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Brighton has non-isotonic High5 gels at 5.5, 17 and 23 but I'll carry 4/6 SIS Isotonic caffeine gels. I used these in previous marathons so I'm partly used to them!
In previous marathons, I've worked on the basis of one sports drink and one gel every 5 miles so will miss the carbohydrate from the sports drink but four should be enough with one in reserve for the 24/25 mile point if required!
well, you sort of can...... Nike have an extremely lenient no quibble guarantee for something like 6 months on footwear. I've never had causes to use (abuse) it but they will take them back no questions asked. Whether you can get vaporflys is another matter.
I ran in the zoom streak 6 last year which are a good light show but left me battered afterwards. I use them for tempo runs now.
PB is a PB Gerard, you can't argue with that.
Yes Lorenzo I'd better get in shape for a scrap with you boys...
I'm lost with shoes at the moment. The ones I used for Paris and Barca are shagged but I don't want to risk a new pair.
Sunday 15 April - Brighton Marathon SBD - Sub 3:05Sunday 22 April - London Marathon G-Dawg sub 3.09 DT -Too early to say yet Lorenzo - sub 3:05 (although this may be wishful thinking!) Nicko1981 - sub 3.10Sunday 6 May - Richmond HM MsESunday 20 May - Sutton 10K: MsE
Sunday 8th Sep - Marathon du Medoc Nicko1981 - attempt to stay upright
Sunday 15 April - Brighton Marathon SBD - Sub 3:05Sunday 22 April - London Marathon G-Dawg sub 3.09 DT - sub 3 Lorenzo - sub 3:05 (although this may be wishful thinking!) Nicko1981 - sub 3.10Sunday 6 May - Richmond HM MsESunday 20 May - Sutton 10K: MsE
Stevie, mid morning Saturday will probably be peak busy.
Stuck my flag to the mast above, no turning back now....
Sunday 15 April - Brighton Marathon SBD - Sub 3:05Sunday 22 April - London Marathon G-Dawg sub 3.09 DT -Sub 3 Lorenzo - sub 3:05 (although this may be wishful thinking!) Nicko1981 - sub 3.10 Stevie - Sub 3.15 Sunday 6 May - Richmond HM MsE Birmingham 10k Stevie - Sub 40Sunday 20 May - Sutton 10K: MsE Draycote Water Half Stevie - Sub 1.28
Gerard, not so long ago I went just over 2 years without a pb and wasn't even getting close and began wondering what the point was! I always said then that any pb I ever get will be celebrated and enjoyed. Sometimes I have been slightly disappointed with my performance in a pb run but I've still celebrated it. Enjoy them as you never quite know what's to come.
I think weather is going to dominate my taper madness!!
Jools - Haha, I too am enjoying the build up from far away. Valencia looks amazing and one I have my eye on. All things being well, that could be perfect timing for you.
MsE - Sorry to about this, when do you see the consultant? Thank you!
After months and months of hideous weather it's looking like things might get warm in London. I hope not for everyone's sake.
That's bad news on the ankle MsE - you're due some good luck. Hope the consultant can sort you out.
Hope the London weather forecasts change before the day - a hot day would be a cruel outcome after the miserable weather of recent months. Still looking good for Brighton on Sunday with the forecast winds lightening.
Sports massage yesterday and the left hamstring/glute is looking good - still needs a bit of management over the next couple of days - but I'd say we're 80% back to normal. So Brighton here we come!
So how does this carbo loading go again ...
I feel sick thinking about the load!!!!
Good that you're fighting fit, SBD.
Sorry to hear about the ankle issues, MSE.
I've got my 3 physio/massage sessions lined up. Chiro Saturday to make sure I'm in a straight line, heavy sports massage Tuesday night, then a light massage Thursday morning.
Anyone ever had a massage at the expo? Might just have 15 minutes there Friday afternoon to loosen off after the travelling. I assume I would need to take some shorts?
My friend is a nutritionist and gave me some tips on the carb load. So I am going to carb deplete Sun-Tues and try to water load with 5-6l of water per day and SIS Hydro tabs. Then when I start upping the carbs from Thursday my body should hold onto them better apparently! Ordered some SIS Go bars to help with the extra carbs and I will drink a litre of the Go energy a day as well.
Glad to hear you are on the mend SBD
Thanks Joolska I probably drink 3-4 litres a day in Tea and water normally while at work so hopefully it shouldn't be too much of an increase. Will be careful though (just about to research the symptoms)
I've never had a massage of any type so can't offer any advice there Nicko & DT!
I think the optimum time is 5 days which is why I go with the Tuesday. Saturday isn't massage, its manipulation and spot treatment for any localised pains via needles. It just makes sure my hips are aligned etc.
Thursday is a much gentler full body massage, on the line between very light sports and relaxation.
Carb loading, im not sure I understand the principal of depletion before loading. Surely it's better to just be topping something up any case you under cook it? I just eat and drink normally all week then I aim for 10g of carbs per kg of weight Thursday and Friday, a lot of which I get from orange juice and sports drinks between carb based meals then Saturday I try and chill out about it and just eat carb heavy meals without counting.
Easy recovery with strides over lunch.