Morning everyone - Can't seem to find tracking thing for Snowdon Will have to wait until we hear back from Mowzer and KK.
Shades - Sounds like you are going to have a great day What a fantastic service you get from that hotel - will you try an ice bath after? I don't think I would be brave enough. LOL at you going for Guinness and chips instead of the laid on recovery food too!
Emmy - I have googled that Stort ultra and have to agree with SK - bonkers!! That would be a complete nightmare for me. Miles of grassy track, dead flat by the side of a canal and then the same thing all the way back... the day after a full marathon too - Good luck to you!
SK - Bugger the culinary capital of the world... I'll swap you a piece of tarte aux pommes for a pot noodle and a packet of pickled onion Monster Munch any day of the week!!
Gorgeous day here. We are off to get some buiding materials and I am then going to run back from the shop which will be a nice change of route for me. I will not be carrying any purchases with me this time though!
SK - I really wish you hadn't mentioned pickled onion Monster Munch. Haven't had those in years and now I'm craving them! (They've been added to my list!)
Lovely and fresh and cold this morning. Couldn't find my gloves so ended up wearing a pair of the boys' luminous skull and crossbones ones. Great. On passing through the forest I heard two stags calling out. I am used to hearing the one to my right but it was the first time I'd heard one on my left side. Thinking how lucky I was to experience something like that when it suddenly occured to me that they might be throwing out some kind of challenge, resulting in them charging towards each other leaving me as some kind of fluorescent sandwich in the middle. A bit of unplanned tempo run until I reached a safer distance. I know I have a vivid imagination and things always seem more dramatic when it's dark!
Anyway, Shades have a fab weekend in Dublin and a great race, Mowzer and KK good luck to you too (Remember... you are being watched ) - and good luck to anyone else racing this weekend.
Thank you everyone for the recovery fuel advice. I'd never thought about eating a sandwich afterwards but tried it today after a 23k and it went down a treat. SK, my mum is coming over in a couple of weeks and I have put in an order for those M+S caramel waffle biscuits you eat. Every time you mention them it makes my mouth water!
Shades - That's really good news about your injuries. It sounds like you are going to be on form to make the most of your Irish weekend
Big G - That's great that you got a 6 miler in without any complaints from the Achilles too.
Mowzer and KK - I would really love to do Snowdon one day. Only you Mowzer would enter a mountain marathon when you don't actually like hills!!! That made me laugh I have noted both of your numbers and will be stalking you on Saturday. I enjoyed following the Chesterites so am up for the next best thing to being there!
Big G - I am a great believer in listening to yourself and doing what you feel is right. Personally I think it would be too soon to start forcing yourself to sort out Claire and Jay's things. You will do it when you are ready to do so. Making long term plans and arrangements to do things during the week sound like a good idea to me too - don't stress yourself by over analysing what you're doing either. I know this is probably easier said than done though. If you do feel you are doing too much then you can always cancel a couple of things until you feel up to doing them.
Shades - Children all on the mend thank you.
On a nutrition point - what is the best recovery food after a long run - proteins or milk or both? I usually have a chocolate milk carton but should I be eating some protein too? I have heard there is a "window" of time when it is best to eat and I think it's up to an hour after stopping exercise but I'm not sure. Any advice welcome!