It’s going ok thanks. Had a rest on Sunday (but washed both cars, which somehow seems to tire me out worst of all!) Then an easy 11km Monday, rest Tues and some hill reps today. Have a 21km planned for tomorrow evening and then a dedicated vert session on Fri afternoon. Only 16 days to go!
Thanks for the taping info, I did watch a YT clip on taping by a Kiwi physio based in the UK (IIRC it was a run clinic/show type thing) she was very thorough but seemed to take forever and it looked a bit complex. I might have a look for a simpler version.
My dedicated hill vert sessions are usually at the same spot, it’s about 8km from where I live and is only about 36-38mtrs each time but it’s in a very narrow valley. One side has wooden steps and the other is all grass. I walk up up the steps then ‘run’ down the gnarly trail, cross the valley floor, walk up the other side and ‘run’ down that. I do about 10 or 11 each side (22 ascents) and it gives me about 1150 mtrs and takes approx 2.5hrs.
Hard to say why I pick this hill but the awesome cafe 600 mtrs away ‘could’ be a factor!
I’ve been wanting to try Beta Fuel for a while, so ordered some sachets of powder (just six of them). They came too late for Friday’s run but I wanted to get one bottle ready for tomorrow and it was only then I realised I’d ordered gels by mistake
Oh well, I’ll give them a try!