So, this morning, like last week, and the week before, I ran the furthest I've ran. 18 miles in 3:15.
Only thing is, for the first time ever I've got two massive blisters. Both on my right foot, one on the arch of my foot, the other on the side of the ball of my foot. What's the best way to deal with these little buggers?
I now tape problem areas on my feet before long races using kinesio-tex tape. I did the off road Excalibur marathon yesterday which entailed miles of climbs and foot pounding rocky descents and got away with just a small blister on my freakishly long second toes
I'm looking forward to Manchester now although running on the road after doing most of my training and 4 maras this year all on trails is going to be a challenge.
Clwydian - the GPX that you kindly sent worked a treat. When there was he odd variation it was always obvious. Indeed I never had to look at the map
I thought that was a good hard course and very enjoyable. My 5.48 was pretty modest but it was 3rd Mara in 8 days and it sure felt like it.
With a few tweaks the race has the potential to become a real classic. I don't think people would object to paying more either, as it is a charity fund raiser. The soup was welcome at the pub but you would have struggled if you werent carrying everything you need food wise. Luckily I treat these type of events like a bit of a rolling picnic and pack accordingly.
Hope everyone has a good weekend. I'm starting my taper with a marathon tomorrow and another on Sunday at the Gin Pit Double Trouble. It's a bit like doing your revision on the bus omn the morning of the exam...