Sleeves Cut Off

September 16, 2009, 8:28 pm
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Food – wheat biscuits, juice, apples, muesli bars, banana (man), stir-fry, beans on toast, extra toast

Exercise – 40 minute run


Enjoying this carbo loading thing, I have to say. I don’t think it’s even been scientifically proven as a must for long distance running, but the eating factor is one of the most attractive parts of this running malarkey.

A mere 4 days to go and I’ve been going between confident and nervous all day. Hard to focus on anything else, but I’m trying to spend time visualising running across the line, running past particular landmarks and being comfortable and steady. All part of the game, so I’m told.

Picked up my bib too – look out for 17131 on the day.



July 21, 2009, 10:07 pm
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Food – muesli/yoghurt, juice, banana, apple, muesli bar, 2 x ham/cheese/salad sandwiches, tin o’ beans on toast.

Exercise – gymnopodie. 30 mins cardio, 40 minutes trying to lick my elbow.


Exercise bike felt a bit easier tonight, and I lifted some slightly heavier weights than usual. I’ll have to get back into a regular routine though, 5 days off is far too much this close to the marathon. Long run tomorrow and possibly two games of football this weekend, so I’ll be punished for my lethargy.

I’m vaguely wondering about what to do next. Running takes up a lot of time and I think after this one I might cool it on long distances for a while. Boxing? Rock climbing? Surfing? Nice to have options.