Posted: 27/08/2014 at 06:18
Welcome in. Well done on the Tri. I really need to sort my swimming out before I can attempt one. As for help, if you spend your time running and riding in the Peak then SNOD will not have any hills.... I come from Suffolk, spent 25 years in Berkshire, and moved to just north of Chesterfield a year ago. My hill climbing has improved immensely. Suffolk & Berkshire don't have hills. Well, not in comparison anyway.
Recovery is over rated.....Though that could be why I'm only recently back running after 6 months on the sidelines.
Don't kill yourself on the first hill up to Pen-y-Pass, use the down to Pen-y-Gwryd hotel to recover, let yourself go along the track and road to Beddgelert (halfway in distance, 1/4 in effort!) then comes the long pull towards Rhyd Ddu (2.5m), take it easy up there and recover after the water in the wood, race the train (sorry, different race....) past the lake to Betws Garmon at which point the hill at Waunfawr starts coming to mind.
Trust me, unless you're JD not many run all the way up here. I resolved to a couple of years back, and got passed by a lady power walking up it. Once at the top, it's just a 2 mile sprint to the end. That's my knowledge done!
This will be my fifth SNOD, and my fifth year running. There's definitely something about this race. Could just be the company on here. Enjoy and have fun.
If you fancy meeting up for a run on the moors, give me a shout.
FR, only done one in Scotland, Loch Ness. Very pleasant, followed the next day by wandering up Nevis, the wife was happy, she didn't have to keep telling me to slow down for once.
Brer, Ultra, followed by a Mara as a cool down. Nice to see you're taking it easy this year after last year.....
SD, Are you sure? Plenty of time to go yet. I'm sure T Rex can help with a three week plan.
NG, Legs lie. At least that's what I tell myself when they swear there's nothing left in them.
JD, agree with you about the fuelling the runs properly and losing weight thing. I've managed to lose 20 of the 30 pounds I put on, don't think I'll lose the rest before SNOD.
JB, hope you enjoyed your run and your clubmate didn't kill you. Though when I've run with people who are loads faster than me, I seem to be able to (briefly) go faster than I thought I could!
Well, didn't manage any runs over the weekend. Busy walking, climbing. Out with the club last night for 10m. The worst thing about where we meet for Summer runs, it's in Dore and the first mile is straight up on to the moors, 600 feet. That always gets me, takes me another couple of miles to recover.
Catch you all later.