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25/03/2013 at 21:18
Right folks, I am back.
Question, have I got time to prepare for milton keynes in 6 weeks. Longest run wad ladt sunday, 15 miles. I am def 1/2 marathon fit, the reason I have left it so late before deciding is I thought the race would be full by now, looks like there are places left....
25/03/2013 at 22:14

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.

25/03/2013 at 22:19

I can't make it fit, Fido! But thanks! Hmmm...

26/03/2013 at 07:25
Les Mis at school this eve... Oh my what an extraordinary performance, so ambitious, brilliant, the singing was knock out... Hugely impressed .
26/03/2013 at 09:15

Sounds great, Susan.  Charlie's old school are doing it next term.  She's helping out and is jealous.


26/03/2013 at 11:59

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.


26/03/2013 at 12:07

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.

26/03/2013 at 13:38
Ikle, only problem with the sport beans , same as jelly babies maybe, you're going to need to carry lots of them.

Think the sports beans are 27g carb per bag. So you might need 2-3 bags? Messy to carry if bag splits and time consuming remembering to have them.

You might not need much to run but if you hit 18-20 miles and start to fade, something more concentrated might revive you.

Not too late to try something on a medium run or go for a long walk with Basey 90-120 mins then do a medium 10-12 miles, try something instead of the beans.

Scott MK full marathon you mean?

Susan sounds good.

Ginger. I don't find yassos any use. I'm not going to be running a 2:45 marathon any time soon. Just treat them as 1/4m intervals usually to help push harder at 1/2 and full mile time.

I'm stuck on a training course. Lovely restaurant food every day. Must resist.
Edited: 26/03/2013 at 13:40
26/03/2013 at 13:46
Yes, was on about mk marathon, but I am already doing lichfield half day before, so not doing marathon...
26/03/2013 at 14:12

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. =)

26/03/2013 at 15:59

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.

Edited: 26/03/2013 at 16:00
26/03/2013 at 16:06

What's not to ikle?

26/03/2013 at 18:24

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.


26/03/2013 at 21:51

quiet  night - they must all be running... ooops...




26/03/2013 at 21:52

boom... there we go again... who needs to run when you can be top of the totp charts?


26/03/2013 at 22:04

small things

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.

Edited: 26/03/2013 at 22:05
26/03/2013 at 22:08
Hi folks, just been for a 10 miler with running club. It was very cold! Ran ok, but felt like crap when I got back, hmmm.
26/03/2013 at 22:35
10 miles? That's epic. I'm hibernating today and didn't run even though I ought to have today. Ate Indian takeaway instead so there. In fact, I have a cold. Bum.
26/03/2013 at 22:47
You guys got it easy.

Stuck on a residential training course at AA rated hotel since Sunday night. 2-3 days of 3 courses meals of lovely food. Very hard to resist

No running. Treadmill for 45 minutes tonight and I hate the things.

On the other hand, a few days rest probably do me good and tapering.

Scott get some long runs in next 2-3 weeks. Not much time though.
27/03/2013 at 07:24
Not quite sure what you are complaining about there FRC... ? Sounds nice to me

Bless you AH for calling me a natural runner not sure how you come to that conclusion , I have just run quite consistently I guess since 2006? ?

Sun is out !!!!!! Even if it is brass monkeys, nice to see blue skies
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