Not been overdoing it, training is fine, and not huge miles, trail race Feb, Marathon March plus training camp, ultra April with marathon, 6 weeks break before Comrades, plenty of recovery. Most of those not fully raced either, marathons run walk, ultras also. Others doing far more than me to be honest.
Another ultra friend and a coach saying I wasn't taking enough fuel on, stomach empty therefore vomitting... Weird. Something to work on. Races need to have more sausage rolls, pork pies and sandwiches.
Doesn't everyone hate their job Ikle? Stick in there.
Looped courses are faster? Can run the race line, cut corners. Garmins can measure them incorrectly though.
Pace wasn't that fast JCG. Probably 1.5-2 minutes slower than marathon pace and with walking breaks. Approx 4:10-15 for marathon dist, 4:30 half way. 2.5 gels, couple of salt sticks, plenty sips of water. Road and hill impact though maybe affecting me?
Has been very hot at weekends JCG so that will have affected your husband. Sunstroke as well easy to get it on neck and head.
Nice recipe for peanut butter protein balls on RW.
Tumbleweed.... Unless it's just JCG and Ikle chatting.
I really think Manchester Mara will struggle next year...from 3.500 to 9,500 runners in 4 years, but a massive backlash coming after last year's baggage problem and then the short course discovered for 3 years. Reckon it will drop a lot.
You did the Kent Roadrunner Ikle? meant to be a great fast course. Has been used for the UK & team GB races.
Still a bit hohum after Comrades. Frustrating not to get best speed out and get near or do sub 9, but vomitting half way really limited what I could take in energy wise, just liquids. Then retching at finish line for 1-2 minutes. Had similar at Glasgow to Edinburgh also.
JCG you ever have this after races, half iron or longer?