni, did you check the typo in Ruth's diet? She actually says 155lb not 115lb in her reply so wasn't sure if you'd checked off forum the calculations are correct or should those portions be less?
DD sounds like you had fun, which is more important. Nice report on the race here, and interview with Brownlee.
Gazelle, hope you're okay. not well?
Brol, enjoy smackdown. You can always shout "look a free BBQ !" near the finish... I'm sure that will distract Mr Brol for a few minutes.
Good luck to Ooompa AntP, Brol racing tomorrow, anyone else?
Good luck to today's racers.
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