Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Packing for GUCR Part I

It is Tuesday evening and my usual habits are to get home, have some tea, get my running kit on and scoot off to the club, however tonight I did just that but this time with no running kit and no run :-(

My legs are feeling great at the moment and the taper is doing its work quietly in the background apart from the odd ache or pain which goes with the territory of tapering. What does one do on an evening like this......well I start getting the plans and lists together that I have been creating for the past few weeks. A large box appeared on the doorstep today containing 24 carb gels ( I won't be taking all of them) which I bought at a much reduced price (can you see a theme here?) and chucked them on the pile.

Below is the first set of piles being created ready for the big pack on Thursday, each row, a specific theme:
  1. Backpack
  2. Shoes/waterproof
  3. Neck and headware
  4. Shirts
  5. Lower half incl. socks
  6. Medical kit
  7. Nutrition
  8. Fluids
A tried and tested approach to my planning, this will ebb and flow over the next few nights but it is a start.


  1. I hope you get well in time for GUCR but I am sure that the tapering will help.

  2. Always good to see you with your sack out!

  3. Good luck for Saturday. Immune and I will be on an ultramarathon. a drinking one. we will be going as long as you.

    You will be fantastic! All the best and see you at the wedding