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sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 20:00
Ikle, we will think about it...

Not been overdoing it, training is fine, and not huge miles, trail race Feb, Marathon March plus training camp, ultra April with marathon, 6 weeks break before Comrades, plenty of recovery. Most of those not fully raced either, marathons run walk, ultras also. Others doing far more than me to be honest.

Another ultra friend and a coach saying I wasn't taking enough fuel on, stomach empty therefore vomitting... Weird. Something to work on. Races need to have more sausage rolls, pork pies and sandwiches.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 19:57
Great stuff JCG. That's a big improvement, so must be doing something endurance wise. Makes you wonder what your none iron half and marathon times would be....

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 23:42
Doesn't everyone hate their job Ikle? Stick in there.
Looped courses are faster? Can run the race line, cut corners. Garmins can measure them incorrectly though.

Pace wasn't that fast JCG. Probably 1.5-2 minutes slower than marathon pace and with walking breaks. Approx 4:10-15 for marathon dist, 4:30 half way. 2.5 gels, couple of salt sticks, plenty sips of water. Road and hill impact though maybe affecting me?

Has been very hot at weekends JCG so that will have affected your husband. Sunstroke as well easy to get it on neck and head.
Nice recipe for peanut butter protein balls on RW.

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 17:52
Got to take your shoes Howard.. go out early in some nice hills and then enjoy breakfast? That's what i did in Malta.
Park run in Spain anywhere?

vom I meant JCG. Everyone feels a bit blue after a big event. Not sure if it's the impact or pace. Or mix of gels& electrolyte. Trail ultras are so much easier...

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 07/06/2016 at 21:40
Tumbleweed.... Unless it's just JCG and Ikle chatting.

I really think Manchester Mara will struggle next year...from 3.500 to 9,500 runners in 4 years, but a massive backlash coming after last year's baggage problem and then the short course discovered for 3 years. Reckon it will drop a lot.

You did the Kent Roadrunner Ikle? meant to be a great fast course. Has been used for the UK & team GB races.

Still a bit hohum after Comrades. Frustrating not to get best speed out and get near or do sub 9, but vomitting half way really limited what I could take in energy wise, just liquids. Then retching at finish line for 1-2 minutes. Had similar at Glasgow to Edinburgh also.
JCG you ever have this after races, half iron or longer?

Comrades 2016

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:35
Pg3 coach came out at the wrong end of town, after the start line not before it, so a little 0.5-1k walk to baggage vans, toilets and pens but still plenty of time. Stopping at that garage in a loo queue will have cost you & lexi 10-15 minutes waiting. I was in the pen by 5:10 same coach.
Getting bus at 2:45 obviously better if you like to relax though.

JAR hope they sort it for you. Fingers crossed.

Debra you will get there next year. Didn't realise you went to the start, great feeling but I'm sure very sad for you.. I'd have found that very difficult. Photos would be great. My cats also happy..

Thankfully Air France perfect on the way back. No delays. Champagne, red wine and cognac. I'm blaming Mr K and others like Stephanies influence as I indulged after very little alcohol from January. Someone did say 2-3 week rest so...

sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 19:19
Safely back from SA. Just a wonderful race, bastard hard but great too.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 01/06/2016 at 12:39
Great write up Sky blue Arab. Also some nausea for me so completely understand.

Shadow fax, the up run is much easier than the down. Honestly a huge difference.

Pg3. When you got off the bus with us at 4:45, you went to a garage i think for toilet.. we just walked through to the start area, toilets a plenty, baggage vans and pens waiting. No problems. Did you wait in the garage long?

Comrades 2016

Posted: 30/05/2016 at 07:42
We will be in lobby at 9 also. Me and Wilf.

Comrades 2016

Posted: 28/05/2016 at 16:46
Wilf and I just had the early evening pasta, with Patricia. Off for sleep by 7:30-8, race kit to layout, numbers to pin on.

Will also be down for 2:45-50 but it's pretty close and loads of buses.
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