IB I use Torq gels in races. Have had various others (SIS, HI5, Lucozade, anything people drop unopened from their gel belts for the backofthepack crowd to feast on!) but like them best. Tried Hammer and gagged! Find easier to hoover down in a race than Clif shot blocks which I use on long runs ("orange waxy cubes! Orange waxy cubes! Orange orange waxy cubes, orange waxy cubes" to the tune of Camptown Races).
Pacers - like AH says it very much depends on the individual ... pacer. If you have someone who's checked out the course and paces it for even effort to come in 10-20 seconds under then fantastic, but that can be tricky, and anyone can have a funny turn on the day.
I can't make it fit, Fido! But thanks! Hmmm...
Sounds great, Susan. Charlie's old school are doing it next term. She's helping out and is jealous.
Just done 10 Yasso 800s. That's my last really tough session done. Legs are mashed!
ACoops - look out for a package. Think I sent it first class so should be with you soon.
what were your 800 times Artful Hen? Do you reckon they're predictive of your marathon finish time? I personally find them a bit optimistic, e.g. I could do 10x 800s in 3:30 each easier than I could run a 3:30 marathon. But perhaps that's just me.
My yassoes were 4:00 obviously. Made a nice change from long slow running, and quite easy to sustain, but yes, don't really feel it has much of an indication for a sub four marathon! B word. =)
Ginger - I will tell you after 14th April! No idea if they are predictive but it's a good, progressive session that's going to help raise lactate threshold and speed endurance. What's not to like ? My 800s were done in 3.40 - no chance of me doing a 3.40 marathon though.
What's not to ikle?
sounds tough AH - well done. you are iron hen - am having second rest day after my 16 sunday just because of late night last night and general coldness and two really heavy days at work - how rubbish am I ? ha ha.. will run tomorrow - promise.
quiet night - they must all be running... ooops...
boom... there we go again... who needs to run when you can be top of the totp charts?
Thing is, Susan, you're naturally a good runner, so you don't NEED to do too much. You'll just glide round Brighton in a haze of sunshine and butterflies. Not fair.
Was very cold at the track tonight. I mean REALLY cold.
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