Bright and sunny and much warmer. Today is a rest day, so will probably start writing Christmas Cards.
Conditions were good for last nights Kenyan Hills session. We did 5 sets of 5 lampposts with 1.5 minute walk recoveries between sets. Each set was 0.5 mile. The threat of the bumps soon vanished when they realised how many they would have to give
Thanks Red, I had a lovely evening last night celebrating my Birthday a day early. The food and service were excellent and we enjoyed ourselves.The dining room was nicely decorated, without being ott. There was no loud music in the background, which was good.
It's been very foggy in the NF. I could hardly see across the road this morning. Its cleared up now, but hope it doesn't return later, as we have Club tonight. It's Kenyan Hills. Some of our club members are doing the December streak which entails running at least 3 miles every day. That's not for me though, as I value my rest days.
Dull and cold this morning and will be going for a road run later this morning. Will be going for a meal this evening with my sister and some running friends. This is to celebrate my birthday which is tomorrow. We decided not to have it tomorrow as that is a club night.
Hi DeltaDawn and welcome to the forum. Have you been running for long, or a relatively new runner? You say that you intend running the Vienna Marathon next year, so will this be your first marathon? There are different trains of thought regarding gels, energy drinks, tablets etc. Personally, I never take any supplements before running or racing, but ensure that I have a good breakfast at least 2 hours before running. Porridge with a banana, fruit juice and toast and honey is my usual. When I started running in the late seventies, there were no gels or other energy products, so the question didn't arise. I tend not to use gels during marathons, but just rely on water at the water stations. On long training runs, I make my own drink to take with me. this consists of a mixture of .25% orange juice, 75% water and a pinch of salt. I believe that is just as effective as expensive energy drinks. There is a wealth of experience on this thread so please feel free to contribute and ask any questions regarding training etc.
WtnMel, I do use your method of posting for lengthy attachments to e mails. I never think about using it on here, although you have mentioned it before. I must try it for lengthier posts. By the way, I forgot to mention the hills in the Tailwind Heartbreakerlol.
Bright and sunny and ideal conditions for all those racing today. I'll be off for a forest run in an hour or so. Not sure how far I will run, but will see how I feel. I've got the Tailwind Heartbreaker 10 mile multi terrain race next Sunday, which will be the exact opposite to last weeks Hayling Island 10, hills, hills, hills, did I mention hills?. The weather must have been much warmer last year, as I was wearing my club vest in the photo taken after the race. I'll probably need two tops this year.