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Edinburgh 2015

Posted: 28/04/2015 at 13:47

Speedy recovery vibes heading your way Skylarker, hope you feel better soon.

Manchester Marathon completed in 4:16:12, not quite the 4:15 I was after but a PB by over 4mins is not to be sniffed at.  Legs have held up ok...stairs were not the enemy on the Monday so hopefully Edinburgh won't be too messy.  12miles for us this weekend, 18 next and then it's back to the taper 

Ogechi, why so many 20+ training runs?

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Posted: 21/04/2015 at 13:44

Previous best 4:20:37...was after 4:15...managed 4:16:12   Hip started really hurting which it hadn't done at all in at about 21miles I had to stop & try to stretch it...then I started to feel sick to the point where even a sip of water felt like it was going to put in a reappearance so the planned last gel was a non starter and Mr CS had to practically drag me along the finishing straight I was that done in.  In reflection I have to chuckle...Mr CS was shouting at me to keep going (he had permission to shout at me) and this nice bloke running along side us offered "walk 100 run 100" and Mr CS shouted at me to not walk any... I unfortunately had to ignore him just to break up the constant repetition on my hip...but the walk breaks were the tiniest walk breaks and I'm really pleased with my time. 

Was nice to meet you Legend777, although I think Mr CS spent more time talking to you 

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Posted: 16/04/2015 at 20:21

Another vote for the old trainers JJ, 300 miles is only just over halfway through the life of your trainers (according to manufacturers) so I reckon you'll be fine.  Mr CS has just informed me his trainers of choice for this Sunday currently have 451 miles logged in them.

That's me done...3.5miles runned this evening...was meant to be about a minute slower than MP *whistles innocently* it may have been more like MP...oops!!

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Posted: 16/04/2015 at 15:17

Eek have just done a quick calculation & I should be eating 485g of carbs...that's a lot of food. 

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Posted: 16/04/2015 at 14:47

I don't think I'm carb loading enough...I had my regular porridge for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch (2 slices nimble bread) with a bag of skinny popcorn, I'll have a banana this afternoon (as usual) and I think I'll make a chicken risotto for dinner.  May need to eat more cake   

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 16/04/2015 at 13:47

Jonny have you tried eating a clif bar mid run in training?  If the answer is no, I really wouldn't recommend it for the marathon.  What goes down nicely when you've finished might not sit quite so well whilst you're still running. 

I have to admit I like races with out & back sections as I find people watching takes my mind off the effort I'm putting in.  In half marathons I'm usually trying to spot Mr CS as he is so much faster than me.

Legend, I've texted Fi to let her know you've given the pub the thumbs up 

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Posted: 16/04/2015 at 10:22

Snaffle, that's the Dopey not the Goofy...we did the Goofy challenge in 2012, saving like mad to go back & do the Dopey in 2018..we really do plan that far ahead   That was Mr CS 1st marathon..the day after a Half Marathon...loved every second of it.  Remember to get loads of photos with the characters and I strongly recommend the race retreat, it's a bit pricey but totally worth it.

Fueling for me is every 4 miles alternate jelly beans & high 5 gels.  I only drink water on the course as I can't stomach the sports drinks.  

Last year my Garmin measured Niagara it measured long...I think I prefer Manchester miles to Canadian 

So hands up who is going to the Bishops afterwards for a pint...and those with local knowledge, how do I get there from the finish area?

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Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:38

I case you couldn't guess, I 'm a huge fan of Disney which means that poor Mr CS has the joy of joys of getting dragged along to the cinema...we used to at least pretend the kids had chosen not to sit with us (we don't have kids), we just don't care lol.  Big Hero 6 had some seriously laugh out loud moments.  Looking forward to the Frozen mini movie. 

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Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:19

Stan, my last run will be a steady 3 miles tomorrow...personally I opt for as little as possible the day before a marathon making sure that I've eaten & drank sufficient.  We're looking at going to the pictures Saturday afternoon; I want to see Cinderella 

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Posted: 15/04/2015 at 11:16

That's the brand name I was trying to think of Robin & it just wouldn't come.  I had a blood blister once right on the end of my girl error with the socks, I hadn't smoothed them out properly before setting off on a 16 mile run, I was in absolute agony by the end.  Compeed meant I could at least put proper shoes on until I plucked up the courage to pop & iodine it...blood blisters apparently do not heal in the same way as normal blisters.

I could share about shaving but that may be classed as TMI 

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