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« Reply #990 on: March 15, 2012, 11:46:50 PM »

I'm running the Liverpool Half on Sunday, what would you advise to eat on the day before and morning of it? Please keep the blog going, I really enjoy it.
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« Reply #991 on: March 16, 2012, 12:03:41 AM »

eat whatever you normally eat. way too late to be trying out anything new and find out it doesn't agree with you
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« Reply #992 on: March 16, 2012, 06:40:24 AM »

I'm running the Liverpool Half on Sunday, what would you advise to eat on the day before and morning of it? Please keep the blog going, I really enjoy it.

As stated nothing new, if it were me I would have a pasta dish on the sat evening (spag bol, tuna pasta bake). Then on Sunday morn 3 hours before race time I would have cereals, banana and a jam filled croissant, orange juice, brew and then start sipping water. An hour to go, I then stop taking on board the water and have the occasional drink. This way I am hydrated and flushed out so I am not whirling like a washing machine. Good luck, I am positive you will enjoy it!
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« Reply #993 on: March 16, 2012, 09:16:41 AM »

What those two said, and also best to avoid anything too spicy on Saturday night or anything that's going to 'loosen' you up too much.  Not what you need when you're running!
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« Reply #994 on: March 18, 2012, 12:42:20 AM »

Thanks for the replies guys, better get to bed. 
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« Reply #995 on: March 22, 2012, 12:16:36 PM »

Thanks for the replies guys, better get to bed. 

how did it go?
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« Reply #996 on: March 22, 2012, 12:23:30 PM »

on saturday morning I will be taking part in the 58th running of the almost annual orion 15. this is notorious in east london/essex as being a really tough race; 15 miles cross country, always muddy even when it hasn't been raining, lots of hills one of which you have to walk as it's too steep to run, I assume that's the one called 'vertical hill'

I like this taken from their website

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A measure of the respect in which the race is held: the programme for the 1978 New York Marathon listed Ian Thompson's "major achievements" as European Marathon Champion, Commonwealth Marathon Champion and 2nd place, Orion 15!

I'm so not looking forward to it. not helped by my race number turning up today along with a letter that began 'Dear runner, friend and lover of mud, hills and puddles'

can't wait for it to be over
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« Reply #997 on: March 24, 2012, 03:15:00 PM »

wow, that has to be about as tough as running races get. 15 miles of absolute hell, mud and hills. I had hoped that people were joking about the hill you have to walk up. they weren't. berlin is gonna be a breeze after that
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« Reply #998 on: March 24, 2012, 06:38:39 PM »

You should come up for the Wiggle 10k. A pleasant off road run, with some harder bits, but fairly pleasant when it hasn't been raining.
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« Reply #999 on: March 24, 2012, 07:02:00 PM »

already got 3 things on that day, trying to get out of 2 of them as the 3rd is last game of the season

official times now published for today. 1:54:39. well pleased with that
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« Reply #1000 on: April 01, 2012, 07:14:41 PM »

Are you back training again Mr Boshi? Hows the sell out to barefoot running going?  Wink

I have just been looking at a races to put on this years calendar, the only one I had lined up Mount Blanc Marathon is full, so I have found this gem...

http://beyondmarathon.com/wordpress/dusktildawn/

The name, the area and the timings look like a winner to me.
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« Reply #1001 on: April 01, 2012, 09:12:56 PM »

That looks like a cracker!  Won't be able to do it this year (obviously), but would fancy a go at it next year.  You up for that?

I've not been running much for a little over a month now, since I injured my ankle.  It's on the mend now, and did 5 miles mid-week and 8 miles today.  Wasn't easy though, and ankle ached a little but no pain.  So guess it's just a case of building the strength up again gradually.  Not an ideal time to be trying out new shoes, so I went out in my road shoes today, as the ground is solid at the moment anyway on the trails.

(How did you get on in the comp yesterday?)
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« Reply #1002 on: April 01, 2012, 10:52:45 PM »

Thanks for the replies guys, better get to bed. 

how did it go?

Pretty well gatso, finished it in 1h39m. The last couple of miles were a struggle, but I got there in the end. I use a Nike+ chip to track distance/pace, but when I finished it had me clocked a full mile over the course distance? Is this because it tracks footsteps/the route I took personally or are these things not very accurate?
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« Reply #1003 on: April 01, 2012, 11:07:01 PM »

Very good time.

I guess the things that measure your distance using just the number of steps you take could be inaccurate, but a mile is quite a bit out! The GPS watches are very accurate I've found, gatso will probably say the same about his.

Got any other runs planned?
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« Reply #1004 on: April 01, 2012, 11:07:17 PM »

can guarantee you didn't go a mile over on a hm unless you actually went off course

once you've calibrated the foot pod it'll only be accurate if you never alter your stride length so basically it'll never be accurate. this is why nike have relented and finally released a nike+gps

nice time though, well done
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