I was reading the asics 3:30 (tim) post and reading the nutritional advice on there. Fruit juice seems a good option for loading carbs fast without the bloat of pasta. I was never sure whether I over or under ate during marathon training so 2 weeks ago I started tracking on myfitnesspal. Think its fair to say I underway most days which really surprises me as I'm well known amongst friends for being a human dustbin.
Pete - some great 800s there. Your slowest was equal to my fastest when I did them last week.
After a shocker of a week and every runfeeling hard I had a little word with myself to up my game. Low and behold my body responded nicely today with 35k (22m) in 2:59. A little over 8mm and a few seconds faster than my advised p&d target. Felt damn good though and even ran the last 1k at Mara pace. It was also the first day of this training plan that I've had gels. One before the run and the other at around half way. Also stopped at a shop forms snickers and a powerade
I have one pair of these which i got from Sketchers in new york. Havent been able to find them over here but they are super comfy. The only downside is they feel heavier than normal shorts. I cant specifically think of whether i have worn them for long or short runs but i dont think ive ever worn them for a race. No reason i wouldnt though.
RRR - Ive only ever had a couple and both have asked me if i have any trouble spots and they spend a little longer on them. Generally they are just a strong massage that really get deep into the muscles and release any knots and remove toxins/acid buildups. I felt really sore the day after both of mine but once that initial soreness was gone my legs were feeling really fresh.