Last pre-TT long run for me today - just under 25 miles into work.
Feel pretty good, although the thought of having to do the equivalent of turning round and running back home again is nevertheless a bit daunting!
No taper for me. TT50 is my very long run before Thames Path 100, so I will still be in full training mode come race day, so look out for the tired looking bloke dragging himself round. Well done to everyone getting the last long runs in, hopefully see you on race day.
Lorenzo, I think you have should completed longer runs than 25 miles preparing for a 50 miler. My longest was 31 miles 3 weeks ago.
My training plan had me doing back to back runs at the weekend. Typically 22-26 on Saturday followed by 10-12 on Sunday.
Anyway good luck and I will see you there in 2 weeks time.
Slogger well done on criticising someones prep just before an ultra. Nice confidence booster.
Lorenzo whatever works for you works for you, run your own run, train by whatever your body tells you not whatever everyone else is doing.
This weekend I was just getting my speed back up after C2C, i guess this week I'll try and reach some sort of normality in my legs! Still, no real aches so hopefully it will all go to plan...
I think i'll just be focusing on getting to the end of TT, i imagine something like 8:30 for me if the ground is soft. Maybe 8 if the ground is firm...
Ben Davies 15 wrote (see)
A 4 hour marathoner can do this event in 9 with some smart pacing.
Lorenzo I managed 7 hours for the C2C, but the ground and conditions were perfect - last year it took me 8 hours!
Sounds like we are all ready for this - can't wait! (in a weird way..)
Katie - 7 hours is pretty impressive. The distance is still the distance regardless of the conditions.
I managed 7:47 for the C2C in 2010 and then 8:11 for the Thames Trot last year, so am hoping for sub 8 this time around.
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