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Sub 3h15

Posted: 23/04/2015 at 22:13

last check-in before train down tomorrow morn - good luck everyone . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 22/04/2015 at 10:03

KR - the main part I found myself running solo was soon after halfway to maybe 21/22 miles - I don't think I passed (or was passed) for about 7 miles ! However, in the last 4 or 5 miles I started passing other runners and was able to keep focussing on the next one ahead. The worst bit by far is a loop through housing estates which is included in lap 2 at around 24 miles before you head up the slope onto the prom for the final mile or so. This loop isn't encountered on lap 1, as at the start there's a trip through the town centre which is missed out on lap 2.

MsE - classic tapering - you'll probably run a stormer

speaking of which - 4 easy today - right hamstring sore, also wondering whether to ditch my usual mara shoes for a pair I've only run 3 or 4 times in, and never more than 6 miles, but which feel much more cushioned than the usuals . . . . . . .

rest planned next 2 days (travelling Friday), 15 minute jog Sat morn,

no 27992 green start for me - if anyone wishes to stick me on the list  . . . .


Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/04/2015 at 21:40

Great stuff, SJ ! 
KR - I did Mablethorpe last year. Very well-organised; based at a school, so changing/showers. 
Course two laps and flat, however, I found myself running several miles solo in the second half after the half marathon runners finished. 

Sub 3h15

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 18:16

big results to add to SJ's, KR & JF2 - excellent work !

how far you planning tmrw, SJ?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 19/04/2015 at 14:35

Big PB - job done, and done well ! Nice one  . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 13:30

I'm on green, OO  . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 10:14

x-post - more good work, OO  . . . .

& yes, glorious morning here, too . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 18/04/2015 at 10:12

PMJ - " I get up, have a cup of tea and a slice of toast and run 20+ miles. The days before I will have had just pretty normal days with running and eating much the same as any other day".

Same here - except I don't have the toast. Previous day's diet plenty to run 20+ on. I do carb load the couple of days before a marathon (I use PSP to supplement normal diet, rather than stuff bulky solid food|), and will sip Luco during VLM, as it's available, but equally, I've done well in marathons on just water, having paid attention to (as Philip says) a few extra carbs the days prior. Never bothered with gels or beetroot or caffeine shots etc  

12 easy this morn, will rest tomorrow, so 36 this week with a week to go.

Good luck to the Mancs racers tomorrow. . . . . . . 



Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 19:38

in a word - no - 10 supposedly easy last night felt a lot harder than it should, and 6 x 1K today was very laboured  . . . . .

Sub 3h15

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 09:27

Eyup, Frazer !

Wear that vest, Badbark !!  

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