Certainly agree with the guilt-free eating and drinking
Woke up at normal run time this morning, couldn't get back to sleep so went out for the proposed 8 miler and got round although still suffering a bit. No real aches and pains just a very runny nose and sore throat, medicinal drinks all round tonite and I'll see how I feel about tomorrow morning's proposed run
Hopefully the weather should be more clement than the previous 2 Saturdays
good to see that you are having another go at it robin.
Cheers Pete, am going into it with eyes wide open and I know alot of first-timers this year so am sort of providing sage advice. Would be nice to aim for a sub-4 this time but I know what I need to do training and race-wise and have settled on a bespoke plan that falls between a get-you-round and P&D 55
Made the mistake of going out last night with a cold coming on and got soaked so suffering a bit today.
Can relate to JCD's planning nightmare, Christmas Day and Boxing Day are out next week plus I have a full day of appointments on Monday so I'm going to be juggling to get my 4 runs in next week, looks like the LSR could be Christmas Eve and I may be running in some form or other for the next few consecutive days
Ive got some friends who ran in Manchester 2 or 3 years ago and they said it rained non stop the whole day and was the most miserable experiences of their lives. Apparently the race went down in running folklore for those who survived it. Heres to hoping for a sunny yet mild and calm day on April 19th anyway.
It was indeed horrendous in 2012 (I was spectating that year following rugby training down at Heywood Road in Sale).
For the last couple of years, that I've participated it has been dry but overcast and pretty perfect for running.
The other issue a couple of years ago was the course going through Dunham and Partington which were waterlogged and spectator free and then a bit of a disaster with the baggage collection
The organisers have learnt from mistakes and the start/finish at OT provides a decent location for all the essentials
Sounds like a P&D 55 mile plan in the offing Sean or something along those lines