I'm in, spur of the moment booked the race and hotel this lunchtime. Second marathon for me so atleast I've got an idea of what to expect this time. Glad I've got a year to prepare, at about a 2 hour half at the moment - just need to keep the long runs up every weekend, going a bit further every couple of weeks.
Maths, shorts,gloves and a long sleeve running shirt. It's the tips of my fingers that start to freeze off, even with the gloves! Oh and the ears and face seem to go a little num too :/ A balmy 2C tomorrow though for a longer run after my day of today.
Barry - Yeh it's a challenge. Haven't ever tried swimming any kind of distance before so it's all quite new to me. Stuck to the target I set religiously today so feeling good now. -2??c tomorrow at 6am for a run is going to be awful though!
I was wondering about this myself recently, although I've been reading about 16 hour fasting every day. So something like having an eating window from 12-8pm and then fasting overnight till 12pm the next day (and doing this everyday).
I've only done a little reading on this so far but I am intrigued by it. Obviously as distance runners it's beneficial to be able to tap into fat reserves as fuel and in theory forcing a fat burning state could also be useful for getting body fat % down but I'm keen to know if anyone on here has good scientific knowledge in this area. I can't imagine fasting for 16 hours causing much harm for endurance training unless you train during the fasting period (which you could simply avoid with planning). For me I run in the evening (except at weekends) so I could comfortably not eat from 9pm at night until 1pm the next day. That way I could still fuel pre-run and eat well post-run for recovery, etc.
Any thoughts on all this?
No scientific knowledge here, however when I first started running a few years back I wasn't in the habit of eating breakfast and didn't eat until 12:30pm. I'd then have dinner at about 7pm so kind of fell into the routine you described. It didn't do me any harm and I lost a fair bit of weight however I guess losing the weight was to be expected because I was just starting out plus I wasn't doing mega miles obviously.