I wasnt very clear in the Gel comment, sorry. I was relating it to the HR Monitor strap gel posts a couple of pages back.
But, as you raise that point, remember back to my Beachy run, with the dodgy tummy and hammy issues etc, I have also just gone back to using those gels on this long run, and am pleased to add that not one even small sign of tummy issues happened! so result there. I do seem to have gone off the coffee/double caffiene ones tho, so will stick to the fruit/chocolate ones for now. I do like the High5 IsoGels, they are more liquid and so easy to take with the added help of adding salts at the same time.
Well, I tried the gel and first run it didnt seem to make a lot of difference but settled after a mile instead of 1.5-2. last nights lsr I used more of it and it settled a bit quicker, so maybe it need more still. I have to say it seemed smoother in it working tho.
Anyway, 18 miles done last night, 3:40 @ 11:56mm, 141 (75%) HR, and 6 more b2b this morning with Roni at 13:56mm 120 (65%) HR feeling a bit achy now
41 miles this week, plus been back to swimming again! been looking forward to doing nothing else this weekend Ive also decided to drop the Monday Tempo for a while, I think I need to settle into the 5 days and B2B before I up things again, or will probably just end up knackered all the time again which I dont want!
Chick: sounds like you are well on your way back now? You find it hard to get TO 80%, I find it hard to stay UNDER 80%
BT: That sounds about right, if it feels really slow and awkward to start with, cant be far off and +1 for doing a MHR test as soon as you can manage one, hill repeats at effort should load it up a bit!
Spence: can you get that recipe plse ? sounds delish! I can try the interweb, but someones already good version is preffered The only Pascale I know is Joe
Coco: Hope your letting yourself take it easy and hope your visit goes well. Our house has 2 per room too, what a stupid idea! but it was built in 1964 by muppets and there wasnt the need for many then. When we eventually get our loft converted, I plan to have rather a lot in each room.
Scott got fit so that he could enjoy running in the hills etc so he did not start "training " for races but for fitness so he could get out in the hills more.The racing came second .
Best reason I have heard for some time and can totally relate to it! Enjoy your walk/run.
Pippi: keep practicing! just remember to leave enough time to think about unclipping before you NEED to unclip Shoes look the biz too.
18 miles done last night, 3:40 @ 75% HR, and 6 more b2b this morning at 65% HR with Roni so aching a little! and I need to follow my own suggestion too ... put headtorch on charge after every use! last hour last night it was more like a drunk glowworm than a torch but didnt want to stop at all on that run so stuck with glowworm instead of switching to spare in my backpack
Meldy: and news from the lodger?
Think I will try and laze around with the cats this afternoon, cant think of anything urgent to do.