A good link to the pacing website PMJ, something I'd like to do at some stage.
Yes the Equinox race is supposed to be equal light/night time. The only thing to take into account at night is the cold and dew, but weather will be a big factor too so got to be prepared with changes of clothes etc. It's hard to know what some runners did in their longer laps as it is chipped timed when you finish a lap you can go off the course. So you are free to sleep/eat/toilet/massage etc. I think the guy that won it certainly didn't sleep, but probably had a few rests here and there. My tactic is the run/walk theory, starting at a really easy pace and never getting under 8.30 pace and hope for the best. I'm not planning on sleeping (but that may change at 3am!) as I think the stiffness in the legs will set in. As far as distance is concerned, they advertise it as a 10k course, but last year we were all measuring just under at about 5.95 miles per lap. But there were a few tight turns, so the magic number would be 17 laps to ensure 100 miles to be on the safe side.
I'll also be trying a product called Tailwind which is a calorie, hydration and electrolyte drink. Salf has used this on her Ultra/trail runs and swears by it. So that's a good endorsement for me!
Sounds like you have the balance right Slokey of eat, eat, drink, exercise repeat. The weight will come off soon.
Good luck with the 1.40 pacing job PMJ. Do you have to carry one of those flags? Event I'm training for in the Equinox 24 in just under 3 weeks, although I might do a marathon too in late October.
A good month of running indeed there Badbark. Impressive mileage and results for the month.
Nice bit of trail running there GM and enjoying it too!
Nice bit of weekend activities Abbers.
I've found the back to back weekend long runs a good way to build up the endurance over the weeks. And doing this longer 24 training has been a good psychological boost too that I can do it. Although it has also prompted me to look at diet/food and water intake too.
My wife would kill me if I entered Commrades Poacher...
Cracking session there Jools and some good long term plans with the running. I'd love to do New York, but have heard it's quite expensive?
That 3 months notice is a good chance to looking out for something new G-Dawg. Sound like a rough 10 miler there, but I bet you're glad you finished it.
10 miles last night made up of 3 x laps round the local park with 8 @ 7.35 pace and the last 2 @ 8.30 pace. Then 10 miles tonight with 7 miles XC at the running Club. Can't get connected to Garmin Express at the moment after updating the software, so might have to uninstall and try again.
Sorry to hear your bad news G-Dawg and hope you find something soon. Keep thinking positive.
Interesting parkrun result Birch. A group hug at the end?
Hope your rest had helped your niggles Gul.
Good over distance run lorenzo.
Great race report Badbark and good luck for your 4 marathon goal.
Nice solo/team 5k race Jools.
Uber mileage this weekend with a 24 hour training challenge. Started klwith 15.5 miles on Friday night at 11pm, got home just after 1 am and had a shower and some food, then off to bed for a 4.5 hour kip. Out at 7.15am and ran a 3.45.xx marathon (with a 0.3 mile warm down). I was planning to another run in the afternoon then evening but life got in the way and ended up going out just after 6pm and did another 18 miles. So scores on the doors was 60 miles in 22 hours and a total of 101miles for the week. Surfice to say today has been a rest day.