Final G24 mileage 95.03 and I was 4th lady Still a bit disappointed with my mileage and based on the speed of my recovery I suspect I could have pushed a bit harder and bagged that extra 5 miles. Oh well, next year.
Loch Ness for me next week.
Did another hypoxic training session yesterday and did 35 mins running (slowly) on the treadmill Coped well. Oxygen saturation went down to 61 lowest, but settled roundabout 63 to 64%. My heart rate shot up rapidly, but then settled at about 148. Stats came back very quickly after stopping too.
I have been manically busy at work and have been avoiding web and social media over the last few days.
BTW not sure if I mentioned, but the Loch Katrine Running Festival will be on Sunday 22nd March.
Boing! Mrs Mac did amazingly at G24 The conditions were awful. As the rest of Scotland basked in sunshine Glenmore had: heavy rain, hail storm, thunder & lightning, near freezing temp at night and the camp was a swamp
I fell way short of my targetted 100, but that was a big ask and with the conditions my 92++? was fine. Still waiting on final mileage. I was on 92 after my last 4 miles lap before swtiching to the short 0.25 mile laps for the last 40 mins. Incapable of counting as was Mr FFB. Mt FFB did a grand job in horrible conditions. He probably had it worse than me.
Resting this week. A couple of blsiters and the tendons/muscles up the front of my right foot/ankle are tender. I have quite a bit of swelling too.
Not sure what to do for remaining weeks before BLNM.
Will be back to G24 tot try and bag the ton.
Also, am about to launch a campaign for sponsorship to see if I can do the North Pole next year. Very long shot and unlikely to happen, but I can at least try. If I do raise it I will see if the organiser would be prepared to set me up for an ultra rather than standard marathon.
Hi All. Sorry been a bit absent. Well done Mrs Mac and Elspeth.
Don't think my naked ice bucket challenge will set a new trend Long story. My unsupportive non charity giving cousin's wife nominated me . It is my cousins dad (my uncle) who has Alzheimer's. I have no idea why she nominated me, but anyway I turned round and said if over £100 was raised for my Alzheimer fundraising in 24hrs I would do it naked. It was great until about an hour before the deadline then £120 came in. Done and money raised for my cause.
More hypoxic training and yes Tricialitt oxygen saturation down to the well below 85%. I coped really well this week. Did 30 mins on the bike then they re-filled he air bag and I did 22 mins of intervals where I used 1000 ltrs of gas stats were low and heart up but very steady and not changing when effort was increased. I am going to assume that the sports scientists know what they are doing. I am closely monitored with stats notes every minute and constant check asking me how I feel and where I have to point to a scale on 2 charts.
Wah, the 2nd hypoxic training session was not quite so successful as the 1st. I lasted all of 6 minutes walking! I felt Ok, but a bit drunk and I seemed to forget how to walk so started to stumble at which point they stopped the test. My stats had dropped low very quickly too
We had a chat, I recovered, and we decided to try the bike on the basis that I would not fall just slump forward if anything went awry
Was Ok on the bike and cycled for 25 minutes until the bag of 'air' ran out. Stats dropped very quickly again and lower than when he stopped the treadmill, but they settled and I felt OK. managed to get through 700+ litres of air cycling.
All very strange. I am really glad that I am doing this and will be a bit prepared for how i will feel and be able to set my expectations in terms of effort.
Hi TP what a pain with the boiler. Ours is a bit temperamental and every now and again just cuts out. We have had it looked at a number of times and no one can find anything wrong other than the fan being a bit noisy. I wonder if the fan is getting to the stage it needs replaced and that the boiler is overheating sometimes.