100 mile point to point run from Richmond to Oxford
Vicky don't worry half the people running this weekend will be too incoherent to read a map. Me being one of them!!
One of the reasons centurion created these races was because there was a gap in the market for marked 100 milers. Like Ben has said if your away from the river for any amount of time or you don't see any markings you are lost.
Felt quite nervous today. A kind of excited nervousness. Can't concentrate at work at all as all I'm thinking about is the race. My boss knows what I'm doing but is very unsympathetic. I think if I was preparing for a three day piss up he could relate to that but an endurance event that hardly anyone knows about and will inflict pain and suffering he can't get his head round.
Got kit laid out tonight so I can run tomorrow night and then relax.
Surely no one is actually running in the parkrun. My warm up will be a cup of tea followed by the first 60 miles of the TP.
Time to enter the pasta universe Mr F!
I'm squirting First Defence up my nose 4 times a day and popping echinacea as my OH is now full of a stinking cold!! i work with 2 little boys in a school, one of which prefers to sneeze in my face than a tissue. Two of my colleagues now have the sickness bug...and Ive never been so paranoid in my life! lol
I also have that nervous/excited feeling that some od you mentioned. Tonight I'm off for one final massage to loosen everything up and a final bit of work on my hip.
Only 2 more days to fight off all those nasty lurgies guys...
Do you think with an event like this it's important to carb load? I don't tend to too much on an event that I'll be refuelling as I go long..what about everyone else? I do for marathons, but not so much longer events. i guess we want enough in the tank for the first part though..but maybe a decent breakfast will do the trick?
Just carb load like there was no tomorrow.
The easiest way to carry carbohydrates is simply to eat them before the event. It gives you a big edge when the going gets tough, and means that you are just using the aid stations to top up.
Also, try to work magnesium into your diet (e.g. broccoli, Brazil nuts), and Vitamin B (tuna, liver, red meat, unprocessed carbs). This helps your body to store the carbs and access them on demand.
Good luck all this weekend...hard work now done and so just go out and enjoy yourselves
Me and the missus are sweeping the first 50 miles of the course this weekend and so I am really hoping that we do not see many of you as we bring up the rear...and please spare a thought, along with the course markings we have to pick up all the litter that you drop and so the less litterbugs out there the better
Well done Giggster on helping out. That's a big run in its own right. Hope not to see you though!
On that theme; A big thank you in advance to all the volunteers. We are often not polite enough to them at checkpoints - especially with drop bags to retrieve. Its a huge effort to marshall and support such a long event and we depend on you.
Carbo loading is a tricky one. Like you XXX I really struggled with the WHW last year and nearly threw up after only 25 miles. I didn't get back to eating very much till after 60 miles. I think one mistake I made was to eat too much beforehand. With the WHW starting at 1am, it was easy to snack out all the day before to try to carbo load. With TP starting after some sleep, I think it will hopefully be easier?? My plan is therefore not to go overboard today but a large pasta meal tomorrow lunchtime and night.
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