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Top Running Macca - sub 2:45 n3xt time then.... Awesome stuff and well deserved.
HA - Ive come down with a lurgy today as well - sore throat, presume the start of a cold. Hopefully clears before next Sunday. Get well soon.
A bit late, but regarding carb loading I don’t get too obsessed with precise amounts. Last year, when I was working with a dietician with that magazine thing, she gave me a precise carb loading plan. However, if you’re travelling to a race and eating out, it’s impossible to stick to it as you’ve no idea what’s in the meals you’re having (I was pretty obsessive about getting every detail right, but not enough to take scales to a restaurant ). I just stuck to the principals - mainly gradually increase the proportion of carbs, and cut down on fat, dairy and fibre. It led to a very boring diet of mostly pasta for a few days, but compared to all the training for months on end, it’s a small sacrifice.
Good to hear from you Chicksta.
Glad you got the all clear Joe.
Really sorry to see Manchester was a DNS George. No doubt the sensible decision long term though.
Congratulations AWC, fantastic result. If I’ve got my maths right, you were about 2% slower than the 2:30 marathoner, so that gives you a target of 2:33 for your next marathon
Congratulations Macca too. Amazing time, really pleased for you that everything worked out and you got the result you deserved. Look forward to the report, from what I saw on Strava you paced it very well. I’m also genuinely in awe that you ran today, don’t know how you do it!?
Get well soon HA and FBT.
Superb long run Hamo. Sub-2:40 the goal now then?
Great to see you continuing to build Steve.
Quality running from everyone else too.
I’m slowly building things, managed 13 miles yesterday with no pain and just a mild ache afterwards. Not perfect, but getting there. HR seems to have taken a backwards step the past few days, but choosing to just ignore it for now. If things continue to improve, I might give parkrun a bash on Saturday for a bit of faster running. It’s funny as I feel like I’m doing practically nothing at the moment, but I still racked up 53 miles last week which must be more than 90%+ of people ever run. Warped expectations!
TR - managed to qualify for the fast start at withdean... not much atmosphere there but I need all the help I can get.
Hope this bloody sore throat goes - very painful now! Not been ill all year and a few days before Brighton Boom ...Not a happy chicken!