Ultra Kanga Kazzaaaaah

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Posted: 11/09/2014 at 21:18

How did today go?  Hope it was ok.  What's the verdict on the shoes?  If you're really concerned then maybe go back to your old ones for longer runs and just keep these for the short stuff.  Hopefully there's enough life left in them to get you through to D Day!

Am off to Belgium tomorrow for Flanders Field marathon.  Will get online when I can and see how you're doing.

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Posted: 10/09/2014 at 07:48

You can eat the tabs (it was something that was recommended as a quick way of getting nutrients in at one of our 10in10 training weekend talks) but I drop them in a bottle of water.

Well I've stopped for a 'picnic', had the odd text conversation and stopped to get ice cream/lolly before now so .....

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Posted: 09/09/2014 at 21:44

Good to see the belt's working for you.  They are great but so often they don't sit right or don't have a big enough pocket etc.  Sounds like you hit the jackpot with this one though

Certainly sounds like you've got a good routine going there and good that you can now have a mix of drinks.  One thought is you could try High 5 fizzy tabs.  You can carry a few on you and just pop them in as and when you need them rather than have a pre-mixed drink.  Just something different that may work for you.  Fruit pastilles/jelly babies and such like are good for getting the calories in.  If you've space in your bag you could try something savoury too, like mini cheddars/peanuts/crisps to get some salt back in.  Another thing is that too much sweet stuff over the course of a marathon can give you an iffy stomach.

Nowt wrong with being a bit overstuffed.  As long as it doesn't give you issues then go for it.  It's very easy to bonk on long runs and it'll happen very swiftly and really the point you realise you've not had enough to eat/drink you're already on a sticky wicket.

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Posted: 09/09/2014 at 20:22

I love the way you worked your way through to deciding on Thursday!!  Rest that ankle as much as you can tomorrow and drink plenty to help get rid of the headache.  And enjoy

Have you got the nutrition side of things sorted now?  What do you take with you on your run?  How's the drinks belt working out?  3 Qs not 20

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Posted: 06/09/2014 at 12:28

Well done Daffs.  Always frustrating to get stuck behind someone like that.  Good splits and good running.  Lol at the hanging around in the rain.  Runners really are mad !!  Worth getting your bar code laminated or get one of those little park run key fobs.  Mine's got my emergency details on one side and my bar code on the other.  Saves worrying about scraps of paper.

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Posted: 06/09/2014 at 08:57

Go for it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted: 05/09/2014 at 21:59

that sounds like a smackdown to me

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Posted: 03/09/2014 at 21:40

Whilst it'd be great to have company for your race just remember that it's actually a miniscule amount of time in the scheme of things.  How often do you spend five hours on your own and not even think it odd?  It will be great if you have your sister's company but if you don't you'll still get round.  You'll be great, I'm sure of it

Well done on the mileage

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Posted: 03/09/2014 at 20:47

Daffs, hope you had a good hols.  Tut for not running but, heck, it was hollibobs so it's kind of allowed!

Sounds like you've had 'one' of those kind of days.  I know it was frustrating but you worked round it.  It would have been easy to say 'well my garmin's not charged I won't go out' but you didn't.  Things don't always go to plan and you have to work round that.  I'd say you did that so take the positives .

And they won't all be smiley runs.  A lot of the time they're flipping awful.  Basically it's 'suck it up and get on with it'.  You know that *may* just happen on race day so better not to have everything go smoothly.

Hope Sis's knee starts playing ball.  Knees are right buggers!  Mine gave my gyp during my 24hr race this weekend but luckily they seem to be ok now.  I've had knee issues for years now and always worry when they start kicking off, the left knee being the really iffy one.  Still as long as they bend when I want them to I'm happy

Outlaw 2015

Posted: 02/09/2014 at 20:26

Party time

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