I carried a lucazade bottle for about 22 miles at Abingdon last year because I wasn't too sure if the drink supplied would be what I'm used to. I had a little sip every mile, the weather was pretty crap so only drunk about half a bottle.
I usually carry a rucksack on most of my weekly runs and it's a relief when running free at the weekends, don't think I'd bother with a camel back as it would get too hot and I'd want to be as light and as cool as possible.
Some great running going on Gul and Menannia in particular.
Abbers ( belated happy birthday) and KR don't be too down on your half Mara efforts, still great times and you'd never hit it on your own so all good training for the main event.
Just 5 miles for me today with a little bit of speed at about 6.05 pace for three miles. Warming up for my Jantastic 5k attempt this Saturday.
I haven't managed to post all week but as usual plenty of great training going on, too many to mention, I'll leave that to Gul and Abbers.
Firstly Badbark, get the first plane home. We need a little chat about priorities, sunning yourself in the pool indeed.
LeslieH, great run by you and well done on the pb, sub 40 is there for the taking when you're not running on tired marathon legs.
Nice effort from you too Sporty Badger, hope you enjoyed the beers.
Fast 20 from PMJ in typical style, glad to hear the 82 min half felt easy. Just goes to show what a decent, consistent Mara training programme can produce. Just hope you don't go off that quick on the 13th!
Excellent running from you Lorenzo, hitting a decent bit of form just at the right time.
Other great long run/ races going on from OO ( great pick, how can that giant be quicker over 20!) Minni and Martin.
Well that's not quite as comprehensive as Guls/ Abbers.
A consistent week of running for me with a very hilly 14 today.
I agree with Ant and AR, Jantastic is great for motivation and getting you out when you can't be arsed but it can push you too far when those niggles raiseh their ugly heads. I couldn't be a full time team player as there is too much pressure and I'm far too selfish.
Not really the time I wanted today at Reading but in all honesty about the time I expected. I set off at sub 80 pace and paid the price for it later. At about mile 7 I could feel my legs start to get a little heavy and from then on my pace started to slow, I didn't seem to have the mental edge to push on today knowing that my ( unrealistic) target was fading fast.
The last 3 miles were a slog due to an ever increasing head wind.
Last year wearing a broken Garmin I pushed on from start to finish unsure of my time. I think there's a lesson to be learned.
Getting continually overtaken in the last few miles is never great but there you go. So scores on the doors 1.23.16.
Well done Joolska, great effort.
And well done to lit, we must have been running close for a fair bit.
At least I beat the great one over on team GB.
I'll have a proper read back later when I crack open a beer.
I've just run an easy 3 miles to keep the legs turning over, so that's 5 runs so far this week and with the HM tomorrow I will keep the 100% going for Jantastic.
We do live up to our name don't we.
Some great monthly mileage targets being achieved, just shows the time and effort required to reach your goals.
178 miles for me this month but since that has included 2.taper weeks means I'm not totally slacking.