Hi Rossi71, sound a bit obvious but make sure your physio knows your running on Sunday ( They will already I am sure ) so they go easy on you, not too deep and not too hard (that sounds a bit mucky but you know what I mean!). You dont want to be sore for the race................just a very gentle rubdown would be great. Hope it goes well
RP2. The others are right. You will be fine if you've done that mileage.
Just off for a very gentle 6 miler and am nervous. I hate these last couple of runs and am just glad to get back safe and in one piece .... will let you know !
Hi all, Not contributed for a while but been popping in for a read now and again.
Glad everyone seems to be doing ok
Did my last longish run on Sunday, 10 mls in 9's nice and steady then it's a 6 Tuesday, 6 Thursday then roll on Edinburgh.
Like a lot do, I've had a few niggles that the physio has had a rub at. Tight right hamstring ended up with that kinesiology tape on it (don't know if it did any good though) and a sore'ish left calf needed work. All seems ok now and heavy legs getting fresher so I guess that's the taper effect !!
On the gel / nutrition debate. I wear shorts with a mesh pocket on the side and a zippy pocket on the back and they take 2 gels each and don't wobble at all. Don't forget though that there's stuff being dished out on the day too. I plan to have mine at 5, 10, 15 & 20 miles and a late one when am feeling like dead man runnin' !!
Will have a normal 'ish brekkie, cereal, toast and juice. Will probs have a banana about an hour before and will be sipping a sports drink in the hour before the gun.
Make a list and check it and if your traveling, take clothing for each weather possibility and decide on the morning . Take a crap top to wear at the start that you can chuck away if it's chilly.
Then go to the loo and when you've done that join the queue again for another try!
Oh how many times I have seen people rushing off into the bushes 2 miles into a race ?!
Above all folks, enjoy yourself. Getting to the start is an achievement and getting to the finish line is brilliant.