TJB - Soo close, such a shame about the wind DrDave - Shame about the marshalling its usually pretty good, though I did nearlly go the wrong way in the underpass when I did it (biggest hill on the course). Obviosly more than what with the wind and all. Odd there was no other runners around. I hate plastic cups too, I have the missus hand me bottles but if I have to use cups I pretty much stop or, like you I get nothing in. Al_P - Great for 2nd, sounds like more in teh tank too DanA - ALways nice to dip under 3hrs TickTock - Bummer on the cold, nice result otherwise. Lev - Nice time especially s soon after the marathon (which doesn't seem to have touched you) and on a gnarly course. Dachs - 55mins sounds good to me! CW - 20 miles with a hangover - top running Padams - Good weekends training, its no fun unless you get lost! RS - great to dip under 2:45 (I used to run for WADAC) LS21 - Sounds idylic! And good running Marders 35miles!!!! Tipptop, sound like the ankle will hold up which is good news, it should only feel better from now on I did Edinburgh this year and I wouldn't recommend it. The race is fine but the rest is pretty pants. Well Xcountry season started for me, Knole park my clubs race, tries not to kill myself(new plan) and did OK for 38th out of a huge field of 431. Some Xtrainer for me in the gym today
Marigold - The theory not needing depletion is that because you are doing less miles in the last week and your body is used to replenishing what you were loading prior to that, therefore it takes up what it would have - thus you get more glycogen than normal anyway. I read a couple of studies on it and they seemed pretty conclusive - but I'm sure you have gone into it more than I - not to mention the experience.
TippTop - I can't run without something in my stomache, so generally need something (small) half an hour before, plus something a coupe of hours. Mind can only really manage brown toast and honey, fruit really does me in (can't imagine eating one in a marathon like Marders (I think) did). Amazing how different everone is.
Good luck everyone at Abo and hope the wind holds off
RS78 - Glad your shoulder is responding well
Did half an hour or so on the bike this morning, hardly worth mentioning