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Black and Tabby llanelli half is march 4th am supposed to be doing 16miles then [ gulp !! ] 15 the sunday before and 12 the following week ...... ummm so don't know what to do
susiebuzz : I am completely flumoxed by all these different types of runs !!! so I just run.
kaffeeg: fingers and toes crossed for when you start running again
Brilliant news Len 2
runningRARa: Fingers crossed for you as well, I am sure you will be fine, most people would and should understand how important this is for you. Stay positive and ...KEEP USING THE PEAS !!
Oh no RaRa - fingers crossed for you. I know how you feel, when I thought my calf was totally b*ggered last week, i was unbearable. Definitely keep up the ice, heat, supports, rest, whatever it takes. I also found that a load of voltarol gel before bed worked wonders. Positive attitude and all tha, yes! Can you swim or anything in the meantime?
Congrats Len2! And so sorry to hear that RaRa. Mr V has struggled for ages with old knee injury too and he is also cursing himself for overtraining this week... best of luck getting back on it.
@ Hannahsmom - good luck with your fundraising and it's great to hear that you are achieving something you've wanted to do for years. Everyone's behind you!
@ Black and Tabby - I was going to do Bath! My sister was intending to run it as well which might have been fun but plans fell through so ...
Body complaining today so tempted to skip lunchtime run and swap today for a rest day..........................
RunningRaRa - ow ow ow! Sorry to hear about your knee. is it something that will recover with rest & ice etc? Sounds like you've already build up to a good distance, so even if you have to take a few weeks out to heal you should still be on schedule. Fingers crossed for you. A good tip I was given was to put washing-up liquid inside a couple of zip locks bags, and freeze that. It saves accidentally eating a bag of veg that has been thawed / refrozen a few times , stays cold for ages and you can make it whatever size you need.
Len 2 - hooray!!!!! Take it easy now
Katy_V - if you'rereally feeling sore, then take a rest day. If its just CBA then get out there
Enjoying my rest day today. Have managed 2 runs this week without any shin pain, but could feel just a hint of it yesterday. Was concentrating on not bending forward at my waist (which I know is a bad posture i have) and keeping my stride short so I wasn't putting too much pressure on my legs.
Need to find a 200m hill for tomorrow's 30 session - eek!
Oh - and it may be a rest day, but is anyone else becoming obsessed with this marathon? I seem to be spending all my spare time trawling the forums, reading anything I can find, and talking about it incessantly.
I've started a blog to try and help me stop talking so much about it. Anyone else on the thread blogging?
I am definately becoming obsessed, I try not to talk about it to people too much as I'm worried I'll become a bti boring !!!
Len2 - yayayyayayay! So glad for you!
Running RaRa - nooooooo. Gutting. Plenty of rest will be great. I completely know how you feel - it's soooo frustrating and upsetting. i want to kick every single jogger I see, if only my leg was up to it. The joggers seem to have quaddrupled round here since I got my injury, just out of spite I think!
Physio said I could start running from today - but to be honest my leg is still sore when I walk. I haven't got a limp any more and it isn't bad bad pain, but I feel the muscle/tendon. So I haven't run, and not sure if I will tomorrow - i don't want to start back and just make it worse. I'm soooo annoyed I'm not running and blame myself entirely for it.
Getting obsessed is good!!! Good motivation?! Think we are all going to get those post marathon blues??
Hi all - enjoyed reading the posts on this thread so far
Found out last week I had a place via my club but they left it until the last minute to send me the form, resulting in me posting it with just 2 days to spare!!
Looking at the website there is something about a compulsory registeration event for all runners at an exhibition centre somewhere which would mean me travelling down from Lancashire much earlier on the Saturday than I would have planned. Any of you guys with your confirmed entries shed any light on this?
Hello and welcome aboard!!
Yep - there are 4 days of registering on the wed, thurs, fri and saturday of the marathon week. I think it's from 2 - 8pm or something like that - can't remember. It says that if you have difficulty getting there you can nominate for someone else to go in your absence. All this information was in a magazine that they send you. I'm sure you will get a copy of it asap. A second magazine is sent out in mid-march, so they say, giving more information.
When you register, you get your timing chip, a bag to put your clothes in on the day of the race that you place in the baggage vans, and something else i think.....but can't remember!
Cheers Kaffeeg - looks like that will be my first stop when I get to London
I'm following a sub 4 hour plan from last Februarys RW. 5 miles hills tonight - The Mall seems a long long way off!
Yes this forum is great for that - for feeling a bit more in the loop and congrats about your little one on the way
I dont know about you but when I compare training plans they're all so different that it makes me feel a bit more relaxed about doing it "differently" - I'd guess if your long runs are not taxing you then do what works for you. It means that when you do have a bad week you can drop down without feeling guilty. Or that's what I say anyway... I'm not strict about my schedule and I do swap around my days - I usually do my LSR on Saturday too because of work/family commitments but swap over if I have something else on. That's my plan and if it doesn't work I'll let you know on April 23
How many runs are you doing? I'm doing 4+1 workout in the gym so that helps me keep motivated - I know that I have two rest days a week so I can swap one in if I feel REALLY crap after work (and at the moment that's quite a lot...)
Speaking of which @black and tabby - you were right, I felt achey in the day, but by the evening I suspected it was a severe case of the CBAs so I dragged myself out for a 4 mile trundle and I felt much better later!
Ooh I can recommend proper running tracks - all bouncy and springy! Did 5 miles last night and nothing aches today. Who knew?! If only the marathon course was made of track lol.
Soggs, yes I'm doing my long runs on a Sunday to fit the marathon. Works ok because most of our family plans are on a Saturday anyway.
If I really CBA, I look at my acceptance letter again and remind myself why I'm doing all this!
Training run tonight of 5 miles................ bollo*cks to it im having a kentucy Fried Chicken, Large, with an extra popcorn chicken, large chips and large Coke. only 1 million calories but ill burn it off later.
YUM YUM YUM
Me too at last running 5 miles not the chicken bit......... I am a veggie
Soggs - hello, and welcome and Congratulations! I shouldn't worry about intervals just yet. They're really to build speed, and for your first marathon I doubt you're too worried about speed?? I know I'm not!Len 2 - springy running surfaces sond great. Glad your track session went wellKaty_V - ha ha! Well done! I'm the world's worst at thinking I might be feeling poorly, and maybe I shouldn't run, so I've had to train myself to JUST GET OUT THERE!!!Constanza - I was going to go to the Expo on the Saturday, but have read its mad busy then so may well try and go easlier in the week. Its only about 1.5 - 2 hours for me to travel there, so much less than for you! I gather there's freebies there! kaffeeg - keep resting that leg if it still doesn't feel right. Walking??? Or maybe something like swimming???
Jon - hope you enjoyed your meal - and that you managed to run after it!
Pip - I'm veggie too - seems like there's a few of us on this thread!
Managed my 3 runs so far this week okay - no more shin pain (well , just a spot, but only tiny!) and concentrating on small steps to help reduce the stress on mylegs seems to be working. Long run tomorrow - schedule says 1hr 30 mins, so was looking to do around 8 miles. Don't want my shins to hurt again so trying it as easy as possible until I (hopefully!) get sorted for nooo shooooes on Monday!
Soggs - I shouldn't worry about whether your long runs are Saturday, Sunday or whenever just so long as you're pretty much running the prescribed miles each week in your plan. I tend to mix mine, at the moment my club still has cross country races most Saturdays so my long runs are on the Sundays but I'll be changing that soon as the miles rack up.
Motivation, or lack of it, must effect every runner on here at one time or another. This will be my 3rd marathon and I want to do this one in less pain than the other 2 - so that's all the motivation I need to get out!
Hey everyone glad the tranining is going well.
I'm using the rw training schedule but I change it where I need to. Tuesday and Thursday I'm trying to do speed work, Wednesday longish easy run and Sunday LSR.
Tonight I ran a 4 mile warm up to our local forest, found a big hill and then run up and down it for 8 reps. My legs are bloomin knackered now though.
When I really can't be bothered to go for a run, I go and put my running clothes on and then feel like I might as well now I'm dressed in them. It does seem to work for me, but I know that feeling all to well.
Hi all, happy Friday!
How did your run go @susiebuzz? would be v interested to hear what you went for re jelly babies. I tend to put them in my pocket and eat after the first hour but once I forgot to eat them and I had a slimy melted sugar clump in my pocket when I got home....gross
Good luck kaffeeg, hope it goes well today, really sympathise, I had to stop for two weeks recently (over christmas with bruised coccyx) and I was standing at the window glaring at runners going past after about five days...
Hope you're all running tall everyone, and have good weekends all
Susiebuzz I have the lucozade sport drink - orange and its not too bad. Also a well known supermarket does their own and that is quite nice..... not too sweet and sickly
How is it that it was a lovely day yesterday then as soon as I walk out of the door after work ready for my run, it starts raining and getting windy ??? never mind did my 5 miles last night all ok and doing 3 miles this evening.
Long run Sunday 10 or 11 miles ....... hopefully. Going to try my jelly beans then .