Daily Archives: April 4, 2011

Final Taper week & Carb loading

Week13 of my marathon training: taper week.  The aim is to keep active, but cut back on exercise.  Increase water and carb intake and increase sleep if possible. Perhaps this is too much planning…but here is the plan for this … Continue reading

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Weather forecast

I won’t be doing too much running this week… maybe a 4.3 mile, a 6 mile, a 5 and maybe a 2 mile before the marathon on Sunday. And I wasn’t really thinking about the weather forecast for Sunday until … Continue reading

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Gel Belt…

During training, on my long runs, I’ve carried up to 4 gels.  When I’m running, the gels need to be accessible, and I’ve usually got one in the pocket in my shorts, one in a pocket in my t-shirt and … Continue reading

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Wk12 – Start of the West Highland Way

My friend Jackie and her family are walking the West Highland Way in the week running up to my marathon.  It means that she should get into Fort William the Saturday before the Lochaber Marathon.  They started out yesterday and … Continue reading

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Wk12 – 8M taper

Saturday morning and I was looking forward to my ‘long run’ with Julie Ann.  As part of the taper, the 8 mile run will be the shortest long run I’ve done in training. The last time we ran together was … Continue reading

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