LmH - First county XC race a week Saturday, then another one the day after. Hoping to do Gosport and still hanker after that Pompey marathon, but need to co-ordinate many things: youngest swimming + athletics, eldest hockey (club and county) plus I want to go to the junior XCs that my U9/U11s take part in. Oh and we only have one car too, so that doesn't help. You're right though apart from the road relays last month and my village 10 miler in May , I've not done another road race this year (all others xc/track)
Morning all, just started writing a new one, thanks Dibs!
lyric - not sure yesterday was New Order - "Shellshock" RFJ - winning ways again! OH - sounds good, I trust you sampled some of the vineyard produce? Dibs - size 8, tubby, yeah right
what - easy run later while eldest at hockey, before that U11 coaching why - Thursday routine, plus 24x240m hill reps yesterday instead of a long run. Still ended up 10+ miles with w/u & C/d. Legs mangled last rest - Saturday last hard - yesterday
In my experience this is a very rare occurence during halfMs , although you usually get a few casualties towards the end of marathons. Have to agree with Dean, conditions wise, the weekend was nigh on perfect. As for fuelling, I'd also be interested too to hear 2wheels' take: unless it is a scorching day, then I'd say that for those running less than 2hrs, water/drinks/gels will offer limited benefit. I know it's a matter of choice, but I don't take drinks on runs if I'm out for less than 2 hours. Ric makes a valid point too about experience vs inexperience.