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My greatest ideas for this + my very sturdy opinion

(tank, shorts, footwear)

We had our greatest group but for a Saturday future.  It was a lot enjoyable to have everybody there.

We warmed up 4 miles to a spot referred to as Trefoil, after which we obtained happening the marathon exercise for the day…

10 miles @ marathon tempo, 1 mile simple, and 5 miles @ marathon tempo (or quicker if potential).

The primary 4 miles are down of the 10-mile tempo, after which it flattens out… I didn’t really feel nice till it flattened out and was completely happy to solely get quicker with my tempo–> completed with a 6:09 common (quicker than marathon tempo oops) for these miles and felt superb

We went to the restrooms, jogged a mile, after which obtained began on the 5-mile tempo, and whereas my physique felt nice on this portion, my abdomen killed me.  I used to be very completely happy to nonetheless get a 6:15 common (my purpose marathon tempo) for these 5 miles.

I now have an excellent stronger opinion about Maurten gels!  I made the worst mistake and forgot most of my gels in my automobile for this run.  My pals saved me with their further gels as a result of there was no manner I may run 22 miles with out sufficient gasoline.  I took two maurtens at first after which two different gels all through the miles.  My abdomen felt like one million bucks with the maurtens (the primary ten-mile tempo) however about ten minutes after taking my first of the opposite gels, my abdomen cramped up like by no means earlier than (and I even took it with water).  It damage so dangerous.

Lengthy story brief, I’ve discovered the magic answer for my intestine, and I’ll always remember my maurtens once more!

1.5-mile cool-down, after which we sat.

Time to begin carrying extra garments for runs.  I used to be shivering at many factors alongside the way in which, and I completed with blue lips and goosebumps.

1000 ft UP and 1400 ft DOWN.

80.89 miles for the week!  Time to taper.

The remainder of the weekend appeared like a number of soccer:

And a number of refueling (present favourite banana muffins):


The St. George Marathon is developing shortly (19 days), so I believed I’d share my greatest ideas for this race in case you will be there.  This shall be my fifth time doing the marathon (I’ve achieved the half as soon as too) and as you recognize, I’m fairly obsessive about this race.

I’ve run a 3:12, 3:15, 2:59 & 2:49 right here and my purpose this yr is a 2:44 (ahhhh!).   My recaps for this race are right here, right here, right here, right here, and right here if you would like extra information.

Just a few issues to consider:

*They’re passing out Maurten gels at miles 7, 11, and 19 this yr.  In case you haven’t tried these gels out but, attempt them out earlier than the race as a result of it’s so good to have the ability to seize the gels that they go you.  They’ve an excellent fueling plan right here!  Support stations are at miles 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24.5 and 25.25.  Seize liquid at all the support stations!

*The primary mile might really feel just a little congested however don’t fear; everybody will unfold out, and you should have loads of area.

*Unfavorable splits are at all times a purpose of mine in relation to the marathon, ESPECIALLY on this course.  My purpose is to run a 1:24 for the primary half and a 1:20 for the second half this yr.  The primary half has some difficult hills from miles 7-12, and for those who waste your vitality there attempting to go too quick, you’ll slowly die on the finish.  The second half has many alternatives to make up misplaced time within the first half. Belief it.

*Don’t have a look at your watch from miles 7-12.  Simply don’t.  Deal with effort and simply getting by the ups.  Shorten up your stride and use these glutes to get you up.

*Don’t get carried away within the first 10k.  It’s simple to take action in each race, however as a result of it’s nonetheless just a little darkish and has web downhill, it’s simple to go beneath marathon tempo effort an excessive amount of.  Watch out, you’ll be so completely happy you didn’t throughout the finish.

*I convey a small water bottle with me for the primary few miles.  It’s so vital to not get behind in your hydration as a result of it tends to get scorching there.

*You solely must take three turns throughout the whole race.  The final flip is .35 miles away from the end line!  Take pleasure in these previous few minutes because the end line will get nearer and nearer!

*Put on a hat/visor or BRING sun shades.  For the previous couple of miles, the solar shall be in your eyes and brilliant.  I shall be utilizing these sun shades this yr!

*They go out baggage of ice within the closing miles, and in case you have a sports activities bra on, please stuff ice in there and thank me later.

*Pour water in your head at any time when you may.  It will get heat (fortunately, a dry heat!), however this helps a lot.

*Don’t cry too exhausting while you get to snow canyon, it would price you an excessive amount of vitality;).  However actually, soak in while you drop into snow canyon.  The views are too good to be true, and I want this image may present you’re fairly it’s…

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*Unlock within the closing 10k.  There are just a few tiny ups, and the final mile or two are flat however don’t placed on the breaks on the downhill.  Lean ahead, let the descent take you away, and smile as your common tempo drops.

*If you’re working the half, convey a headlamp!  It begins sooner than the marathon and was PITCH darkish final yr.  It was scary attempting to run quick in full darkness for the primary 6 miles so convey some gentle.

*Keep in mind, the actual work is finished.  It’s time to maintain issues sharp however loosen up and taper.  The bodily work is finished, however now it’s time for the psychological work.  You will discover my favourite ideas for this–> HERE and HERE.

My favourite eats and issues to do in St. George are right here and right here.  Make sure that to have fun exhausting after the race!

Does anybody have ideas so as to add for the St. George Marathon or half?  Who shall be there in 19 days?

Have any races that you’ve achieved for a couple of yr?

What do you do when you will have abdomen cramps whereas working?  What causes them for you?

-I attempted what has labored previously (push on the cramp exhausting with my fingers), however nothing was serving to on Saturday.

What was one of the best factor you ate over the weekend?



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