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energy gels/drinks

Posted: 29/05/2014 at 13:51

As above water is all you need. I sometimes mix in a high 5 tab and have this prior to a long run. They are equally good to drink after to aid recovery. I have never tried the gels as im paranoid they wont agree with me and ill have a mid run emergency lol! 

Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon anyone?

Posted: 28/05/2014 at 11:14

Good review Boothy! The half course had a good few bands but not 1 per mile. However any small screw ups like this on the half were more than made up for at the end with the concert and a free beer! 

Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon anyone?

Posted: 27/05/2014 at 14:23

I really enjoyed the 1/2 marathon. I found the course to be slightly harder than the BTR one but only at the start, there's a couple more hills. The 8am start did not agree with me though, I struggled from mile the outset and went 10 mins over my PB and 4 hellish blisters, probably payback for chickening out of the marathon! Promised myself Ill do the full hit next year.

The after party was excellent, we stayed and heard all the bands and had a good few drinks. Found this one to be very well organised and the medal was some serious bling! Weather was good too, all in all a great Sunday! 

Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon anyone?

Posted: 23/05/2014 at 11:38

Yeah they are frowned upon by the organisers and some runners. But as long as you are sensible and don't put them on at the start then there's never really an issue. I never put mine on till I'm in my stride and in no danger of colliding with anyone, keep my line etc.

Its the ones that stick them on straight at the start, run in the middle of the road 3 abreast then decide to stop and walk. 

Bottom line, if you're wearing them keep your eyes open to the sides and behind you. 

Im finished with training now, going to spend the weekend relaxing till Sunday, Ill have my usual pasta on Sun then hope it all goes well on the day. 

Good luck to everyone taking part. Lets hope for a cool day, not too much sun, maybe even a bit of light rain in the last few miles!

Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon anyone?

Posted: 22/05/2014 at 10:55

Its really annoying that the HM start is so early. I'm lucky as only live 10 miles away but there are no trains running that early and with the concert afterwards that rules out driving so its a taxi. Its going to be difficult for a lot of people. Why they cant run it at 9 with the marathon is beyond me, 8am is too early in my opinion! But having said that Im looking forward to it! 

Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon anyone?

Posted: 30/04/2014 at 12:20

They are doing warm up runs every Sunday at Sefton Park in Liverpool if anyone lives close by. Ive not managed to get to one yet but hoping to, the comments on fbook have all been good.

Should I run a half marathon?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 11:59

I made my decision to run a half when I could fairly comfortably run 10 miles at a pace of 9:15 min per mile. If you can run 10 then the crowd and adrenaline will always get you through the final 3.1 miles. 

You are fairly close to the HM date though so unless you have already ran further than 8 miles I would say go for it but go really slow. This is your 1st HM so you will get a PB guaranteed. Dont do what everyone else does and sprint off at the start, take it slow and see if you can speed up in the second half, bearing in mind the last 2 miles are tough!

Liverpool Rock n Roll Marathon anyone?

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 11:53

Richard you still may be able to transfer, email Elisa at rnrliverpool@competitorgroup.com There was a cut off date of the 15th April but its worth a shot as she was very helpful.

Not long to go now!  

Garmin Connect Group

Posted: 29/04/2014 at 11:43

Im not skiving haha, my Ant+ is on the fritz, should be back up tonight.

New running shoes

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 14:08

Everyone is different with regards to running trainers, what works for some wont work for others, if its just chaffing then its probably just a breaking in issue but if they are actually painful to run in then Id switch to a more neutral shoe, I'm sure wave inspire are more a support shoe. Your lucky if you are neutral though as there are a good few more trainers you can look at.

Give them a couple more runs and see how they feel.

On a side note I bought a pair of Asics Kayano a few years back and ran a 10k in them when they were new. I put my lower back out for 5-6 weeks but then strangely they became the most comfortable shoes I've ran in, I've got a pair of Kayano 20's now I use regularly.  

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