Hows the piece of string work? Does it start at the same time as the W100?
Ham sandwiches Lingster, I love ham sandwiches..
POS is starting some time after 11 pm on the Friday 23rd - no idea of distance or time limit so why specify a start time up front? I guess there will be some overlap of courses and certainly at the hall but then I could be completely wrong - oh , the excitement of it all!
Because the people running it have to have a vague idea of when to be at the start area!
The entry fee for the POS is interesting. If its proportional to the W100 the the POS should be a 3mile sprint but then again I suspect a Malicious Streak in the organisers .The whole concept is incredibly devious. Its possible that the whole thing is run just to give the W100 runners a nice warm feeling that others are having a worse time than them.
I love the marketing for the POS - The Worlds Most Pointless Ultra Genius!!
It's going to be a good weekend for sure.
Looks like I am out - metatarsalgia in right foot - damm painful
Will not run until late next week to see if it has cleared up at all and worth giving it a go
Anyone think that Hokas might help?
Good news Lirish... I will prepare some words of encouragement for the early hours
Another physio session for me tonight and a deeply painful calf massage. All good though. Achilles feeling good so ready to rock n roll. Race day beckons.
Veggie i do love my Hokas but i've had to ditch mine for this race. Too flat and aggravate my Achilles. They are fantastic at lessoning the impact on your joints, not sure if they'd help your foot. Probably too late to try. Hope you get yourself sorted.
Please no rain.. Cold but not rain...
Get yourself taped up with some Rocktape mate and you'll be good for another 3 legs after the first.
I'm sold on it Lirish, have found it helps me a lot. I am unsure of how it would work on a hernia but certainly worth a look as to if there is any benefit I would say.
Does anyone know how the course conditions? Looks like heavy rain early in the week, then some drizzle through the weekend - could be worse
+1 for Rocktape - it keeps you running when you should really be in traction.. Not sure how you'd tape for a hernia though. I'm sure youtube will have a few suggestions though
Ive never seen it in the shops, but the delivery is pretty fast from www.rocktape.net
lol, in theory I'm supposed to know all about the Rocktape/Kinesio tape thingie. Its one of those things where the powers-that-be like to think its a panacea for everything. I would guess that you would be looking at supporting the muscles surrounding the hernia to stimulate the healing process. However, I think its effect would be more psychological rather than physical. Dont get me wrong, it has some good points - its excellent for healing bruises. And it may be good for cutting down blister generation on long runs (well I'll soon know if thats the case next week ) If you are going to the race, come and have a chat with me at the start (black tites + grey x-over rucksack)
On a more positive note, by this time next week, we'd all have finished the W100......yehhhhh in advance
If it does rain then drizzle then we will have puddles. Do they get very deep on the course ? I normally wear fast draining shoes so no problem but have been using Inov8 rocklite 318s as I like the support on long ultras. Problem is the Inovates are gortex and I don,t fancy shoes filled with water. I am also too mean to pay £30 more for the non gortex 305,s.
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