OMG! ( I think thats the first time in my life I have ever said that). I work in a gym as a PT and was thinking of ways to raise some money for a local chairty and rather foolishly came up with the idea of running 24hours on a treadmill. The only time I will come off is to use the bathroom and change my socks.
I've got my running plan(of sorts) I'm starting at 8pm and aim to run for 10 minutes and walk for one where I pan to fuel. This is how I hope to be able to run for the first 12 hours. Once I'm at this point I will gage it to see how I feel and will either stick with the 10:1 or drop this down to 5:1 for a while and go with what my body is telling me - Which I hope will not be to stop!!
My main concern is how to fuel my body to give me the best chance of not failing.
If anyone has ever done anything like this I would love to hear your thoguhts on what to eat/drink during and also what your running plan was.
Nothing to report on my swim tonight as had to cancel my lesson. Took part in the shocking event 'run to the beat' on Sunday and had an knee injury flair up in the 1st mile. Ended up throwing myself around in 1hr 43 - 13 minutes off my target. paying for it today!
Hope to be back in action for next Monday. Might go for a few swims later this week.
yeah i agree wilkie on the 'most PTs are necessarily runners'.....some of the PTs I have seen I wouldnt trust with any form of 'advice'....thats another thread though.
I asked the girl which 1/2 she was doing (as she was quite nice too!)..turns out she has already done 2 and belongs to a local club. I told her to speak to people at the club rather than the nice boy at the gym....(i know the coach at her club and he was a XC champ!)
Nick I'm a PT and I work in a gym and I run. (The hardest part is admitting it) But I still have to agree with you. I run and enjoy running, I can pass on my own experience but I'm not a running coach. I would have found out that she belonged to a running club and in fact had completed 2 runs of this distance already. I would have sent her to see the coach at the running club and looked to work on other aspects to complement her running.
Annoys me that some PT's will try to train almost anyone no matter their goals and then wonder why they have a long list of injured ex-clients yet a happy physio they do referrals to.