I thought I was the oldest there for a minute0 thank god for NE- my ultra last april was my 50 th birthday present, and my first marathon was "I have to do this before I turn 40, or I never will!".
Knackered today after on call activities kept me up til nearly 3am, and still on duty- so running today was recovery on a tready, (I'm in the recovery week anyway), so 12 miler tomorrow after my oncall finishes- hopingthe weather is better than forecast , so I can get out onto trail, rather than along the canal, as I did a flat canal- side MP run last weekend.
Enjoy the wedding slowkoala- I'm not sure I see the point of having a big "do" if you decide to get hitched after 20years, although the legality of the status has certain advantages, I think (have tried to persuade my my other half of this, but he doesn't see it).
Yup- a 10 miler used to wipe me out for the whole day- that was about 10 years ago, now I'm OK with anything less than about 20 miles, the difference is just experience of running longer and longer distances.
Just take the increase in distances slowly. It should ease up in time.
I'm not sure that pure sugar as fuel will help that adaptation take place- try something more like food- I use clif bars or flapjack pieces, cut in half on my longer runs ( over 2 hours) and virtually never use gels or sweets alone.
Does anyone have a reference for the original paper? I think it is important to read it, but it seems to me to be one "anti-exercise" paper in a sea of pro- exercise evidence,
I wonder what the daily risk of heart attack is for the general population is, and also, in order to figure out the risk of running a marathon, you'd need to look at the increase or decrease in risk over the whole training and post- race period,
I expect that race day itself is a peak of risk, but that this is offset by the longer term decrease in risks in all except those doing the sport to very extreme levels.
Well done on the 20's, both, 245 miles for the month is pretty amazing, SM6- mine is 88 for the month, and that's a pretty average january for the last 5 years, only plus point is that I managed it despite a 2 week ski trip at altitude where I couldn't do more than short slow runs on the tready.
Did 16miles, with 10 at marathon pace- alldone in reasonably calm, gently drizzly weather- tomorrow looks horrible again weather- wise, so back to the tready.