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Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 11:39

I will try and put something together but can I note a couple of observations and ask for comments?

I did 5 laps with about 3.5 hours between.  It was very hot on my first two on Saturday afternoon and I drank loads of water the whole before and after laps.  I also drank 500ml during the second lap.  I was aware of keeping fuelled but them I was very, very sick during lap 3 during the night.  I tried to hold onto it and managed till about 8k but then puked everywhere.  I then finished the lap strong and my next lap (also in the night) was my best. 

Q.  How do you learn what to and not to eat when doing endurance things like this?  I obviously got it completely wrong.  Is it trial and error and very much an individual thing?

My muscles were tight right from the off.  Probably mostly down to not training for the past couple of months.  I foam rolled between each lap and this really helped.  By lap 4 my legs were feeling great. However, after this lap I didn't roll as I wanted to try and get a couple of hours kip before my next lap.  Lap 5 was a shuffle from the start and my legs didn't loosen up, as they had done previously.  I was done in when I finished.

Q.  Does foam rollering really help that much or was it just the natural deterioration and the fact I lacked training for such as event?

I'm sure there's no set rules for any of this but people more experienced in ultra running might have opinions worth noting for future reference.


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:41

Quick check in before I whizz off on holiday.

Thunder Run completed with Brolish and Carrot and two others.  My lack of training through injury and illness had me worried but I managed to knock out 5 laps of the 10k course but the amazing Brolish and Carrot knocked out 6 and with the 5 the other two put in we totalled 27 laps in the 24 hours, run as a relay.  Result - 2nd ladies team!  The whole thing was completely awesome.  Thank you ladies.

MRI scan today but the 31 miles seems to have done something good and for the first time in literally months I have no pain in it!!  Could be the fact everything else hurts so much I can't feel it though!

My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:36

fanbloodytastic weekend.  Well done Malcs, Sarah, Angela et al.  Lovely to see you all and catch up.


Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:34

Thunder Run done at the weekend.  What an event and what an awesome team I was in.  The superfast MsE was amazing.  I was worried before (and during) about my lack of training and it showed on the event but I was still pleased with what I knocked out - 5 laps of the 10k course.  We clocked up 27 laps in total over the 24 hours and finished 2nd ladies team.  If I get time later (heading off on holiday in the morning so lots to do) I will do a race report.  I'm still feeling quite emotional about the whole thing in lots of ways!

Sub 3h15

Posted: 28/07/2014 at 10:28

That is phenomenal SJ. Very well done!  Looking forward to the report.


My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 15:56

Malcs - I'm really looking forward to TR.  It'll be a great weekend.  The weather is looking good and there's a great bunch going.  I'm trying not to think about the running!  Great to catch up with Sarah yesterday over a glass of wine on the beach...

Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 15:52

Wow, Lorenzo.  Emotion going on here.   Rennur's clip -  how easy Ellie Greenwood makes it look.     I really want to go to SA next year but I'm nervous after all these injury and illness woes this year.  I need to get my hip sorted and take it from here.  Poacher sells it well.  I definitely think this is the point for me to move up to Ultra distance.

Had a great day down at the Coastal yesterday.  The disappointment of not being able to run was soon put to one side when I was asked to hold the finish tape then catching up with lots of running friends on the beach.   I think Poacher was the only runner with a Comrades vest on and I like the way OO put his vest on just to cross the finish line.  Well done OO.  It was a very HOT day and that was a brilliant finish time.  You just seem to get better and better!   TAR sorry I couldn't sort an entry for you.  When I realised I wasn't going to be able to run I tried to get them to let me pass my entry on but they are very strict.

I had my first run in over two weeks this morning - a very slow 3-4 miles.  Where has it all gone....   Hip hurt, knee hurt, chest tight.  I thought rest was supposed to improve things?!! Anyway I will go again tomorrow and have started a course of painkillers ready for the Thunder Run at the weekend!




My #asics262 journey to Paris: Sub-3:30 Malcolm

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:45

Hello Malcs et al!

Thanks for the good wishes.  This really has been an annus horribilis for me but I still battle on in the hope that it will get better! 

Off down to the Coastal finish this afternoon to catch up with Sarah. This is my favourite run of the year so gutted to be missing it.  Weather conditions are perfect for it too.

Still hope to see many of you at Thunder Run next weekend. 

Already congratulated malcs on his storming 10k but once again, well done Malcs!  Good to see you've still got it!


RW Forum Six - Sub 3:30

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:40

Hello peeps!

Sorry I've been awol.   Really things have been crap for me and I'm not doing anything at the moment.  The bike accident led to a very nasty chest infection, which resulted in steroids and double strength antibiotics and almost a week of bed rest.  My knee is recovering from the accident, my hip is just the same but I had a consultant appointment last Thursday and have 2 MRI scans coming up, so there should be progress there now.   

Realising that I will have lost all speed and probably won't get it back (at my age ) I have entered the South Downs 50m in April!    I must have been delirious I think!!

Good to see Kiwi back running and Chick getting back up to speed.  Sorry to see 2old limping, and it sounds like Pink and got Barry tri training!

Will keep in touch, promise!


Sub 3h15

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 10:34

Lorenzo - sorry I missed your woes.  Can you recap?   Nice to see your boy shifting a bit yesterday!  

Great weather for the Coastal boys.


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