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tips for carbohydrate loading

Posted: Yesterday at 20:30
I wouldn't go over the top for a half. Just cut out fibre and too much fat in the 24 hrs before. A decent breakfast, toast etc, about 3 hrs before should suffice.

Giants Head Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 17:23
Cake, I spent last weekend racing 32 miles of the South Cornwall Coast Path and thoroughly enjoyed it. The race also included camping, food beer etc.

So this seems right up my (new) street.

Point me in the right direction....

Posted: Yesterday at 17:03
I've just raced a very hilly 32 miler on the Cornish Coast path last weekend and my advice would be to get specific in your training if the race will involve hills.

From IM you will have the base fitness and a marathon plan would be good to follow but instead of the interval sessions I would swap that with hill repeats, including practicing running hard on the downs as you will need to get used to it on the day.

Giants Head Marathon 2015

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:24
Very tempted by this one.


Posted: 21/08/2014 at 22:06
Is it that time of year already?

What are those 2 brand of trainers that have stupdily cushioned soles?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 11:34
Must be Hoka!

What has made you go down this route? They mainly seem popular with serious ultra runners.

Are these running shoes or just for fashion?

Posted: 21/08/2014 at 11:30
As Dave and Cougie have said, getting the correct shoes is important if you are having issues.
Maybe sacrifice some run-time to get properly asessed in the shop. In the long run it will be a benefit.
Go for the shoes that are best fit your running not the ones that look the prettiest.


Posted: 20/08/2014 at 17:21
What does your training plan say?
If in doubt follow that.

And after the to keep fitness?

Posted: 20/08/2014 at 14:04
I'm with Booktrunk on this one. I always have another event signed up in advance. It stops me falling off the wagon and eating too much and training too little. It doesn't have to be an A race just an event you like.
I also like to look back on how my last lot of training worked and what i could do better. Eg. For me I have spent the last 12 months concentrating on off road and longer distance events and have probably neglected my speed / tempo sessions so am going to work on this for the next few months.
Just mix things up and keep it interesting.

Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon - FREE Registration

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 18:04
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Anyone heard of this happening before? 
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Anyone else not able to access this one anymore?  
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How often do they change the requirements? 
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Anyone know what the rules are?  
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How many is too many? 
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Has anyone not received their form yet? 
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Is this a guaranteed place? 
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