Posted: 28/10/2014 at 19:01
Bainsy - I guessed you'd been busy ! congratulations to you and your family.
Selbs - still made up for you. I put you in more like 1:16/1:17 shape (going on the effort you didnt put into the 1:19) and knew you were fit. I'd say it was a good job that you ran to feel and didnt set a pre determined target as you might have aimed 2:5X. You just need to stay healthy and do the right combination of training that allows that to happen. You might have found it !...................cant decide if I'm more happy for you or jools
ThR - there are two gel stations, one soonish after 1/2 way (?), but the 2nd is very late I seem to remember. Luco stations come around a lot more often there could be between 4 and 6 I guess. VLM is busy with folks dodging all over the place, so carry everything you might want IMO (plus a spare - i learned this the hard way last year) gel wise. I dropped a gel last year and then tried to ration out what I had, I ended up light headed and having to get through my nutrition early to catch up. I probably should have carried the luco for longer too and used all of each bottle to try to catch up. If I do another then I'm going to try the AL_P approach and take in more gels, maybe 6 instead of my usual 4, I need the calories !
DrD - impressed with the beering up, not that you were looking for a Lordshill 10 number.....run slowly for a while please !