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Poundland waterproof for me too If its going tobe warm, I'll be rocking the knee high compression socks and tights look as well Trouble is, its been too cold to try it out up to now - maybe I'll try it underneath my running tights
Short, speedy 3 miles today, with son on cycle accompaniment. After no running last week (a week's skiing instead - good cross training I thought!) it felt good to be out in teh sun. Oh, and I managed to find an online shop selling my favourite (and now discontinued) trainers in my size - must be the last pair in the UK. Bought them, even though they cost more than they my last pair did (when they were the current model ) At least I now have a pair of trainers on the way that I know will fit and be comfortable and won't rub my heels raw!
Mark - That was a hot day in Stratford - hardly a cloud in the sky. I'm dreading similar at Brighton, because I will soooo unprepared And Milton keynes was a polar (pun intended!) opposite. It's hard to imagine two so completely different days of weather on virtually the same date (different years, obviously). Hopefully, Brighton weather will find the middle ground somewhere.
The top-of-the-range poundland waterproofs are blue
Is very annoying - after 9 days off to help my right knee recover (back of my right knee), I went for a gentle 3 mile run tonight, and within a minute the outside of my right knee was hurting, and fairly soon afterwards, the outside of my left knee started hurting as well. It didn't stop me running, but was far from ideal.
I saw reference to KT tape, does anyone advise the use of that this close to the race, I haven't tried it before ? I am just looking for anything that helps, as it seems unlikely that my knees are going to be 100% better before the race.
Salisbury Lad.....I had what sounds like the same thing that you're suffering from for about two months recently. I kinda self diagnosed it as my ITB and nothing helped me until I saw a physio who told me that the source of the pain in my knee ultimately lay with tight muscles elsewhere.
I dropped my mileage for a fortnight and rolled the outside of my thighs and most importantly....did the following on the roller http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Qw4aAFdbc
and the difference was AMAZING. Seriously......it may sound far fetched but I had a nagging pain for two months that simply wouldn't go....it went within a fortnight doing that rolling and hasn't returned.
Cheers for the birthday messages all of you. On my birthday last year I hadn't even considered running at all and was oblivious of the madness that would befall me! Honestly though, I have enjoyed this long slog to the marathon more than you would ever think possible.
Managed a 14 miler on Saturday and a short 4 miler on Monday......the Garmin's still in the box though. It looks kinda complicated!
Was supposed to do 5 yesterday but it was such i nice day took the opportunity to get the 6miler out of the way which leave s me just 5's and a 4
GCEdon't remember that but if i was going to chant a manta it would be pain is temporary but pride is for every but it blood well hurts at the time
or chocolate is the answer i don’t give a dam a but the question
I think I need a miracle now .
I did a little jog to the shop last night, managed about 50 metres before the pain was too much.
I'm pretty sure i've torn my calf now. I've got it all strapped up now, banging nurofen down my neck like they're sweets.
So pi**ed off with myself for going out for that short run last week. I didn't need to do it.
I think my mantra may be "what the hell, lets get this over with and celebrate at the pub..."
SDRR - don't panic yet, still time to rest, massage, rest, ice, rest etc etc....
Salisbury lad - I use KT tape on my knee - it seems to help and certainly from a psychological perspective if it seems to help go with it! The jury seems to be out at present, but worth a go. For my ITB problems I also swear by a foam roller and stretching exercises - good luck hope it improves.
Gaz - hoping things improve.
Like the idea of tights as arm warmers.......what a mine of information this thread is!!!
Just got some more Kendal Mint Cake to keep me going on the run - easy to eat and cheap to buy!
Weather seems to be warming up for next week........
Nice speed session for me last night - despite the wind and (another) rest day today!
Ah the myth of carb loading... Why restrict yourself to just the evening DF3? Sure you can manage lasagne for breakfast and lunch too?
Nearly... Carbs are the same thing as sugar
I think you will nail your race if you can continue eating at that rate. Good work!
Booked in for last ditch therapy on Saturday. Final throw of the dice I reckon.
Hoping to come out well oiled and looking like a pink mummy!
Already started on the stretches and the rolling ... let's hope lots of that over next few days will start to help that pesky (by the looks of it) ITB.
I'm glad not to have it! But do feel left out that I have anything to nurse.
OMG, just googled it, a Mars bar contains 38g of Carb...
GCE (8357 Red) wrote (see)
OMG, just googled it, a Mars bar contains 38g of Carb...
And every one of them yummy
.... also ordered some KT tape as well .. at this stage may as well give everything a go. I reckon that it is unlikely that I will be doing any runs now before the race, don't want to risk anything, although perhaps a trial short run with the KT tape when it arrives will be sensible, to check it isn't making things worse !
GCE, I reckon you must have a niggle somewhere to nurse, if you have got this far with no niggles that is blooming good work !!
SalisburyLad, me neither. I really want to run too, even a short distance at slow pace will do.
I feel like i'm losing fitness and gaining fat.
This will be my third marathon and the third I'll be going into with an injury. And I do build up my miles slowly and pace my LSR's correctly.
So frustrating to see friends continue with their running with zero problems. Not that I'm wishing injury on any of them.