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Arducius

Member since Feb 2009 • Last active Jul 2018
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    That looks like my kinda ridge!

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    100 miles out of a pair of shoes is not many races when you factor in some training runs in them to bed in and get used to them as well!

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    Planning a hiking/scrambling weekend in the lakes in a few weeks, any must-do day routes? Friend wants to get up Hellvelyn and Scafell, so bonus points for hitting those tops!

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    I'm pretty sure they advertise it as a self nav, unsignposted route but I've seen the odd sign here and there for the course so hopefully I'll be ok! I'm not too bothered about my time tbh, I only entered this to give me a push to get back on the long runs.

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    Summer running...

    That's what my legs look like after a run ... until I have a shower!

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    if you have a fairly recent gps watch

    Alas, see my previous posts on TomTom woes. I have installed RunGo on my phone which the organisers reccommend and have last year's route to play with. Hopefully that will be enough!

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    Yeah I need to get on the home made electrolyte drink, save some pennies. I've used Tailwind in the past for events but for training runs I need to keep the cost down.

    @HatBeard - Yeah I'd be up for a beer. I'll be staying at a friend's in Reading on the Friday night so will be about. Hoping for a sub-5 hour time but not done the route before so nav+weather might slow me down.

    @Pifko - Oh yeah I'm not complaining at all. Great weather. Must be nice down on the beach? I have been trialling not eating on long runs recently, partly because I normally have a good breakfast if I know I'm heading out but also hoping to train endurance relying on my energy stores without having to eat much extra. No idea if it's a scientifically sound approach, one less thing to think about :)

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    Cable and Farron already had permission from the whip to attend their respective meetings aparrently. I've heard Labour had planned to abstain and switched at the last minute to vote against, so the LDs didn't think it would be so close.

    The third LD MP is on maternity leave.

    You could argue that as the only party opposing brexit they should have a full compliment of MPs to vote no matter the likely outcome. At least they could say they tried.

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    ^Jornet is so good it's almost unbeleivable. Really impressive running. I read somewhere that he targets something like somewhere between 90 and 120 thousand feet of elevation a week. I struggle to hit 3!

    @HatBeard - heal up soon. Say well done to your running mates!

    How are people coping with running in this heat?
    Specifically on long runs I'm really struggling to get enough fluids in. A couple of weeks ago 2l water and a glass of coke wasn't enough, but that was almost 4 hours out and about in the afternoon. Saturday I drank about 1.5l water over 19 miles. Problem is I don't feel I can drink much more. Is it just a case of I'm using more (sweating etc) than I can take in or are there some pro tips I'm missing?

    I think I'm going to suffer on Round Reading at the end of the month.

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    Thanks everyone. Gives me something to go on. I think I'm going to open up the watch to see if a slightly larger/different dimensioned battery might squeeze in. Will report back once I've found my torx bits, found they inevitably aren't the right size, bought some teeny torx bits...

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