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Yummy icecream....I had chinese last night - not so sure...!
Thankfully rest day for me, got 24k to do tomorrow - typical, it's the nicest day we've had in yonks - what's the betting it's peeing it down tomorrow.
ha ha on the peeing in the pen. In Rome, just about every bloke in my pen was piddling and didn't give a hoot. last time I was in Paris I managed a pee before I got in the pen, behind two cars, me and about 30 others!! the line for the portaloos was way toooo long.
Good luck to everyone for LSR tomorrow.
re drinks, I carry a wrap around wrist bottle with water/powerade in and belt with jelly babies/gels, i'm tempted with a camelback (got one for ski-ing) as I drink loads but the sloshing about makes me feel sick and it's heavy, so I have decided not to. In 2007 it was SOOO hot and us slow plods at the back didn't have anything to drink as the tables had been cleared thankfully I met my hubby a couple of times to refill my bottle.
I'm really hoping it's not going to be hot as I really want to beat my 2007 effort!!
I have to admit to pen peeing last year!
I managed my 18 mile very very slow long run this morning in a hellish 11 minute mile average pace, That was really tough. My legs felt ok, but my groin was giving me some grief from about mile 11 onwards. Not helped when I drank too fast causing me to cough that sent a shooting pain across my lower abdomen. Glad to have that one done and dusted. Currently putting the trusty frozen peas to good use and resting up.
Scott - There's very few portaloos about. You can make use of one the burger places toilets on the Champs Elysée before going into the pen. Even those where queued out with runners. Maybe the French never need to pee!
Lots of men use a disposable water bottle in the pen - then ditch it to the side. Arguably a bit more discreet. No matter how many times I peed before a long run I always need to go again at about 3 miles - not sure what's up with that.
We have booked the Splendid Etiole - same hotel as last year. About a quater mile from the start and a half mile from the finish. Now I need to sort out the air tickets.
I think that was one of Trickys top tips from last year Dannirr. Along with never pick up what looks like a full Lucozade Sport bottle in the starting pens!
Emmy H wrote (see)
@Weedy - if you don't mind pacing me - that'd be great. Is there cake and a cattle prod involved?
Might have to use that bottle of whisky i've got instead of the cake
Good luck for everyone racing tomorrow - it's a packed day according to the list. Holeymoley, Tiddy, Iain M, Emmy, Simon Mac, Straycelt and Ex Spartan Dave all down for events.
Simon - what's the verdict?
Good luck at Wrexham tomorrow Dave and all the other racers. Remember these are B races on the way to the marathon- so keep your heads. I'm in the Buttermere Round 34k tomorrow. One of the toughest road races on the calender, taking in the Honister pass and Newlands Valley
Good luck today everyone!
My last Sunday at work!!!
It's Spring! It's Spring! It's Spring! We spotted 6 other runners and a shedload of cyclists, this morning...to say nothing of the sprouting daffodils...Go, Simon! * carefully, mind...*
7 weeks today.
Not sure whether I am giving myself a hard time or not.
Ran 17 miles today. 2 hrs 51 mins (avge pace 10.10). Last two miles were a disaster. Done in 25 mins with a bit of walking. Felt ropey after I finished. Quite a hilly course. Elevation gain recorded on Garmin was over 2000 ft. Of course you have to go down as well.
Worked late fri/sat morning so not in till 3am. Then up early sat morning for work.
So felt tired this morning. Not sure I ate enough before I ran.
Not sure whether to be positive (lessons learned and got round 17 miles plus keep telling myself I did two 7 mile runs and one 8 mile run this week, and really the last 2 miles today will be the last two miles in paris) or be disappointed, which I am feeling right now.
Cups always half empty.