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Oh hi Ruth blogging at the same time...out of yoghurt sadly but not feeling hungry so going to pass on something as worried that once i start it is hard to stop. I will have fruit in the morning before circuit training and a glass of OJ.
thanks for all you help...your like an angel on my shoulder armed with yoghurt and fruity goodness
Well done Matt
and how are the press ups?
I have been lurking as I did my first marathon last year and went for sub 5.
Your knee if it is side pain sounds a bit like I.T.B band but I am no expert. Hope it's ok after some rest google it and see.
I really get where you're coming from today! Friday I was meant to do my LSR of 18 but had to bail out at mile 10 as i was in a lot of pain in my right glute/hamstring sort of area, I turned to head home and got really upset and angry at myself that i was going home as the one thing I want to do this year was be constistent so i ploughed on and it hurt more! I stomped off back along the tow path to cath the bus home swearing at myself under my breath and how rubbish I was! By the time I got i home i'd resolved myself to not get down about and it was better to pull back and stop the injury getting worse- but YOU FINISHED THE DISTANCE so
RICE it see how it is after some rest and maybe go and see a physio if its no better! And chin up- I know how crap and frustrating it is right now1!
I went yesterday for sports massage that was already booked and turns out my right leg was extremely tight especially my hips and after 3/4hr of pain it seems like i'm on the mend!
Oh dear! I am no injury expert, but so good to keep going in the elements. Sometimes getting out the door after a quick look out the window is half the battle! At the weekends I get up and put on running kit to aid the actually leaving the house... sometimes it's still hours before I do leave - always as excuse not to, and sometimes would ever rather clean the flat!
Hope the RW forumites can help with the knee, but I say good effort on completing the run.
Hope all's well.
Just want to say that I'm doing the Paris Marathon this year too!! Panicking a bit really, with only 9 ish weeks to go. A gang of 4 of us are doing it together. I did Edinburgh last year in 5 13, so would be great to do Paris in 5. Don't know how that is physically possible! Training is very slow, longest run is 11 miles so far! Really not motivated.
Doing Llanelli 1/2 marathon in March for practice.
Different parts of knees/legs hurting at the moment each time! Hope you get your knee sorted.
Hey Matt - as you know I have been campaigning against ITB for the past three weeks and have been trying nearly every trick in the book - stretches / strengthening exercises / causes / cures / new knees / running through / recipes - so don't hesitate to pop over to my thread for in depth discussion, tales of woe, and various chants against ITB.
Hope it's improving - if it is ITB, there are various bits and pieces you can do to alleviate pain / improve things somewhat.
In the meantime, well done for ploughing on yesterday - you're a trooper.
Hi Alex and cheers for the advice. I was not sure what it was to begin with but if it is the same as you then ouch! Feels ok today and done a tiny bit of jogging on it and ok. I feel a bit tentative about cycling today but going to try it out anyway. If it comes back though i'll be straight over to your page and reading up on all the expert details. I had a read of your site last night as i wanted to see if things were getting better for you and i'm so glad that they are.
check out my sunday roast lunch whipped up yesterday! Even drizzled the parsnips with a tiny bit of honey....where's my michelin star! lol . I started the day with a banana and yoghurt did the run then bacon sandwich, then the roast, had a snack of yoghurt in the afternoon and then cheese sandwich for tea.
Today; this morning, fruit juice and yoghurt and snacked on two oranges, as well as 3 slices of weight watchers sliced fruit malt loaf...which is quite tasty and reminds me of childhood
Yes, Dory's mantra keeps me going!!Cool - We'll see you at the bar then! We'll be the ones with Welsh Flags!
Have heard that they hand out cheese and wine on the last few KMs - is this true?! Also, anyone heard that they have a time limit in paris of 5 hrs 40? Read it on a website yesterday, that has made me panic!
Hi MKT and others - hope you're all well today. Struggled with my 13 miles yesterday but it was more pyschological than physical. Am not enjoying the training this time round and am glad that it'll all be over in 10 weeks
For what it's worth I've found that tight calf muscles have caused me all sorts of problems in the past. Am learning to take care of them and my problems (which have included ankle and knee pain) seem, fingers crossed, to be under control at the moment.
Trigger 2- try and stay positive training is where the joy of crossing the finishing line marathon day comes from....i'm trying to convince myself here to as i'm cycling this afternoon and not really up for it....I think we are bound to have tough times and bad weeks but it is feb, weathers dark and miserable (please stop strong wind for the cycling this afternoon) and so we must try and perservere and be strong willed. Speaking of strong will- Anyone got a biscuit or maybe just a little slice of cheesecake? lol
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