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Overdone it?

Posted: 23/09/2016 at 14:23

Our club have entered a few teams in the Thunder Run over the last couple of years, which is the same sort of 24hr relay format.  I don't think any of them have approached it competitively and it sounds like a nice sociable weekend if you like that sort of thing.

Good luck to the weekends racers.  

For anyone who's ever complained about congestion at the start of a race have a look at this: It looks worse than the Two Castles!!

Overdone it?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 12:45

I did feel a bit queasy last week running after a chippy tea. 

Overdone it?

Posted: 22/09/2016 at 12:21

My two marathon experiences have been completely different.  For Brighton I struggled with the training, blew up at 18 miles, was disappointed with the result,  took weeks to recover and generally didn't enjoy it much at all.  I think I knew I would do another, because I wanted to 'get it right', but I certainly wasn't enthusiastic about it and it took two years before I did.

Manchester training went well, I developed a few niggles but managed them well and generally enjoyed it.  I may be viewing it through rose coloured spectacles, but I remember particularly enjoying the long marathon paced runs or at least didn't find them particularly hard work.  On the day, the race went according to plan; ok so it was hard towards the end but not unpleasant; I broadly achieved what I hoped to achieve; and was keen to start training again shortly after.  Overall I found the experience very satisfying and I'm looking forward to next year.

I've stopped worrying about what I do or don't eat before running.  At the weekend I will normally have porridge for breakfast with the kids then go for a run maybe an hour later when McF gets up.  In the evening I'll eat dinner and put the kids to bed then go for a run.  I'm more cautious before races and session, but 3hrs is a long time for me to go without eating whether I'm running or not.

Pre brighton I took my own breakfast.  Pre manchester I just stuffed my face at the hotel buffet.

Overdone it?

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 22:56

If William Burroughs was a runner: Very entertaining read and lots to think about wrt to training.

By the way, if you think post marathon urine looks bit bland, try jazzing it up a bit with a pre-race beetroot binge.

Overdone it?

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 08:15
Muddy - you kept a very consistent hr right to the end. Just coincidence?

Overdone it?

Posted: 21/09/2016 at 08:04
Steve Austin being chased by a luminous dr who alien.
Entertaining report DT. AccI believe that those sorts who indulge in team sports will often attend to their business in team mates shoes or bag, or even once they are on the pitch. Glad you found a convenient spot and didn't need to resort to such behaviour

Getting closer to 18mins 5k

Posted: 20/09/2016 at 08:13
Increasing your weekly mileage will bring the biggest gains.

Overdone it?

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 13:03

Very good Muddy - I had a look at your stats on GarminConnect yesterday and noticed an apparent adjustment at around 8 miles and guessed you must be using HR.

Did you deliberately slow to maintain steady heartrate over the last few miles?  I couldn't maintain the pace although I was trying to run quicker.

Like Lit is suspect that HR works well when you have good data to compare, but less well when you extrapolate into the unknown.  So you'll have better data for next time.

Well done too to Tommy and your crazy team mates.

Survey regarding amount of training / race time

Posted: 19/09/2016 at 07:59
The survey seems straightforward to me.

Overdone it?

Posted: 18/09/2016 at 21:17

Great stuff DT & CC.  Excellent pbs.

Just stalked Muddy, but won't give away the surtprise.

As for me - I just wasn't in the mood for Worcester, but then kind of regretted not doing it when I'd set off for my long run so ended up doing 15 with 6 miles tempo.  Felt very satisfying.

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