Keith - it really doesn't matter what you eat during an ultra as long as you can get some calories on board. A guy that used to win (think he had the British record for a time) 6 day races told me that he used to eat pork pies. He also offered to coach me should I decide to do a 6 day race...I declined his kind offer.
Pegasus - don't panic. But I do think your shoes may be causing the problem. I've just bought my first pair of 4mm but I only run in them once a week, I have 2 pairs of 6mm and use them about 3 times a week. My other runs are done in my normal shoes. Were you advised to change re injury problems you were having?
Big G - I look forward to seeing you at marathon point, I hope I make the cut off of 5.15 but unless I was having a really bad day I would still like to carry on to finish even if I'm slower than that. I hope the weather is kind to you as you can't really leave your post to shelter. Shame about last year's winner, he's a brilliant runner, but it will give the others a good chance and maybe a bit of a race at the front too.
SK - no, won't use my Hokas for racing, I still use my Brooks GTS Adrenalines for all my races and I have no plans to change that.
You've got quite a busy race schedule coming up too.
Lovely morning, but didn't take my gloves and my hands were frozen in the chilly mist. Had to resort to wrapping my hand in the hem of my top to try and keep warm!
Keith - I really enjoyed that report. You only want to run it for the sweetie barge
Big G - that's some decent mileage from you, will do you justice at Torbay half at the end of June.
I don't think your friend needs to be embarrassed about her dog killing a rabbit, that's what nature is all about, as long as it wasn't someone's pet bunny that is
Pegasus - I would agree, that could indeed be the cause of your calf pain, that's a significant change in heel drop. Do you still have your other shoes that you can run in say every other day until you get used tot the change. I've got some shoes with a lower drop but I only use them every other day.
mamafox - glad the shoulder is healing.
Re the hills, why not allow your HR to drop, say 5 beats when approaching the hill and then allow yourself no more than 5 beats over your optimum HR for the climb. Soon you probably won't even need to do that.
Big G - thanks for the link, I'll have a look later.
Keith - I've never connected my Garmin to my computer, but I will do if it sorts out the problem. Might have a look at the 310 perhaps. But I need one that I can read easily without my reading glasses!
Glad the tooth pain is a lot better than it was.
That's amazing running at the GUCR, will go and have a look now. That's on your 'to do' list isn't it.
Despite being BH today, I've already been out for my run, lovely morning and the roads were so lovely and quiet. Except for a blackbird and a thrush they had a little fight in the road, never seen that before, the thrush won.