Minni v Dubai Dave
My fuelling strategy is a always porridge for breakfast, a banana in the car on the way, maybe a muesli bar or malt loaf as well if it's a late start and chocolate milkshake at the end.
Minni: just our luck, but a slight comfort to know it is something going round and will presumably get out of our systems eventually. I just feel as if I have never really got back to top form since my first lurgy attack in October. Must be old age
Blade: pre-race, for any distance from 10k to 100miles, I have one slice of toast and marmalade, no pre-race gels or energy drinks, just some water. Water only during the race, no gels or energy drinks. Post race [apart from the alcohol!!] anything going - shorter races probably nothing much, longer races a sandwich, banana or tea and cake.
I have just started breaking in my marathon shoes - but only on-road,
Oompa wrote (see)
Everyone's different pre-run... I opt for porridge with a banana 2-3 hours before the race, then a Lucozade Sport one hour before, topped up with 2 x gels half an hour before the start.
Hi Oompa - I never considered taking gels before a run. I thought the idea of gels was to replenish your levels during the run rather than top them up before you even start to run ?
Morning Lots going on as always
Minni: Hope your soon back on form, I've had a snotty nose that won't go away since January!
SS: Yep its warming up
Last nights 9 miles of "easy" hill work turned into 9 miles at 7-30's with the last two hills considerably quicker. This morning was 2 hours 20 on the cycle track with a friend in a sandstorm... lovely.
Carterusm: Lots take gels before the start as a pre race boost, cant say I do but lots do so maybe it works.
Minni: still not considering impending chaos, its two months away! The bit I'm not looking forward to is camping in our house for a month whilst our stuff makes its way by slow camel to the UK. So in short its not the leaving here that worries me but the arriving there, sans furniture, car etc etc. On the plus side I got a good deal to fly home BA Business Class so I don't have to mix with the riff raff
Carter- I also often take one get 15min before a race for a final top up/ energy boost. Not sure if it helps but it doesn't do any harm.
Blade- it's porridge with a banana for me before a weekend's LSR. Other morning runs are usually done on empty as there's not enough time in the morning, it doesn't seem to bother me one way or another. Nothing special before evening runs, just normal lunch and then maybe a snack (apple/ banana/a couple of rice cakes) a couple of hours before I set off. Post run it's wine and cider all the way.
Oompa- sounds like one of the runs you want to forget, well done for sticking it out!
SS- I think you will have to make peace with your pace dropping in hot weather, there's no way around it. If you expect to be running at your normal pace you'll just get frustrated... I am so not looking forward to running in warm weather...
9n easy into work this morning @ 8:14 so slighly on the faster side of easy.
Morning-bit wet and cold here-back to normal
Oomp-well done for toughing out that 12miler -it will be tough after the quality sessions you did in the few days before and allowing for the weather.
O4S-not another lurgy sufferer-get well quick please-we need your inspiration
Blade-that was an impressive interval session-how did it feel as you did them and then towards the end or was the pace one you could hold consistently to the end?Re MLRs last night pre run 3 shortbread biscuits and a cup of tea psot run a biriani and yoghurt with jam. No beer this time
FRC-some nice running there-watch the achillees though. I know you are a very disciplined runner but wondr if you are tempted to race the 20 as there is still plenty of time to recover-we'll see
Free-make it a 10k tempo
SS-if you have doubts about your stomach and see a loo , use it-Minni will endorse this after her VLM experience
DD-no lightening of the workload I see...youll miss those sandstorms
Bro-another short run I see, just not used to seeing you log less than double digit runs
Easy day today -a swim and maybe a RR later
easy day for me too, 2old. 6 miles d&d. Slow. Sluggish. Hard work. Hated it Minni and others: Mr. Chick and my god daughter both had a similar lurgy type thing. Really tired and painful calves, hammies and hips. It went away after a few days without developing into anything. Fingers crossed!Enjoy the pacy stuff, Freemers Bladerunner: I'm similar to Bro. Porridge before the Sunday long run otherwise nothing coz I run around 4:30 am . If I were bothering with food beforehand I'd have to get up even earlier and I really can't be arsed ...
To clarify, the Lucozade followed by 2 gels is only pre-marathon! If i did that before every run...
Still feel dodgy today. Legs feel okay, but i'm slightly dehydrated despite drinking loads of water... Must be man-flu on the way!
Thankfully it's a rest day today and i might swap tomorrow's 5 mile recovery for a swim session?
DD/Freemers/Brolish - thanks, I guess I will give it a go then !
Chick-I dont give myself long enough to make and eat and digest porridge before my LR so make do with Muesli tea and toast. As ever easy days are the hardest
Oomph- Id recommend a swim-I feel a lot better after mine today. Managed my usual 2k and the usual allergic reaction i get is not as extreme this time though it has caused a running nose and a sniff. I have recently started to take a gel before races only because its often a while since Ive eaten and had a warm up run of a few miles so my reserves will have depleted a bit.
2oldnever - great pace on your mlr yesterday
Oompa - well done for getting through your mlr. You were way faster than I was
Bladerunner - porridge for me pre race. I don't bother with gels other than for a marathon
Last night's MLR was 13m at 8:43 average pace. Tonight is club tempo session.
Redwood your comeback is going well, you've had some great runs this week
Chick the memory of that session sends a chill down my spine... last one of those out of the way for you now though, just those lovely VO2 max sessions to look forward to!
Pink Mizunos sound lovely Bro, I'm jealous! Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Are you feeling any better today Minni? I still have no number for Sunday.
This morning's 5 miler looked scenic AA!
I got my marathon trainers in December, like AA I've always stuck to the same trainer. I've only worn them for a speed session or two and the occasional race that I've done since then just to make sure they're OK
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