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Thanks for that Perezoso and Paul Clarke 46.
All you can do is one day at a time.
I been saving up for my outboard engine (£1115), thats helped keep me in lol. All being well I should be buying it on Wednesday or Thursday.
How's the weather where people live? Blizzard conditions here.
OMG BBC TV moving home, thats one hell of a move.
Spring is arriving here - I'm a lot further south than most of you. Having said that, me and the missus are popping back to Blighty for a few days next week, so perhaps we'll see a bit of the snow.
sinbad, hopefully running will help you take your mind off 'stuff' and keep your chin up
Only been out twice in the past fortnight, this flu virus has really taken it's tole but hopefully I'll be back to base training soon.
In addition to base training in 'normal' shoes I'm also going to be running in my new Vibram FF Bikilas and Huaraches but doing it properly and building up from shorter distances. It's still a bit cold out for the Huarches so using those as slippers for now
Andi McGill thats part of what I'm hoping for. Building up slowly and nautrally for the half marathon and full marathon.
Perezozo, lucky you with spring beginning where you are. Stay there for time being you may get snowed in here
19scot90 welcome to the thread. Sounds like a plan to me.
Andi Mcgill, yes its yes the weather is atroucious. We have had a good 40 inches here, and is now slowly turning to ice, you just dare not try to train, only reluctantly going to shop with great care. I don't know how other people feel, but I feel that I'm losing all the hhard work, I have put in so far, not being able to get out there with this weather.
I'm buying my engine (if no hicups) on Wednesday, but won't be able to pick it up, depending on weather. This time last year, I was camping on her.
Newbie here as well so probably can't offer much in the way of answers sorry. I take it your shoes were fitted at a 'proper' running store? (gait analysis etc). So close to your race there is really nothing you can do now as your about to start your taper and (imho) would be unwise to try for a road 20 miler so close which means it's probably time for you to reconsider your goal time and maybe adopt a run/walk routine for the race?
Whatever you do just getting through the 26.2 miles will be a personal best and you can build on that another day
Good luck and be sure to let us know how you get on
Darcy welcome to the thread. Your doing everything right, even if your getting on the treadmill, just make sure you rehydrate properly if too warm. ry and eat properly, theres plently of information on the internet about eating right. Try not to worry too much, as one person said, running is meant to be fun as well as a challenge. You will do great.
russellelly, just be careful. Try and ease yopursself into it. Enjoy the gym.
Hi Andy McGill 2 sounds your training is going well?
Darcy is it a half marathon, or full marathon your doing in Brighton?
Well I'm frustrated I live in an upstairs flar, so I won't risk buying a treadmill, I may go through the floor .
. I not even got the money to get to the gym, as I'm finally buying my new outboard engine Wednesday. As Darcy feels I daren't run on the roads because of ice and snow, so when snow finally goes, I will be more or less starting from scratch again. But I hope it won't take as long to get back where I was.
Another wo ho. I got an offer of another mooring this morning. Its away from the harbour wall away from the kids but is a little away from any of the harbour steps. But I'm hoping to buy a £150 inflatable tender, so I hope it won't be too bad.
Hope your all okay?
Paulc46 I'msure you willdo great in the Chester half.
Wish I could get out running. We had snow showers here again today, it just doe's not seem to want to go from here.
Like yourself I have not run in about 3-4 weeks now, its doing my head in, thats how bad the weather is here. Ifeel Iam losing the progress I made over the past 5 months .
I have no idea when I will be ready to do a HM now, I'm so frustrated.
Paul/sinbad just make sure when you do get out there again that you take things easy, the lost miles are.. well lost and playing catchup is a recipie for disaster.
Managed another 5 miles today but am struggling with my avg HR, when I went down with the flu 2 weeks ago I was averaging 68% of MHR and the 3 runs since have been 75% at the same pace - am hoping it's just remnants of the flu and things settle down soon.
Just signed up to Chester in October as my first marathon, seems a popular choice and is reasonably local. It's all a bit intimidating, 26.2 miles doesn't half sound like a long way. That said, there's plenty of time to train and get my mileage up where it needs to be.
I've done the Anglesey and Liverpool half marathons in the last few weeks and they went surprisingly well so here's hoping for great things.
Darcy, sounds like you have all the bases covered and if you have only missed a few runs then you might just surprise yourself and be fitter than many runners on the start line
I read that if you opt for a run/walk stratergy then your best off doing it from the beginning of the race rather than 15 miles in when your pooped. Maybe try a couple of run/walk sessions before the big day.
And GOOD LUCK!
Just wanted to say, it sounds like you have a similar issue to me when I run. It is compounded by running on roads and is generally caused by tired over pronating feet.
My tip and one I have used for all my half marathon races, is to take some ibuprofen before the race. The pain you are getting is inflammation and as an anti-inflammatory you will probably find that the pain will be kept at bay longer during the run. Now I'm not saying that everytime you run you should be gobbling down pills, but it will help race day performance and you can heal more naturally once you have the medal round your neck.Ice packs are always a good idea post run!Some of that pain is also going to be worse at the start and then the day after. Mid run it will probably die off a bit.The other thing that will be important out on the road is your refuelling times. Think about the treadmill run and thik where it started to get really hard, you needed to refuel before that point. It will be even more important while road running because the treadmill does help your movement to some extent.
But you sound like you've really given the training a good go and that's the hardest part. Time for the real thing!
Finally good luck! You must be getting pretty nervous at this stage? I'm doing Hamburg on the 21st and I know I get all sorts running through my head when I think it is only 3 and a bit weeks away!
I take your advice Andi McGill about the lost miles. I'm sure your HR will improve.
Theakster welcome, wish my running fora future HM goes aas well as yours have.
Paulc46 good going.
Darcy post as much as you wish. I'm sure you will do great for your first marathon.
Mrdicalert, thats sound advice you have given. Welcome to the thread.
Russellelly, personally I don't take any medication for sport purposes, but I understand why people do though.
I start backin training for a HM next Wednesday no matter the weather, there's always the treadmill in the gym. I'm not signing up for any HM till I'm at the correct distance, I'm hoping this will hep with the training.
I bought my outboard engine Wednesday, so I can rest assureed there now, and get concentrate on running.
I give my advice as someone who works in a medical field. (Paramedic) and while I understand there are some risks while taking Ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, for me the benefit for the start of those massive runs is there.Now I agree there is some evidence to say that it can be bad for you. It does play with your kidneys and means you need to be well on top of your hydration game.
The scientific studies in the main are pretty poor when it comes to working out the cost benefit and there are some that suggest that it can make post run injuries worse.
However, my personal opinion on pain killers in general is that they should be used only when you need to do something that requires you to get through the pain. It should not be ignored in the main (including in everyday life) it is there for a reason! But I will certainly be taking some before Hamburg starts because the inflammation in my left shin gives me less problems over the long distances when I do.I totally agree you should do your research and as with everything medical you have to weigh up the cost benefits of taking a medicine.I don't use them often and I would like not to have to at all, but for race day on the 21st I will have them in my prep.My physio didn't have a problem with what I was doing and neither did my friends Doctor when he ran the Chicago marathon last year with tonsilitis in under 3hrs 30!
Wow sounds like your giving postees, some really good information on tablets medicalert, thank you.
Thats great news Paulc46.
Isn't it strange howsome of us can go up and down with our training?
I personally don't, but I'm sure there will be someone.
I use my trusty Garmin.
The forerunner 10 in my opinion is a good starter one.
I did 15 miles in 5 hours last month, very sloow I know. But the watch still had a little battery left.
Battery life for me is its down side. The battery life may just reach 5 possible 7 hours.
On the plus side its so easy to use. You can just push a button and away it goes (depending where the sattillite is.
The 2 other points I would make is that there is aa power save on the watch whereby you have to be careful of. But I have not yet tried to see if it still runs on the power save.
It is not water proof.
Over all though. Its a dam good starter watch. and gives you all that you need for data on your computer, as wel on the watch itself.
I feel lost with it now.