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ok mentioned to Mr pippitypoppity about Bristol and he didn't fall off his chair instead said ' when is it ?'
going to google it , I will be back......hold on ....
Pip - i am bouncing up and down on the sofa waiting as patiently as you have been for kiwi to answer your question!
b&t - what? But are they old enough to be bribed with pocket money to make them take it to school?
Yes do it B&T, it will be great if alot of us could do a race together . A post race lunch sounds lovely x
Aber - how lovely for your kids, they must have been so proud of you.
Pip/b&t - what? something else to do? kiwi? not on this forum? what? he must be running.
b&t - hehe! awww, my cat got scared of the foil blanket. Was. Not. Her. Friend.
ohhhhh, i'm far too excited about our post race lunch.
you are joking ????????????????????????????? can it be recycled ??? I have even kept the kit bag ...sad really aren't I
Kiwi can't be around running cos he said we were all not allowed
Emma Mc well done I am glad they appreciated your medal, did you wear your foil blanket as well ??
Speed 10 ....naughty you were told not to run but hope you are not too sore today x
I am getting really really bored now, just think this time last week eeeeeeeeeek were we scared or what ?
but just think how confident etc.. we will be at our next marathon now we are elite marathoners
I went for a 25 minute very slow gentle run yesterday and am not capable of any more at the moment! I was going mad as been stuck inside barely moving all week, so it was really just to get me moving and get some fresh air. At least the weather at the mo is so hideous it is good to have an excuse not to go out!
I won't get any amazed looks at the school gate as my kids have to get a bus to school. All the council's fault as they shut our village school. So it is all their fault I am missing out on more people congratulating me!
Off to my sister's today and going out for a celebratory lunch (without wine as have to drive home after). But she can't wait to hear all about the marathon in person, even though I have gone on and on to her by text and email all week.
Suzie - did you buy the t-shirts at the Expo? I saw them but didn't dare in case I didn't finish! Would quite like to get them now!
How's is everyones recovery going ?
haven't read back as there are probably thousands of posts and I have been extremely busy.Daughter has also come back home from uni so plenty happening. I was less busy when I was marathon training!!!!!
Have got to go over to work in a minute ( I live literally over the road ) as we have 3 cricket matches on. However they will more than likely be called off, guess why. It is raining !!!
Catch you all later.
Hi Little Miss Calamity.
Yeah- Nothing !!!
Morning! Right - Bristol massive it is then I'm about 30 mins away by train, but don't really know Bristol at all. Also willing to do some lunch research However I have a friend on another thread who is a Bristolian and has run it several times. He gave it a '3 thumbs up ' rating as a race, so that sounds good to me!
Whoops - I've just entered it
Len - would you be up to a half in Bristol by end of September??
LMC - people have been selling their unused foil blankets & kitbags on ebay And even medals
Kiwi - Pip is about to burst with wanting to ask you a question ......
Pip - I've kept everything as well. Well, thecta has the foil blanket - there's no way I could get it back off him without being savaged. Just keep hearing a 'rustle' as he crawls under it again!
Speed- ow to the hip - take it easy!!
Susie - i saw those t-shirts too and they brought a tear to my eye. Like Aber though, I didn't want to tempt fate!!
Aber - our village school was closed down, so my kids catch buses to school. Son is year 6 now though, so he won't want walking to & from the bus stop for much longer! Friend who's a teacher said after he ran London 2 years ago he wore his t-shirt & medal to school on the Monday, and literally stood at the school gates so everyone could admire them / him !
Is hard to remember how we were all feeling this tme last week - is it wrong that I've put my medal back on today, as my sunburnt neck has finally calmed down??
Oh yes - I have been checking my photos regularly (not going to say how regularly, is too embarassing!) and Mr B&T spotted some new ones had been added last night. Good news - is finish line photos, with the gantry at the top, Buck palace & lots more runners at the top. Look suitably wet and am still running. bad news - there's a man just behind me who, how shall I put this delicately, appears to be adjusting his tackle What a great set of photos I have!
KIWI OOH OOH got my hand up again jumping about manically to ask you a question..... well when we start running again do we have to start off gradually or what ?? I would like to do a 10k in the middle of June I am being very good not done any running went riding this morning. But getting very,very,very bored.
Oh and I may do Bristol yeahhhhhh but mr pippitypoppity said its either Bristol or cardiff hmmmmm what to do
You now have a good foundation/base after all your marathon training, plus the marathon itself. After tackling a marathon you may feel almost invincible at the moment. You are at your most vulnerable after a marathon because your body has taken a hammering !! You are at your most injury prone at this stage so what is the sense in running when you are at your most vulnerable. Your muscles and connective tissue are at a state of reduced resilience- so rest !! as frustrating as it may be !! Running at this stage has negligible benefits anyway. Your immune system is also low so you are also at risk of picking up something.
You reap the benefit around 3 weeks after a long run ( look at the taper), so I equate this to 4 weeks from a full on marathon. Your muscles etc. will be in great condition at this stage so you can certainly start running again then. I would start off with a few recovery runs, but don't be afraid to add in something slightly faster. IE tempo runs etc.
Within about 6 weeks there is probably no reason why you could not run races of a lesser distance, just take it easily and be careful. If you are intending to run a half, you may not be as fast as you may like ( I may be wrong here), remember you have been marathon training not half marathon training ! However 10ks etc. fill your boots !!! Just be careful. You have taken on the beast of all running distances. Look at starting to train in the next 5 weeks or so for any other races you may have lined up.
If any of you want any advice about training for any of the other distances let me know !! Obviously the shorter quicker distances have more intensive training regimens. Even your second marathon you can aim for a quicker time. The first one as we have said is just a case of getting round. You have done that now !!
Apologies to LITTLE BY LITTLE, you may have meant cross training, not actual running. If that is the case you can look at cross training each day ( bike/swimming/whatever) for about 45 minutes each day. Just don't overdo it. You can gradually increase this as the weeks go by.
I have actually raced full on a week after running a marathon in the past, both 10k and half marathon distance, however I am a bit of a freak when it comes to this and I would certainly not recommend it.
I am also doing nothing this time for a month- nothing at all !!