P + D training for VLM 2013

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17/04/2013 at 14:42
literatin wrote (see)

Well, he's not getting any cake if he is.

That's fair, he's not carb loading

17/04/2013 at 15:27

I am getting to london around 2 and plan to get to the expo on friday so I  might be able to say a quick hello and scoff some of your scran.

Malt loaf and fig cakes/rice cakes all the way then ease off saturday tea as I will be fit to burst. Whats the carb v weight ratio you should work to for loading?

17/04/2013 at 15:37

Can you use scran as a verb too? e.g. I'm going to be scranning loads of cake?

17/04/2013 at 15:38

No, Lit, No.

17/04/2013 at 15:39

Why does everyone know this word and its proper usage except me? Is it because I'm southern and have a posh accent?

17/04/2013 at 15:54

Lit: I don't know the word either. But I'm German and have a crap accent

17/04/2013 at 16:03

Lit - yes 4pm RW stand. And yes it is clearly your upbringing that means you have missed out on this vocab.

15W - I don't think that travelodge is that bad. Guess it's whether you want the hassle in the morning.  Have you tried Premier inn Greenwich?  I managed to get my mum a room there just a couple of weeks ago, but it wasn't that cheap, but then it is London.

Chick - you may have a crap accent but fantastic english.

17/04/2013 at 16:11
literatin wrote (see)

Well, he's not getting any cake if he is.


Gazza81 wrote (see)

London GFA times are outrageous. If I was a woman, Id be comfortably inside what I need right now, but cos Im a bloke, it's only good enough for a 65 year old! When Im 65, I wont be able to control my bowels nevermind my marathon time!


literatin wrote (see)

Why does everyone know this word and its proper usage except me? Is it because I'm southern and have a posh accent?

I'm a southerner as well but know the word, I think mainly because I was in the Forces and it was used a lot there.

17/04/2013 at 16:19

You do have fantastic English Chick, I'd been assuming you were an expat Brit.

Would like to add that I'm not posh, I just sound it! But half Chinese so might have missed out on any British slang my mum didn't know when growing up.

17/04/2013 at 16:25

Just back from the expo. Plenty of scran on offer there. Gorged myself on free samples of Clif Bar, chia seeds, cherry juice and....free beer. Don't worry, not enough to do any damage, just a shot of London Pride.

Loads of tempting kit on sale but managed to hold back from buying anything

Nice and empty there today, no queues to speak of. Picked up some pace bands from the Xempo stand, checked in on the RW pacemakers stand, who assure me there will be a sub3 pacer on the FGFA start, as well as all other starts. Goody bag contains (spoiler alert) wholegrain basmati rice, chia seeds, peanuts, cereal bar, gluco-tabs and toothpaste. 

The black ribbon for Boston is included in the envelope with your number.

Edited: 17/04/2013 at 16:33
17/04/2013 at 16:36

Lit - Scoffing is the verb you are looking for or you might try snaffled in the 'I snaffled loads of cake' sense . Anybody use  perished when meaning hungry?

17/04/2013 at 16:40

Thanks for info Al Runs - expect the place will be rammed when I turn up early sat afternoon, so I probably will just want to get out of there and err....go sit in my traveldoge room.

17/04/2013 at 16:42

The goody bags will probably be down to just basmati rice by then 15w, better take a portable cooker with you to the Travelodge to cook it!

17/04/2013 at 17:20

All you obsessives need to check out the my fitness pal app for your smart phones. DOes an easy calc of you calories/fat and CARB intakes for the day through picking from a list or scanning the labels in. No excuse for getting it wrong now!

17/04/2013 at 17:20

You're probably right about the beetroot Fiona!   

Looking forward to see who's still keen on carb loading on Saturday   I've actually gone off malt loaf, when prior to last week I had no trouble eating an entire loaf.

I've now officially started the P&D fifth mesocycle! Four miles recovery today, keeping below my new conservative recovery heart rate.  Feeling pretty good.  This is by far the best recovery I've had from any of my three marathons (Don't say that's because I didn't race hard enough! ).

17/04/2013 at 17:23

Men, I don't have a smartphone, I have the cheapest nokia brick you can get that still works. So there.

17/04/2013 at 17:52

Nobody has mentioned the weather for at least a few pages. So I'll ruin it by saying that the weather forecast is pretty much perfect for Sunday at london. Low temperatures. Sunny and low winds, with no rain!

That's it, I've ruined it. Its bound to blow a gail, chuck it down and/or be boiling now. Sorry everyone. As you were.

P.s currently moving on to my afternoon snack of a sasauge sandwich. I love food. Not going to be loving my 7 miles tonight though.  

17/04/2013 at 19:21
Bloody hell I hope you lot don't set off at the pace your posting in here lots of reading back. 4 miles with 5 sets of strides done, still at work till about 9:30 then on leave

No carbs again today will start taking carbs tomorrow night

Nice running and all banked and waiting to withdraw on Sunday.
17/04/2013 at 23:04

Not posted in here for a good while but I just wanted to wish all you VLMers the very best of luck.

P&D bagged me a 44 minute PB in Paris on 7th, I hope you all achieve what you've worked so hard for, whatever that may be.

I'll be there on Sunday to cheer you all on at the 11 mile mark - look for a Wales flag on a long pole and about 5 women in green Paris Finisher T Shirts yelling our heads off for you all.


17/04/2013 at 23:27
Ill look out for the fellow welshies! Where in Wales are you lot from?
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