Posted: 04/02/2015 at 07:12
SSC - I don't really get on with gels. They make me need to run into the bushes frankly. I don't really bother with anything on even a long run, except water when it is hot. I occasionally have the sports drink in a race if available.
JF2 - I used to run at faster paces only, 7:40-7:50 as easy, LSR at 8:30 with MP at 7:15. These days I have lost a some speed due to my lay off, but generally run at a slower paces anyway.
Good to hear you are back Lorenzo - a 40m ultra at start of April would be good for Comrades if you treat it as a catered long run, rather than a race.
I pick up an injurette in my right addductor and hip. It seems I didn't recover from the HM and hurt myself a bit in the tempo the following Tuesday and finished it off on my LSR. I'm having an enforced cutback week and running doubles to get volume with as little exertion as possible.
Happy running all