I'm 5 miles away from the race start in a retail park area tonight at one one the PI's.
Weather forecast according to Met Office for tomorrow is 5C @7am going up to 10-11C lunchtime with a very light breeze which picks up a little in the afternoon.
Keith - sounds like you're staying at Fosse Park PI? I stayed there last year, a huge PI.
Forecast is a bit chilly for me tomorrow, hoping my hamstring behaves in that weather, good for your sub 4 attempt though Keith.
I'm aiming for a fish and chip supper tonight at Lutterworth, hope they'll be as good as they were the last time I was there.
Signing off now until Monday, have a good weekend folks.
Nope the Braunstone one just off of the motorway. Dinner shall be whatever is at the Beefeater downstairs unless my quick 30 min free wifi shows up somewthing better on a quick search.
The furthest i have run is 12 miles. Tomorrow I am supposed to do 14. However, I havve been watching Ironman from Kona. I really want to go further - e.g. 16 miles. I suppose the wise thing is to stick to the plan right?
Guess what people three amazing things
First I had veg with my dinner last night, chicken wrapped in bacon with carrots, broccoli and chips plus er a side order of onion rings.
Secondly I never stopped at KFC on the way home or at a takeaway either back up here. Milkshake and some chocolate post race and once i have had my bath some more chocolate probably and my potato cakes.
Thirdly I have finally managed it clocking 3:58 dead by watch so will wait for the results to see if thats up or down a few seconds before updating race time on fetch.
You do actually have to put some effort in to sub 4 dont you.... last hill was a bit of a bugger and i was not in any fit state to speed up much on the last flat bit down the finish.
Mowser was a few mins in front of me and Shades was just under a hour behind me.
Well Done Keith
Keith and Emmy well done on your achievements.
As I did my long slow run today I felt in great form. I had to keep reminding myself to slow done. All of a sudden at 13 miles my legs felt suddenly much more tired and so i did stop at 14 miles as planned. Not sure why the sudden change in how i felt though.
Anyway, I got home, chugged some strawberry milk shake, then had some apple juice, and ate a left over tortilla with peanut butter and jam in it. Felt reasonably ok. About 30 mins later though a headache started and i still have it 5 hours later. It's horrible.
I don't think i got dehydrated as i carried 750ml of water mixed with a zero calorie electrolyte drink (high 5 zero) and i sipped this throughout my run. Really hurts Finally decided to take a couple of anadin.
Oh and the pace was a bit faster than the usual 10:20-10:30 I have been doing on the long runs. It was 10:10. I think this was because my last run (on Thurs) was a tempo and I kept going too fast by accident.
Khanivore - what are you like, wanting to run further than the training plan. Those longer runs will come aroung soon enough, so please be patient and slow down, you will not improve your fitness by running your long runs too fast, there's a reason that they need be done slower. Hope the headache has cleared.
VR - good to know you made it to Circuits this week
Emmy - brilliant, another PB. 400m is quite a lot to be over in distance for a half, but I would expect in a big city race to measure it bit more than usual, wider roads, more people to run around and most Garmins overmeasure by 1 to 2%.
Slowkoala - good that the 10 mile run flet comfortable. That's a good idea to start your race at 7.45m/m you should be comfortable with that.
Keith - well done again, a fab PB and a well deserved sub 4. Shocked at the veg too, is this an indication that you are changing your eating habits ( a bit).
Well done to mowzer, another great time and last seen clutching a bottle of bubbly for winning her age group
I had a good run 4.58, weather was too cold for me for the first half but warmed up a little later on. Leicester is a beautiful marathon course, really varied and interesting. Recovery run done this morning
@Khanivore - hope the headache has cleared up now. Was it perhaps too cold for your head on the run? Did you wear a hat? I sometimes get a headache if its too cold outside.
@Mowser - well done for winning your age group - you're on fire at the moment!!
@Shades - well done on Leicester! Koeln is definitely a fast course. I normally measure a little further anyway as you mention but the 5 people I spoke to (one in the fast group who religiously follows the blue line) said that all of the people in their group measured it as long. When I hit 21.1 on my watch it was 2.10. Chip time was: 2.14.28.
I'm having a gentle stretching day and if i can fit it in - a run later on.
its called limited menu choice actually
Still seem to have a bunged up nose too and the cat obviously missed me as she was snuggled up nar my head when she moved about around 1am... Not sure if she wasn't poking me either as i needed the loo and she followed me downstairs expecting to be let out
Well done Keith you did it!!!
Mowser too, well done
Brilliant times from everyone Well done!I cant believe Keith actually did it!!!!! Well done mate
Mowser - I've said it before and I'll say it again. Your amazing! I think I'm the last one left to get that elusive sub 4 !
I think I know what you were going to say Els You and me havn't yet reached our full potential!
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