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First Tri Sunday (Brownlee Leeds) bit nervous.

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 18:51

Just take your time at transition- you don't want to get DQ'd for touching your bike before you put on your helmet or something....................

Scottish Runners

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 14:54

Hi FFB-Hope you enjoy LN mara- it will the first one I've missed for ages.

LK date looks good as last long run before fling- I just need to get my entry in for both!

Hypoxic training progress is interesting, how do you feel at 63% sats?

Don't beat yourself up about recovering so well after G24- as you year!

Tapering now for CS40- although I'm spending the taper on a transatlantic trip- stupid of me!



Scottish Runners

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 13:55

Am off to canada tomorrow- staying in a hotel in the middle of nowhere- am thinking of taking my Garmin, and doing a few runs before the CS 40- has anyone been through an airport wearing a GArmin? Is it OK?

ON a separate note- there is some very specific instruction re: drop bags for CS40, which is only described on facebook, as far as I can tell. I can't access face book today- did anyone else see the instructions? If I don't sort the drop bags out today I will have to run around next friday. Grrr

10k next week, I'm not ready!!!

Posted: 18/09/2014 at 20:25

Leave it, let your feet recover! A couple of days ret will give yoiur legs an extra boost come race day. Good luck!

Best choices to give the energy for the distance

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 16:12

Agreed- you shouldn't need to carb load, and during the race, at most take a gel at about 10 miles- if you get a caffeine one, it will give you a boost- although it is likely to be more psychological than anything. ( Don't try this in the race for the first time- they can upset some folk's stomachs)

What aort of time are you aiming for? I only ask because a half is a print for those at the faster end, wheres if you are going to be a good bit over 2hrs you might need to eat a bit more as you go.

On race day you'll be flying by the time you get to mile 12!- adrenaline and crowd support are a great cure for tiredness. It's always easier on race day.



how do you guys prevent blisters?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 14:54

How about Injinj ( individual toes) - type socks- If you are getting blisters because one toe is longer than the others, I think these might help

Injured between half marathons

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 13:23

Pool running!

Good luck.

Favourite time of day to run?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 13:20

I usually run in the mornings- don't feel you need to eat a big brakfast before you go out- lots of us just have a drink and then go- some have coffee- I tend to have a smootihe- one of theless acidic ones- I think its banana, pineaplle and something. I can run after and orange juice, but if Im; doing anythnig at all strenuous, the acidity can affect my stomach.

If I'm out for more than about an hour on an empty stomach, I would have something with me to nibble on, in case I have a "dip" in energy, but it's got less and less of a problem the more I do it.

How long til he beats me?

Posted: 14/09/2014 at 13:11

freddy-I am about your standard, and have also been running for several years, I will not get faster at 5k- (I'm 4 yrs older), but I am getting better at other things...............I suspect that it is difficult to speed up much at this stage, so I concentrate on longer, slower runs, endurance, and runnig ultras.

Unfortunately, if you husband is a naturally fast runner, and is walking a lot in his work, he will improve quickly at first with just minimal traiing.............presumably hr'll then "get the bug", and start to train more.

If I was you, I'd choose a longer distance to race him over!


From 0 to a Marathon in 22 weeks.

Posted: 13/09/2014 at 18:34

Sounds good- don't over do it tomorrow! I do a hell of a lot less than you while I'm tapering! - my race is 2 weeks away, and I'm down to 10miles ( hilly, mind!) today, and will do nothing ove ran hour from now on. Most races I taper to virtully nil because I can't be bothered going out for stupid little short runs, but this time I will try to do more (as well as dealing with a trip to canada).

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