The weather does look bloody crap last year!! The forecast changes so much, but if it's mid teens then its plenty warm enough and if the wind arrow points to the right, that's good yeah? Means it'll be behind us all the way just keep the rain away please.
"likely will have a pair of long (PBAB - compression) tights in the drop bag and will hopefully not need them weather dependant!" Ditto Benjamin - it'll take some rough weather before I dig them out ....
Hi all - it's a big thumbs up on the toe socks from me - and with a bit of lube too, I find they work well. I too have the toe rubbing thingy, so to separate them is good!
Upstairs at the mo are piles of running gear, including post run compression tights and socks, head bands, bum bags and nip guards; weather pending we'll sort it all out on the Friday night into correct drop bags.
Both feeling nervous and bit excited, wanting to get going and stay injury free.
Lizzie, have you tried the eating / running in training? Surprising what you can do when you're reallllllllllllllly hungry .... and sick of gels!
Morning all - it's a bit chilly for June isn't it! Had a bit of trail and road this morning - still blowing orange and red paint after the colour 5k and the eyes look suspiciously made up after a heavy night out - thankfully the green, blue and purple washed out though!
Cabbey, for the one day halfway bag I thought spare socks, change of shoes then as I am a sweat monster, and new shorts and top too - pop in a long sleever, compression stuff for later just in case of chills, head torch too. Maybe change the cap / McEnroe sweat band - it's the only thing that keeps my earphones in!
Hope the weekend racing went well, and PAB, a pickled onion - om nom nom!
Good question that re tapering - have run 9, 7 and 9 with ruck sack these past few mornings, and felt ok - part canal path and part road - no bad effects. Like Oscarr, easing off and not planning anything longer than that before the 22nd; ParkRun Saturday and a Colour 5k in the afternoon - the latter with my kids and a white t-shirt so they can throw paint at us!! Bizarre!
Thanks Cabbey for the restaurant and bookings - the Foon x 4 have plans already, but looking forward to seeing your 'eager' faces early on the Saturday .....
Cabbey, I read your blog over the weekend - it is excellent and sooo descriptive. The sheer willpower you showed to keep on doing it. Hope it inspires some of us not to give up...... and hide in the bushes, getting cross with people!!! Connor, I think I know what you mean.
I was saying to Mrs Foon about having enough miles and not overcooking it, arriving at the start fairly fresh and wanting to run, not having to run like Blakester on a Sunday morning (is that a song).
This weekend I sorted some music, ran an awful 18 with pack on Saturday, met two Jehova Witnesses and a man that had fallen off his bike into the stingers and had a proper lumpy rash, then a strong 15 on Sunday without the pack - there's the clue, the sodding monkey on the back!
Thanks too to Benjamin for his excellent blog; enjoyed these on Friday evening with a glass of red and avoiding The Wall e-mail.