RE get stuck into that foam roller and hopefully the reduced mileage will ease it. Westy i did Paris a few years ago, from what i can remember there was a long queue for the medical form at the expo and they didnt even look at it, just some young lad collecting slips of paper so you have nothing to worry about. MM and Millsy great LRs going on there Men - enjoy the holiday great time to be heading away with the weather like this here.
I did the Kingston HM today and got a PB of 1:25:59 was hoping for 1:24:59 which seems to be the minimum requirement to have a crack off sub 3 but got a pain in my ribs at mile 9 and had to slow down and eventually stop for 10 secs and stretch it, the pain went and my last mile was my quickest. Weird as i got this same pain in some of my LT sessions during the last plan but this is the first time on this one. Pancake flat course so no excuses there although slighty windy, didnt taper for it so its hard to know if sub 3 is on or not. Then 7 cool down miles after a short stop at the finish to make up the 20 but they averaged 7:45 as that felt comfortable after the quicker stuff! Not the confidence booster i was hoping for but glad its taper time!
Aleik - I agree its probably worth getting battered if this race is your A goal and aren't in a rush to do a race soon afterwards. I have kind of allowed for a minute over run by training for 6:50 pace when my real target is 6:52 pace. Having knife edge targets makes them all the sweeter when you beat it!
Westy - regarding what to eat during the taper I think I'm going to try and lower my carb intake as I usually put on weight during the taper, obviously will carb up a few days beforehand. Ruth (RW nutritionist) has mentioned this on another thread.
Congrats to all who raced last weekend. Some cracking PBs Too many to mention them all but it looks like Scott is now the biggest sandbagger on this thread with his soft target!
Andrews, Westy, Slowkola junior and Madbee hope you get over the sniffles/lurgy quickly
I was meant to do Eton Dorney HM on Sunday but my GF had a family domestic to deal with so ended up going to Devon for the weekend, didn't know what to run as I had mini tapered for the half, So did 14m @7:27 on Saturday and 22 @7:23 on Sunday. I have found a half this weekend (Kingston) which I think ill do, but not sure as I think 3 weeks out is a bit close.
Doing my 10th marathon at Manchester next month and hoping to crack the 3 hr barrier for the 1st time.. Can you advise on carb depletion 5-6 days before the marathon. Is this still the thinking before carb loading a few days before marathon day ?
Also can you suggest snacks high in carbs to eat the day or two before race day, I know the main foods like pasta, rice, breads etc but just looking for snacks with high carbs.