For anyone trying to crack the 3h15 barrier anywhere in the world
DM - watch out for those Ultra tips - they will have you loaded down with peanut butter sandwiches, maltloaf and a litre of flat coke at the start line.
My 'carb loading' is going nicely this week - already regained 2Kg. There is a lot to say for eating yourself out of misery.
Scone is pronounced skonn. The end.
Bread buns are not sweet, and they are in fact made of bread.
8 quicker miles for me today. Plan was 7:15 pace, just to get the legs ticking over. Once warmed up I came closer to 7 min miles, so pushed on. 8 miles at 7:57 pace. I was working much to hard at the end. Happy to have got it done, but stressed to think I have delusions of running at 7:51 pace for 3 hours next April.
Good luck to all the racers this weekend. Scone is (s)gone
6 miles for me tonight and all is well. Massive step down in aerobic fitness but that is to be expected. Legs are great and shoulder is improving. Step change that I am talking in distance rather than minutes.
AR - it will come!
DM - Gettin excited. Whats your A race, B race etc times?
Indeed a typo, ended up as 8 miles at 6:57 (not use to writing sub 7 min times).
Wishing all the racers the best of luck for the weekend!
Can I ask the forum for their views on the Hansons Marathon Method? http://www.runningtimes.com/Article.aspx?ArticleID=4447
I have been reading their book and like what they say and wondered about trying it out for Boston. Anything to avoid injury again really and I like the idea of cumulative fatigue and longer daily runs with my paced efforts. I recall Sally F did something similar for VLM this year?
Yes good luck to the racers. Entries for the York brass monkey open at 7am tomorrow. It will be full by lunchtime.
No miles here today but an enormous fish pie . I'll do the parkrun tomorrow but my hip is in a poor state so not expecting much.
Anyone here do the unload/preload?
I've tried it a couple of times when seeking out that few seconds across a whole marathon. Once you try something and the plan fails to go tits up, that seems to make it a successful strategy.
Bloody hell! Hello Blisters! And Keir is back, too! I's all too much...
To settle the matter, scone rhymes with own, and I would invite anyone who says different to come and, erm, have a go, if they think they're hard enough.
Very best of luck to Lorenzo (3:59:59?) and all the Abo crew. Yes, phantom niggles are normal, but good luck wrestling with that carb-loading debate.
Right, out I go, feeling a bit nesh today...
Minni.. did you get into the BM ok? I got in eventually but took me about 30 mins after the pages kept timing out!
Best of luck to the Abo crew and any other racers this weekend.
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