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Evening you lovely people,
did 6 miles last night and enjoyed it but i am getting pain in the ball on my foot and not to sure why, i have high arches and i think maybe i need some support for the arch, hoping to do 16 miles in morning so will see how it goes,
Well its decided I am going to stick to my plan [ RunningRaRa I bought that book too, its very good] going to do 20 miles as Instructed. Jon well done for your run ...... pretty nippy 7min 45 !!
Only had to do 3miles tonight, but hey get this, actually did some fartleking [ I think !!] every other lampost had a bit of a sprint, enjoyed it as felt very invigorated at the end, and made my run more interesting. Is it supposed to help with speed or stamina or both ??
Sarnie hope your foot is ok in the morning flipping heck 16 miler tomorrow well done good luck
Sarnie, I've been getting a dull pain in the the heel of my foot and at the back. I really hope it sorts itself out and doesn't develop into something else. Maybe you should go to a running shop and see what they suggest about your high arch.
@ philippa, I think fartlek is supposed to help with speed and stamina. It definately helps make the runs more interesting.
I've had a bit of pain in my knee, but I'm hoping it's nothing more than a bit of a niggle which will clear up soon. I've heard an cold bath after training can help with swelling so ran myself a nice cold bath, got one foot in it and thought *$!* that I'm not getting in there ! So I soaked my feet in the cold water for 10 mins or so and then had a nice hot bath .
20 miles will be my longest run
Enjoy your long runs this weekend
My plan has 3 20 mile runs and 1 21 miles, I hope that running that distance around 4 times will get my body at least somewhat used to it.
I'm feeling a little today a little as things are starting to fall apart a bit. My knee is swollen, the back of my foot hurts and my feet have blisters. I'm meant to be doing 16 miles tomorrow, not sure that is going to happen. I've ordered a ice pack for my knee and I'm hoping that will help sort it out.
Good luck with everyone else and their weekend runs x
everyone's distances are starting to scare me bad! I would have been up to 16 miles had I not had two weeks off.....i'm now going back a couple of weeks too, so won't be at 16 miles now for about a month.....
I'm hoping it will be all ok as doing my threshold training now and going to do hill training ,and doing cross training so I hope I have whole body strength and the endurance to get me round.
This is nerve wrecking!
Does anyone get very emotional thinking about it all???? I always cry every single time I watch the London Marathon.....i think i might be crying the whole way around! Even if it will be wasting energy and liquids!
Kaffeeg and Jon eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek how are you doing these long miles already? I am doing 10 tomorrow then 14 next Sunday. I shall definately be in tears on the BIG DAY cried when I did my first half marathon so If Isee someone else blubbering at the finish I will see if it's you Kaffeeg. And Jon what's really sad is I have the theme to the London Marathon on my ipod !!! definately recommend Queen and Bon Jovi as well , very good to run to
Sounds like you are doing great Kaffeeg.
Phillipa, I know I'm going to be crying like a little girl. I said to my other half as soon as I see him and the kids near the finish I will bawl - I'm so blooming emotional.
My knee has been feeling worse today, it's the same ache as when I started running which wore off as they got used to me running. I'm sure it will get better, it's just frustrating as the other half is going away for a week and I'll be strapped for sitters to get out running. So tomorrow is my chance to have a good long run before tapering it down for a week.
I've brough a knee support which I've worn all day today. I'm going to ice and elevate it tonight and pray it is o.k for tomorrow. I'm lucky we have a cross trainer at home so after tomorrow's run I think I'll have a few days off running and get on the cross trainer - stupid knee. d
brilliant suarez - good job!
philippa f - hope your knee holds out.
I'm up, eating breakfast before i start a 10 miler - which is where i am picking up from my training after my two weeks off and one week easing back into it. got my leg taped up - forcing breakfast down me, and taking some dried apricots to eat on my way round.
It looks cold and miserable out - can't wait to get out there!
phillipa f - i did the apricots.....they were ok. Tummy was fine but made me want to burp! I never burp. And i've never eaten whilst running before so not sure if it was that or the apricots. I was told to eat 4 every 40 minutes, but I could only manage three on the whole 1 hour 40 minute run. Third was hard to swallow, but got it down with lots of water........let me know how you get on with them! I just hate those sports stuff - but might try them next week.
creg - i think everyone here is at different stages, different abilities, different speeds. I get days where I panic (like yesterday) that everyone is so far advanced to me and so much quicker. But we all got to take it at our own pace. We can all do it! (I hope!!)
Aunty Shezzie - sorrry to hear about your friend, 39 is far too young. Fancy dress too - you are brave! Have you decided on an outfit? You going to practice running in it?