I have taken a while to update this blog. I was going to add something about the lesson learned at the last 24hour, then I really got a writers block. Unlike at the 100km in Wuppertal where I broke through the mental barrier and completed, I failed to do this at the Stadtoldendorf 24hour. Ian Hopkins, who crewed me there, denied me sugary gels with the hope of making me have a small sugar crash early on and then recovering. This was opposed to having a big unrecoverable one later on.This appeared to work but then I had a serious case of chaffing.
This time I have bought some long trucks to go under the shorts and three tubs of vaseline to reduce the chaffing :-)
I will not wear a watch as this has a negative affect as I constantly look at it, wasting time and recalcuating the pace. The aim is to just run for 25 minutes and then walk for 5 and repeat 48 times.
In terms of a food plan I will have:
- Peanut Oat bars every 30mins
- Water per odd hour
- Tailwind per even hour
- Rice pudding or greek yoghurt every three hours
The weather is forcast to be good. No rain, sunny on Saturday with a high of 28° and low of 17°. Sunday is similar with just a little more cloud. .
I need to remember that I may feel bad, but after 30 minutes everything will be ok.
I may call Call Chrissy when I am feeling bad for encouragement.
- Every three hours I will change my shirt and add vaseline.
- Every six hours I will change shorts and socks.
- I have Caffeine gels and pills and music for overnight.
- I have lots of warm clothes including a space banklet.
- For those little uplifts I can brush my teeth or change shades/hats and I can also take extras from checkpoint.
For motivation I have three bands for the people I know who can't run any longer and I have my magic book with the WAW plus other notes.
This is going to work because I am well prepared for running, my core is stronger, my food is better and I am mentally tougher than before.
The link to live results for during the race is below