Sorry for the ‘me’ post but this is just a flying visit and I’ll read back later.
I was supposed to race a HM this morning but due to feeling ill for a few days and only about 90% this morning, plus a slight quad strain, I decided to give it a miss. I went out for 15 easy miles instead with the plan of 27 easy miles tomorrow. However, thanks to caffeine I soon felt great so extended the run to 27.2 miles and get it over with! That’s my longest ever run by a mile and completed it in 3:40 which is about 8:05 pace. It was also only fuelled by a hand full of raisins and 500ml of home made energy drink.
Anywhere between 5 to 15 miles easy planned for tomorrow depending on how I feel before I jet of to Tenerife for 10 days on Tuesday. Yippee!
Men – Well done on the 15 and I agree they are never that great in the rain
Jools – Nice 9 miler but get your alarm fixed
Les- Great LSR and enjoy your rest day
Rich – I like your 6 marathon plan. Hard core!
Ant – I agree with moof by aiming for sub 90 tomorrow
Blisters – Good progressive running
MsE – Well done on your marathon entry
OO – Nice placing and Parkrunning
Gul – Great LSR including starting 6 minutes before me
Poacher – Classic gym activity again
Lorenzo – Great LSR with strength building hills
PMJ – Good luck in HM
I got up early and completed a 23 mile run by 8:40 am this morning. This included about 94 x 0.23 mile laps on a golf course. I ran 25 miles over two runs yesterday and fuelled this mornings run with 6 dates and 500ml of a home made energy drink. I did have a high carb meal last night. I feel fantastic and I'm loving this ultra training. I've run 48 miles within 28 hours which used to be around my weekly average mileage!
More importantly I fed my 6 month old daughter her first solid food today. She tried organic sweet potato, broccoli, carrot, avocado and banana! Yummy!
Poacher – Well done on the dreadie miles. I hate gym bunnies!
KR – Thanks! and now I know another threadies real name
SBalls – Good LSR and you’ll get plenty of drinks during VLM.
Blisters – Good running and I’ll be interested to see how the HIIT works out
Gul – Nice MLR
SBadger – Glad to read your cold is improving. Great running!
Fingers – Love the stats!
Ant – Good news on getting a clean bill of health. I’m the last person who should give advice about injuries. I always just ignore ever niggle and hope they go away. It’s worked so far though as I’ve never been forced to miss any training due to injury in 5 years.
PMJ – Great running and good luck in Wokingham
I had a surprisingly good run this morning. I started the run at 5:20 am and still felt a bit lacklustre after my 46 miles total on Friday and Saturday. Even after a few strides during a 3 mile warm up I still thought it would be a poor run. I planned 6 miles at HMP with my HMP PB pace being 6:15.
Today’s route was more undulating than my PB and I finished the first mile in 6:27. However, I really loosened up after that and thanks to a final mile at 5:58 (about 10k pace) averaged exactly 6:15. I ran 11.5 miles in total and I’m feeling very pleased with myself.
does anyone have some tips on fuelling during the run? I'm hating the price of gels these days! Any tips on cheap get me by nutrition that don't cost an arm and leg?
I've stopped buying gels and now use raisins and other dried fruit. They have been shown to be just as effective in clinical trails. Check out the links below. In my opinion gels are just another marketing rip off like so many other things.