We're just back from Lochaber (via Loch Ness - I've been here for 3 years and wanted to see it), checked results and am so relieved to find out that I finally have a marathon time that starts with a 3! Admittedly, the next 2 numbers are rather high, but that doesn't really matter. A brief report will follow (no, really..) but it went pretty well - some very tight IT bands for the last 3 miles but generally I almost enjoyed it!
Thanks for the good luck wishes. An early night, I think. If you raced Balloch or anywhere else yesterday, I hope it went well.
Thanks TP... yeah, one of the things I thought when someone advised "11 bowls of pasta" was that that was a good way to spend 3 days on the toilet. Although this guy has done a few marathons in his time. Hmmm... well, I might as well eat this cookie, just in case. I wouldn't like to jeapordise my race time by not eating it.
FFB - a 20 mile run as part of a taper? That's one tough taper. Happy anniversary, though!
n(Life Sciences & Allied Applications / Animals) another name for a horsefly esp one of the genus Haematopota[from Old Norse kleggi Well, that's that question answered. They don't sound very nice to be bitten by. If, indeed, there is anything that is nice to be bitten by. Welcome Lee-Anne. I remember looking at the Balfron 10K last year, then being far too disorganised to enter it. Good luck with it. Last night, I went to Morrisons and bought lots of carbohydrates, because I'm allowed to eat as much as I want for the next 3 days, or something. Do any of you actually do carb-loading? I read some of the web sites about it, and I think I'm going to spend the next 3 days feeling sick if I eat what some of them recommend. Also, the same people that told me to carb-load told me to go for couple of runs in the days before the marathon. They are wise running people, but I don't get it - surely one counteracts the other?
Hi there. Do I start this with the obligatory "I'm sorry to be so crap at keeping up."? I hope people have all been well.
I got to meet a couple of forumites in recent months... UTC at Falkirk - was that really a month and a half ago? - and Kirsty and Scobos at recent park runs. I may have met others of you, but I'm assuming you don't actually look like rabbits and meerkats, so your internet disguises serve you well.... Also, that isn't a real photo of me on my avatar either.
Anyway... Is anyone going to Lochaber this weekend? I might do a run there!