Posted: 06/03/2005 at 17:56
Completed 20 mile race today! V pleased - 3:10:33, but not sure how to keep that going for another hr - floating between sub 4:15 (dream on!!) and sub 4:30 (Maybe!)
Tips for 20 miler:_
DON"T start fast!! We started at 9:30 miling, it felt a bit slow, but paid off as from mile 12 with this constant pacing we were overtaking people! (Something I am fairly unaccustomed to!!)
EAT!! I was feeling an energy dip at mile 14 but ate half a cereal bar and it did help
DRINK!! I used lucozade sport all way round, as thats what they ofer at FLM, but also took on water at virtually every opportunity.
RUN WITH SOMEONE SAME PACE - i ran with friend and we definitely kept each other going
FINALLY - celebrate the achievement!! Whatever the finish time, its 20 miles under your belt and thats BRILL! If you can complete that distance you can definitely finish on 17th April!
(My wine is chilling!)