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No I didn't.
Thanks guys & well done on everyone's training.
Stewart I'd take a couple just to see if you can stomach them. Personally I don't use them at all in training (get the body used to burning fat etc.) but I do take a few on race day - about 6 is my limit before feeling sick...
6.8m hilly road run this morning. All fine here..
Happy birthday for tomorrow Nursie
Busy day for the thread tomorrow
03/03/13 Llanelli HM Jason D
03/03/13 Bideford HM Night Nurse
03/03/13 Essex 20 Teknik
03/03/13 Thanet 20 Mace
03/03/13 Silverstone HM AGF
Good luck to everyone!
Nurse - hope the sleep's improving
Tek - LOL @ standing by the fire, that's really made me smile, sorry A bit like at school ; i hated being late for a lesson as you always had to sit at the front
Stewart - hope you had a fantastic 42nd, wish i was 42 again 3 gels per hour DOES sound a lot.
I booked my first ever physio appt yesterday - bit of a problem with the knee which i've been aware of for some time now on and off ( a couple of years i'd say), It doesn't bother me running at all. Infact i never feel it when i'm running but i'm starting to get paranoid about it now as M-Day becomes a reality so think it's best i get an expert opinion if only to hopefully put the mind at ease
Thanks Tek, how nice it is not to have to spend a Saturday morning planning the Sunday long run.
Good luck to you and everyone else running as well
Good luck to all racing tomorrow!
Nothing wrong with thoses stats Stuart, looks like March will be a big month for most.
Great tempo running Spark. Not an easy session.
More good training Teknik, hot yoga and hill running.
NN good that you got more sleep, hope they're not working over the weekend with your half tomorrow!
Stewart I take a couple when out for 3 hours so I'd probably have 2-3 for 3:30. For race day I'd have 5-6 (High5 ones which have 80kcal each - lucozade ones have 120kcal each and are thicker)
mace I hope the knee is nothing serious.
7 miles this morning for me.
Just in from a nice easy 4m.
Stewart yes, planning a longer one tomorrow morning, probably down round the canal as it is nice and flat. It was really breezy here today, well done on getting the strides done.
I have yet to find a gel that doesn't agree with me so hopefully you'll be fine!
Nice long run MG1, always nice to get it done. I'll be back to Saturday next week for mine.
Spark - Nice tempo session, maybe use slightly longer recoveries? I was using 5 minutes, or half a mile.
Tek - Nice couple of runs, good luck tomorrow!
Mace - Hope the knee is ok
Fiona - Nice couple of runs today!
Stewart - Good running
MG - Fantastic 20, nice strong finish too
I ran 3.2 miles yesterday, would have done a wee bit more but decided to keep it short when I seen my heart rate was about 30bpm higher than usual when I went out...
Think I've done every bar run today Didn't sleep great (standard stuff for a Friday night) so took a non-running day and have done 6 miles of cycling, half a mile swimming and 8.5 miles hillwalking, with 750m ascent.
10 and 20 back to back the next 2 days for me.
MG thats a cracking pace over 20 miles, jealous.
Stuart cheers for that. I usually run that pace over 4 miles straight, Was trying to keep the recovery down to try and get back to what i was doing before. Im gonna try 1m warm up and 2x3 miles next week, ill keep the recovery longer then as you said.
About to go for 4 miles easy before 15 miles tomorrow. Gonna pick a reasonably flat course for tomorrow.
Hi Peeps didn't get much of a chance to get on here yesterday up to my eyes in it at work, lots of reading back and some super running going on I'm looking forward to the race reports tomorrow
SC sorry I missed your Birthday 21 again
Well swam a mile yesterday morning at 7am and got out today for my hill run 16 down on my plan for tomorrow but might add a few on
Well done guys & good luck to those racing tomorrow.
So its me Jason Tec and Mace racing tomorrow, good luck guys
MG1 very nice long run splits and lovely strong finish ,one to be proud of well done indeed
StewartC 2 maybe 3 max gels for me on a long run, I dont know why they suggest 3 an hour I take 4/5 during a whole marathon , have a good run
Spark have a good 15
NP I have a strange feeling you will add on .... mmmm about 6 miles ! why break the habit of a lifetime ?
Forecast for tomorrow is ok just a bit windy, so whats the betting an out and back course ? bet the wind will be headwind coming back !!!
Jason thanks for that !! but yes a strange running fact isnt it either that or one of those even more annoying side winds !! as for PBs I have given up on them at my age so its course pbs and over 45 years old pbs I aim for now..
I am not 45 now Jason..I will be 51 in an hour and a half !! maybe I should now chase over 50 years old pbs ...
Happy Birthday NN!
Nothing like a glass of Beet It jason!
Good luck all racers, I hope the weather is kind to you and look forward to the reports.
Thanks for birthday wishes..
AGF getting up will be a good start hope you had good hols have a good one today ! you will be surprised how the reduced mileage over the last couple of weeks will really help you today, I had one of my best half times after a 2 week holiday with just a few 4/5 milers to keep me ticking over..went into it feeling relaxed cos I didn't think I had any chance of getting a good time , which I reckon also helps as I think we can waste a lot of energy getting nervous..
NP but 51 just sounds soooooo old have a good run
Jason good luck I havent tried the beetroot juice, has anyone else ? I do love beetroot though
Fiona so is "just" a long run for you today ?
Ok, not a total disaster given the following: 1. my lack of running for the last 2 weeks, 2. the fact that the new course includes around 6m of trail running along a grit path 3. the fact that it was -4c at the start and +2c by the end, and 4. it was out and back and there was a headwind on the way back- not too strong, but FREEZING!
That's the excuses out of the way, but the bottom line is that I am not where i need to be at this stage. I did lead the race for the first half mile- lol! but finished in around 1.23.xx
Lots of speedwork coming up over the next 5 weeks to sort it, but otherwise I am not forking out loads of cash for VLM to make up the numbers....