I think in Mo's case he wants to prove he can do the marathon and wants another go
I think the commentators were ridiculous yesterday - Mo obviously wanted the British record - and if he got it they would have been saying how fantastic it was. He misses it by 2 mins or whatever and hes slaughtered 2mins over 26 miles !!!!
He has got the medals from the last Olympics perhaps next he wants a marathon medal at the Olympics
The intensity these guys run at means you cant do 4/5 mararthons a year so when you do one your preperations and training must be spot on.. Also you need to run a marathon to know what it takes - then next time set your preperations accordingly. It was MOs first one - he will be better prepared physically and more importantly mentally next time
B2B - Not that I wanted to drink what the elites drink but just interested if its some concoction that they make up from powders etc or if it is available commercially - sure half of it is all in the head
Its like watching London Sunday - people drinking like waters going out of fashion and cramming gels, bars and everything else down their throats. Sure half of it isn't needed, when I done London just had a decent breakfast (porridge, seeds, maybe sultanas) and had whatever energy drink was available and that was normally every 5 miles or so
Grendel - out of interest what training plan are you using for the marathon? would love to see a copy of it
Also general question all - what do the elites have in their "special" drinks? do you think its just the usual stuff (Lucozade, Gatorade or whatever) or something else not commercially sold ? Not that I need them, I could just do with a nice cup of tea every 5k !!