Hard luck Tom, so close. I'm sure all on here would agree you've done a great job with the forum and on a good day you will clearly obliterate 3 hours. Chalk it up as just one of them things and nail it next time.
So close now Tom and thanks for sharing the carb plan. Its very similar to my rough plan save for swapping porridge for cereal. I too also swear by the mighty malt loaf!
7 miles today for me bringing me up to 55.25 miles for the week. My highest ever and now into taper for London. Hoping to avoid the usual madness this brings with abit of pilates.
Abit of a random question but given the wealth of knowledge on this forum....any thoughts on using kinesiology tape on the legs for the marathon? Ive suffered from late race cramps on my hamstrings in the past and hear some swear by it.
Just catching up after a hectic work related week. Sorry to here of calf/back issues Tom and Steve. Hope these sort themselves out pronto.
Not had the best week myself as well. Ive somehow managed to break a finger rather badly on a safety awareness course (irony!) and now have to wear a splint for two months. Not a major issue with the marathon and training i guess (except ensuring it remains splinted, clean and dry'ish) but a complication for pretty much everything else as its on my writing hand. Annoying!
Hope the back clears up Steve. Ive had my fair share of lower back issues in the last two years but fortunately, while painful, they have been short in duration. We're all different but pilates is currently working wonders for me. This said i suspect you have an awesome core which i certainly didnt.
I also did Reading and got a new PB (85:37) after two years of relatively average halfs. I thought i was on course for sub 85 until i figured out that despite repeated assurances he was dead one the official pacer was way off time by mile 9. To be fair he probably did me a favour as my final quarter was my fastest. A really good race improved under a new sponsor. With perfect weather conditions this was abit of a reality check for me. With a current pb of 3.04 i suspect sub 3 might be just beyond me this year. Ill see how the next few weeks go but id still be happy to reduce the gap abit more and nail it in 2016. After a number of minor injuries im less obsessed with hitting big goals (sort of) and just enjoying the training process.