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Pirates, hi everyone. Quick question, " should I run the marathon distance before the outlaw" ... Or just take it as it comes?
I'm a marathon virgin and realistically I'm not going to run the whole distance. At some point I will be adopting the run-walk method. Ta Horse.
I wouldn't bother doing the marathon distance before Outlaw Horse, apart from some mental comfort that you can cover the distance it won't really do you any physical benefit. Key would be to practice running off the bike as it's different to running a standalone marathon anyway.Also if you're likely to be going for a run-walk strategy in the event itself, then practice doing that in your training, from that you should hopefully gain the comfort that you could keep going for the additional distance upto the marathon distance. Enjoy Outlaw it's a great event.
Busy, busy working week for me last week since Sunday, late nights & early mornings in the office and crap food haven't been massively conducive to quality training, Easter hols starts today though
Managed to get some bits & bobs in though, got joined for a lunchtime run on Tues by a young whippet at work so that was a hard session keeping up with him and have managed to bike to work the last couple of days as well which at least has kept me ticking over. Tempted to do more this week but really do need a taper in advance of Brighton mara on Sunday so it'll be a relatively gentle week again I think, massage booked in for Tuesday.
Had a rubbish week for training with shit breezy and drizzley weather, and with working all bank holiday weekend my planned step up to next week's 100 mile sportive was a non starter.
So I went out with the running club this morning before work and managed a very strong 17.5 mile run. Felt very good throughout.
I'll see if I can get a 45-50 bike ride in mid week.
Big weekend for me.
Thursday - 54 mile ride with no fuel or fluids absolute misery, wanted to thow my bike in a skip and set fire to it..
Friday - 93 mile ride with 2 big bottles of high5 and 1 1/2 Soreens, quite enjoyable and then immediately followed by a good hard 8.9 mile run.
Saturday - 8.5 mile ride to pool, good hard hour of coached swimming, back on the bike for 36 miles, a quick 2.3 mile run off that and back on the bike for the 8 mile ride home.
Sunday - It was raining in the morning so I rested but got a solid steady 19.53 mile run in later in the evening.
Haven't tried any gels out yet, I'm getting by on Soreen and Dextro Energy tabletsat the mo, I deffo have get my nutrition sorted before the big day tho. It's not so much that I run out of energy but I just feel really hungry and I do know i have to drink a more.
I too think marshallini is exceptionally young and also exceptionally well trained! At my advanced age (and I will battle dustboy for the old man status) such levels of training would probably result in a) divorce b) body parts falling off.
Swam 2.5K yesterday, slept 9 hours straight last night for the first time in weeks. Feel like a new man today though the mirror tells me otherwise. Will do longish swim at lunch, club run tonight.
Last year by the time I got to the end of the bike the mere thought of an another gel was enough to make me consider suicide so switched to a coke fuelled run. Being old enough to remember running ultras long before gels & sports drinks were invented I am somewhat suspicious of such products, I ran umpteen marathons on water and Robinsons orange juice only, I still never use gels when running marathons but do find them effective on the bike but only becuase I can't carry enough pies and chips in my bento box. Though a gel every 25 mins sound like total overkill to me and the road to gut issues.
Great training, Marshallini. Am I right that you're the guy from Chester Tri who stated an aspiration for Outlaw as sub 11:45? I reckon you can afford to be a little bolder, my friend.... unless that was a classic bit of Pirate-worthy sandbagging???
And congrats to you two old crusties, still defying the osteoparosis, large ears and varicose veins to turn the clock back.
Bits n pieces weekend for me, due in part to a fairly seismic bit of aggro in the extended family. Thankfully the A Race isn't until September, or I'd be struggling. Need to organise my week a bit more formally.
Well done NV, that's the stage I'm wanting to get to. The bike still worries me a bit and this weekend's 100 miler will tell me a lot about myself.
I'll worry about stringing the three together some other day, but not today.
Had enough of the lurgy, so dragged myself out for 2 hours on the road bike. First activity since Wednesday. Legs feel strangely tired for so little effort. Twas v windy though.
The best part was I got home hungry whereas I have had no appetite for days. Stomach is still a little bloated. I now look like an Ethiopian orphan.
Normal service resumes tomorrow, and my first sportive at the weekend. I'll stick with VT's idea of planning. I'll worry about the bike once I've struggled to get the wetsuit off. Worrying about the run doesn't begin until 5pm.
Marshallini has to be younger than GB.