MG here's a checklist for you, nicked from the inimitable Controversial on Fetch
guide book phrase book passport photocopy of the passport foreign currency hotel details flight details boarding card PC/Mac driving licence
socket adaptor Fork/knife/spoon from camping set to have breakfast before marathon cork/screw bottle opener to have a beer in the hotel sleeping pills ear plugs
Registration confirmation and literature Maps and directions Watch or GPS and charger/cable (Compression) Socks Shorts Compression top Short sleeve top/Vest arm warmers Long sleeve top Rain/cold weather shell Discardable outer layer to be worn in the early stages Hat and/or touque Gloves (or old socks to throw away) Sunglasses/goggles Sun protection cream Safety pins (to attach gel packs, race number,etc.) Vaseline/body lubricant Gel packs Energy drinks Beetroot juice Camera and batteries Something to attach your chip to the shoe sweat band pace band racing trainers painkillers aspirin vitamin C clean kit for after the race sponge salt tablets chocolate bar for before the race imodium tissues towel safety blanket to keep warm before the race sports bottle top of sponsor water bottle - i.e. for London keep the vittel sports top then you can screw it on and drink easier as you go...(that's running) LARGE black plastic bin bag Official carrier bag with race number on Carrier bag to sit on whilst waiting in the pen Disposable bottle with LARGE mouth opening, and lid - to take to the start pen, and pee into whilst waiting for the start (much better than having to leave the pen to go back to loo queue)
Skins dry trainers change of clothes diet coke (for when feeling sick) salted crisps (same as above) digestive aid
Reminder of the racers this Sunday...good luck all
14/04/13 Brighton Mace14/04/13 Lochaber Stuart M, Stewart C14/04/13 Rotterdam MG14/04/13 Vienna Mabel40
Tek - Nice run today, enjoy the final long run tomorrow!
Fiona - Good run last night!
OH - Good run yesterday, is your marathon next month?
NP - Impressive run, though I don't like hearing 6.11 pace described as easy enough
MG - From Teks list, I think the bottle opener sounds like the most important item
Good luck for Sunday!
Leg is definitely feeling better today, but I think Sunday is going to come just too soon for it to be 100%. Another couple of days and I think I'd be sorted. I might be wrong, might wake up tomorrow or Sunday and it's totally fine. Going to have to be gentle on Sunday, well as gentle as you can be over marathon distance...
I'm getting there. Hopefully will go for a run tomorrow.
Well done on everyone's training & good luck to this weekends racers.
HM4- good news
Fiona- nice treadmill session. Hope the massage does the trick with the hamstring....
NP- Nice running- what pace is 6.11- tempo? MP?
Tek- great list, but safe to say I will be travelling a lot lighter! One thing not on Controversial's great list (for VLMers, at least) is passport/ driving licence- cos you need that WITH your registration form to collect your number
MACE, STEWART, STUART, MG and MABEL- BEST OF LUCK, GUYS!!!!!!!!
Disaster this morning- NO smoked salmon left! Had to make do with a couple of bananas for breakfast. Lunch was leftover sliced sirloinon a bed of rocket and tonight I made a spicy chicken tikka masala with a low carb cauliflower "rice"- fab! 6.4ishm recovery run for me this evening- in the wind, of course....
You must be pleased it's the last long run Teknik!
Good luck mace, MG1, Stuart amd Stewart. Fingers crossed all niggles/lurgy gone by the start line. Lochaber guys I hope the weather turns out better than forecast but don't forget the waterproofs!
Shopping night tonight then jason?! Venison for me tonight with veg. No run but off to stretch etc and will run in the morning. This time next week I should have my number and chip tucked away in the hotel safe (obviously they are much sought after!!)
Fiona- LOL! Shopping done this morning. I LOVE venison! Wish you hadn't mentioned that about "this time next week"!!
8.71m for me this morning in 1.05.35, including Parkrun jog
An exciting weekend of racing for the thread, good luck MACE, STEWART MG1 AND SM.
I look forward to the race reports tomorrow.
Still not run and losing confidence here I have done plenty of cross training and the tendon is feeling better but still sore if I press it (I know...dont press it then..lol ) icing massaging taking volterol, and using volterol spray (at the same time ummmmm...so what I dont care..lol the worse thing that will happen is an upset tum...but ok so far) still a whole week to go and I must remind myself I had a great 21.5 miler just 2 weeks ago, so hopefully the enforced rest wont matter too much...11 days no running, thats the longest since I had the flu over 2 years ago !!!!
One thing I have managed to do is cut right back on the carbs go without..bread potatoes, cereal including the PORRIDGE for 3 whole days !!I have even managed to resists the biscuits and chocolates left for us by patients ,lots of fish and meat veg and fruit,so not feeling to fat with the lack or running..
Gosh, 18 days is not long NP. Then you can concentrate on being an athlete!
mace don't have an iphone but will be checking. Best of luck!
Stewart and Stuart keeping my fingers crossed for you. Totally agree that wind worse than rain.
MG1 enjoy Rotterdam and hope the weather is better there.
NN now it is about confidence! Did 8m this morning and hamstring tight and sore but not sharp (5 or 6 on the 1-10 scale). Normally I'd stop but did not get worse. Still going for it at VLM. If it gets worse on the day then I hope I'd still manage to hobble round to get GFA. Nothing venture.
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