I'm getting ready for London2Brighton this weekend. Looking forward to it and the weather looks like it will be kind (eg not too muddy). Will wear my road shoes, hopefully not a mistake. 06:30 start and hope to be done by 15:30...100km, (only) 1400m vert and 50 stiles...looking forward to a beer or two on the beach after. Training partner has been injured, hopefully he'll be ok during the run.
DanA - that is some course profile Legs feel tired just looking at it. Did you follow Nicky Spinks's double BG round over the weekend. 132miles, 84 peaks and 54,000ft of climbing in 45hrs....wow.
TR - belated happy birthday, hope your M49 running days are better than your M48 ones
CW - impressively quick considering your racing in the weeks beforehand!
Trying to get focused on my 100km race a week on Sat. I was slightly concerned by the 1,400m of accent, but should just look at DanA's course profile to think I'm lucky. A bit of advice from the ultra experts please, how should a 100km taper differ from a marathon? I normally carb deplete, but thinking I'll skip this as an extra 1 or 2 kg on the start-line is probably a good thing
CW - "manage 34M @ 6:45/M" that would be great going...I did 37M @ 6:54 m/m yesterday and even though I was finished at work by 10am I could really feel the day warming up! Good luck, I'll be following with interest. The maths behind "when will the car catch-me" sounds like a good exam question!
Padams - well done, I know those bike paths are never the fastest and the wind was quite brisk at times today. The fact that BF ran 2:31 tells you that the course/conditions wasn't fast. Although 69 by Marigold the week after 2:20 is impressive
RB - great run Sounds like a great race...although those final few miles sounded really tough. The field did seem to be first class. Recover well.
Rested on Monday and Tues after London and then managed 50M for the rest of week. Another 37M commute planned this week, last one before the 100km