Not as well as I hoped in my case HS. Despite trying an electrolyte drink and compression socks the dreaded cramps in my calf muscles made an appearance at around 9.5mls. They got worse and worse and I ended up walking a lot of the last 3mls. But I managed to keep running in the finishing straight and over the line. Not how I wanted to complete Bath and it has just reinforced my decision to give up trying to run HM's and stick to 10k races in future. The only exception will be the 10ml race in my home town.
Thanks for the good wishes for tomorrow everyone ..
JJ - good luck with the house improvements - we are in the throes of trying to move house so plenty of potential for problems depending on how things go.
Exhausted - I'm not overly stressed about getting a cramp - it will be more a case of "Here we go again .." if it does happen. But thanks for the tip of stamping the leg down.
Columba - the 'Senior Moments' thread always brings a smile to my face. My number is 14594 but I certainly hope that won't be my finishing position! I see we get assigned to pens based on our number so don't know if that means I will be at the back of the orange pens somewhere? I'll keep an eye out for you.
HS - well done re that club tempo session.
BIW - hope the chilli & rice helped with J's cold.
We are heading for Bath this afternoon and staying overnight - will mean a less early (and less stressful!) start tomorrow morning. I've just been setting myself up to use cashless parking for the first time - hope it works!
Oh dear .. I see it's been a week since I last posted.
Lots of good running and swimming, visits to 'that' London with grandchildren and other stuff going on I see.
BIW - thanks for the catch-up - I had been wondering why you hadn't posted. Hope you thawed out okay after you got back from Bavaria. BTW, I am the same re McD .. but I hate them with a venegance and would rather go thirsty than even buy a coffee from them.
Columba - welcome back after your enforced break re internet access not being set up correctly. I am friends with Red on Facebook but have been too busy to get on there lately.
Exhausted - re dishwashers and laundry .. there's a 'Senior Moments' thread on Fetch you can post on if you don't manage to stop yourself next time.
HS - I recorded the track cycling at the weekend and enjoyed what I saw but I must confess, after almost 3hrs worth of viewing I admitted defeat and deleted it.
As I mentioned, life has been very busy lately but I'm hoping that will change very soon.
I had planned to go out for some easy 3ml runs this week but they didn't happen. So my next run will be the Bath HM itself on Sunday. I am confident I can do the distance okay. My concern (as you know) is that I will suffer from cramps in the calves. But I will wear my compression socks and make sure I have my electrolyte drink both before and during the race and hope that stops the worst of the effects should the cramps occur. I will try and get back on here as soon as possible to let you know how I get on.
Red - I do love a good typo/misheard word like those I mentioned. In my job as an IT support person I deal with incidents raised by our help desk. I have collected screen prints of some classic ones. Like the lady from Liverpool who was supposed to have a problem with the "Daily Weark Program" (must have been the accent when she said "work"). Or the person who complained "the system is bugged" (think there was a silent "er" in their somewhere).
HS - same thing here. I bought Saucony Guide 7 which were an upgrade from the Guide 5 I had been using. Having done some long runs in the Guide 7, the Guide 5 have now been 'retired'. But I haven't yet done the "all retired shoes shuffle down one - oldest ones get dumped" procedure. Hope you don't get too wet later.
I set my alarm for 6:30am (normal time) and when it went off I laid back for "a few minutes". I didn't wake up again until 8am which just goes to prove to me how knackered I have been feeling lately. Still, like Red I am supposed to be tapering for my HM so I'm not too bothered .. may just leave it and run at the weekend.