stilldreaming - I used the water pouches for the first time on the Oulton Park half a few weeks back – didn’t know what I’d been handed but figured you had to squeeze it; after several attempts of nothing coming out I "really" squeezed - nearly drowned; water out of my eyes, ears, nose; still coughing up water out of my lungs as I type this – be careful out there!
A grand day out! Everyone was superb. Thank you Preston and everyone involved. I had a dreadful third quarter after hitting half way in 2 hours, couldn't believe the 15min mile rate I dropped to, dragged myself through the doldrums and managed to string a last few good miles together. Think I came in around 4:45 (forgot to stop the watch as usual!). Wonderful memories; well done Preston!
Great massage at the expo then cheesy potato sausage pie followed be lemon meringue for lunch in a cafe under the hall. Chinese noodles followed by eccles cakes for tea and just chomping my way through a bag of chocolate raisins with a bottle of water. Tried my yellow flourescent guild running vest on and I look morbidly obese in it so will go with my usual black kit; so sliming it transforms me into a wraith, and with rain on the way I know it'll treat me better than something I've not worn before. Marathon number 292. Don't forget to put the clocks back! Good luck everyone!
I've only been using speed sessions in the last year; consequently my total mileage has dropped, but, I've pb'd twice, I still do long runs of 16 and 20 in the lead up to the big day though, they're not a chore for me, I love 'em! Injury free for years too...I put that down to regular leg massage though.