Agreed, in many ways hes no different to the rest of us. Just a regular guy with a ruthless competitive streak and and urge to make the best out of anything he does. On one hand I want to see what he can do over 5 and 10k, and maybe even 1500 but on the other hand maybe Mo just wants to see how far he can go. He has the speed, a great coach and a desire (his words) to break 2 hours for a marathon. Possible or not it would be amazing to see someone try.
Beachball, 330..... It's on the thread now so you have to go out! I'm out this evening too.
On the Mo marathon thing, might it just be greed on the part of us who are saying get back to the track so we can watch him win more medals? Maybe he's in need of the new challenge? Someone in work was slating Brendan Foster for bemoaning what was actually a verygood run and pretty much on target for what he wanted to achieve. I'm not so sure now what to think?
MS and Grendel, hope your parents recover soon as possible.
Grendel, agree, totally against the spirit. You can’t do your long run and take the week off! The whole point is 50 straight days of at least 5k. That’s the challenge.
330, I think it all depends who’s sponsoring the event! Simple as that really. You pay your money, they drink (or pretend to deink) your stuff. As B2B says, probably water during the race. Some will have a salt mix to their personal requirement. Blackcurrant squash and salt is very tasty when mixed correctly.
I have tried quite a few different energy bars/gels recently and found a lot of them to be bloody horrible. Certainly wouldn’t want to be using them on a run. Cliff bars are pretty good imo, PowerBar energize I found really tasty and easy to cope with. High5 energy bars sickly, not pleasant. SIS go bar, no thanks. I had a few with some gear I bought and tried five different thing in total. They’re okay for the extra protein but I wouldn’t pay for the stuff. I will stick to good old flapjack for my extra energy or post run recovery food. Chocolate milkshake (nesquik) is my post run drink and water my pre and during run choice. I think the most important thing is to just do the appropriate amount of training and make sure you’re hydrated in the days leading up to the event, not just the morning of the race.
Rest day for me today, been to Exeter races, had a few winners. Battered sausage and chips for tea. J
Another 5k today, didn't bother timing myself and have a feeling I ran a little faster than I would have done if I had. Anyway, four consecutive days running, the first time in my adult life! Rest day tomorrow, back out Wednesday.