Mudchute Live 22/04/2012
As B said enjoy your last long runs most of teh hard work is over now
Dave - I am a bit out of date but I am sure I will manage - what number are we looking out for
Morning Group 3
Build up to London seems to be going well, Paddock Wood Half Marathon yesterday and a shiny new PB by 7 mins. did it in 1hr45mins31 sec. So fingers crossed sub 4 might be on
Sally & anyone else
yes it is about right, very nice done
Exploring ther gels
in my expereinced opinion
it is getting too late to expereiment now
it really is up to you, but sometimes ( and i'm only saying sometimes ) they upset people ( as they do me ) and leave people sick and yukky
now if ure are sick because of them and can recover in time for a 26 miler - ok
best of luck
From what I recall when I tried High5 a week or so back it was fine, if a little runny. Having said that I decided against it, so the taste must've been poor or something, and I'm going for the PowerBar Gels.
I'm still experimenting with flavours, but happy already that the gels won't upset my stomach at mile 17/18. I think you're going to find it very difficult to test out anything similar, as your long runs might have peaked already and you don't want to do another now just to test gels. I would say there's nothing wrong with testing them on a shorter run, but you're not really going to know what would happen when you're already slightly dehydrated and lower on energy, with your stomach being a bit more picky. If your stomach is pretty much made of iron, then don't worry! Unfortunately, mine is, so I can't really comment on what would happen if you had a bad reaction to the nauseating flavour of some gels...
So we're all going to be running in snow tomorrow? Can't wait!
wishing you well for a super day
had not realised youve done marathons - Sorry
Sorry Supercaz - posted photo and didn't then reply to your request for info - I will be wearing a Help the hospices vest, and shorts. Only addition/change from the photo might be a bright pink jacket if the forecast ice age returns for marathon day.
Last long run of 20 miles done and dusted yesterday - bit of a painful achilles/ankle so will be erring on the easy side from now on. Looking forward to a weekend soon where I'm not running for half a day!
I have tried a whole load of gels and all seem fine until I get to the 20ish mark where I begin to feel a bit sick - obviously haven't managed to practice beyond that - just another joy of the unknown to look forward to!
yes, it is the journey into the unknown that is the big issue and wider problem
20 miles and beyond is really where to expect the wall - for fatuige to set in
whether it be tight muscles,
breathing, tired legs and body,
DE - hydration, were one has burnt all their body fluid etc , of course if one starts being sick on gels, 6 miles is a long way after 20 to come unstuck, especial;ly when opne is suddenly hot and bothered
of course if one loses it meantally then that is where the big problems hits home
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