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Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 15:39

See you there heroine. Try and put your feet up either side of the 5k!

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 09:15

One thing I haven't done yet is any runs at the pace I'll be going on the day. Even the run/walk LSR's I've done have been at 12 minute miles. Might have to make sure my last couple of short easy ones are done at race pace, just to see what it feels like.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 05/07/2015 at 09:10

I was having similar thoughts at various points yesterday Alastair. This time next week I'll be at the start, I'll be 20 miles in, I'll be finished (hopefully!). God these races take over your life don't they?

Did my last run of any real distance yesterday. Ten miles, pretty easy. 4 miles very easy this morning and then it will be just a few very gentle, short leg stretchers during the week.

Just logistics to worry about now! My main concern, is there a toilet on the coach?!

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 12:11

I know it well gloshawk. Cotswold Way is a regular stomping ground for me.

Yes, despite feeling so bad, I was at least able to see the benefit of it coming when it did, rather than much closer. Hopefully that's all out of the way now.

I'm not taking a huge amount of food but I like to have a bit of variety with me.

I know what you mean about complicated. The additional distance just makes it so much more important to cover all eventualities.

Race to the Stones 2015

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 10:16

Wow, a week from now I'll be crapping myself and trying to get all my shit together to head over to Avebury. Can't believe how quickly it's come round.

Just two days ago, on the hottest day of the year, I spent all day in bed feeling utterly dreadful. No idea what it was but I was absolutely shattered, nauseous, headache and sweats. The weather was unbearable. Laying there then, the thought of doing 100k (I think of nothing else at the moment!) in 10 days was impossible. I was almost convinced I'd be pulling out I felt so bad. Now, two days later, I'm completely recovered and felt fresh as a daisy on a 6 miler this morning.

Just thinking about all the stuff I have to sort out before next weekend. Food, headtorch (haven't used it in months and am not even sure where it is), etc.

Forecast looks good anyway. 20 degrees, sunny intervals.

Energy tablets

Posted: 03/07/2015 at 10:05

It's definitely personal preference Anne. Ideally, you'd eat just real food but if it's not practical to carry the amount you'd need or if you think you'd not be able to stomach it all, then it wouldn't hurt to have a few gels or tablets on hand for when you need them. The least disgusting gels for me (although they're still pretty gross) I have found, are the SiS ones. They're also pretty easy to come by, being sold in Sainsbury's and some other places I'd imagine. Worth trying them first though to see if they work for you.

I would try and get as many calories in from real food as you can though. I've done trail marathons when I wasn't that fit and felt I needed gels to get me through and after a few, you really do start to feel queasy at the thought of another. I now use them very rarely and stick to stuff like nakd bars, flapjacks, bananas etc.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 14:03

"I've cut right back on my sugar intake. It's really easy, I don't miss it at all."

Said between mouthfuls of sugar laden low fat yoghurt.

Yeah, well done.

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 13:54

Standing by my desk and cutting your fingernails so the pieces land on my desk is seriously fucking bad manners and truly disgusting.

Running on country roads

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 12:45

Never had any major issues running on lanes, which I do a lot. Only ever negative comment I've had from a motorist was on a narrow lane when I was told to "stop listening to music and you might hear a car coming". The pillock didn't know I was actually listening to a podcast, quietly and had heard him coming perfectly well, but was running on a bit further to where there was a passing place. Apparently he thought I should have just thrown myself into the nettles immediately to avoid him having to slow down.

Run a thousand miles in 2015

Posted: 30/06/2015 at 10:24

5 and a bit this morning early, before it got too hot, to take me over the 800 mile mark at halfway. 804 miles is the current total.

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