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still thrilled after my first marathon and my time of 3:48:45 and cant wait for my 1st run back on the streets and pathways of sussex which will be this weekend for sure
i so looking forward to next year marathon but suddenly realised probably wont be able to do as week after my 50th which i wanted to go away somewhere nice so rules out brighton 2013 but maybe vienna marathon as its april 14th same day , lol im sure missus won t mind week in vienna bar 1 day ha ha
i had severe stomach cramps on weds morning , only hurt when i stood up or stretched but was ok if i sat down or was in bed , was that marathon related as only happened wednesday morning ??
Adam, that's a fantastic first marathon. Can't you go somewhere nice in the taper week and then fly back for Brighton?
I need to knock 10 minutes off my BM time and am unsure how to do it.
I sort of followed Hal Higdons intermediate plan in training but found myself struggling with leg cramps in the last few miles in the race. My long runs were 20 miles, of which I did three. Should I change plans? Should I attempt another Autumn marathon? Do I concentrate on half marathons to try improve my speed until next year? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
After the dissapointment of the last 7weeks, where I had to pull out of brighton and MK marathon due to shin splints/hip injury, Ive entered the brighton marathon 2013. Its going to b a slow recovery to get back to some proper running. I have been doing 2/3 runs a week for the last 2 weeks of 2 and 3 miles. Went out today and did my longest run for 8 weeks of 3.7miles!!!! At least injury seems to have gone.
Hopefully keep fit, build up running do an aut marathon and then prepare for brighton 2013. Look forward to speaking to u all on this thread.
Actually i read that the winner said he thought that brighton was the second toughest course he had ran....i just tell that to all my friends and family for added kudos
Now i have been looking on this old site on events... those that are of a 26.2 mile nature and ive found one called the boddington marathon on the 1st july...you can enter on the day and its just on a lap of around 2.2 miles 12 times or go round a few more times and do an ultra its really tempting me i can tell you...
Have been out running three times now since last saturday and i can say im loving it again...i seem to have picked up speed too....
VOTR, you need to be careful about pushing anything at the moment. If you ran a hard marathon (is there anyone who didn't????) nearly all the advice says 4 weeks recovery. In particular, anything that puts impact on your joints, is likely to delay the recovery, as is anything too explosive. (So karate followed by tougher karate, definitely counts, I'm afraid!)
As I understand it, the reason is quite simple: running a marathon takes you beyond what your body normally endures, thus creating many more small internal tears and bruises than you'd normally have, even during the peak marathon training phase. Unfortunately, as well as (temporarily) diminishing the overall muscular strength, this particularly affects the available muscular power and more importantly, the shock absorbing ability of the joints. You need to let your body heal and regain its strength for a little longer yet, otherwise you're probably adding to the damage, rather than benefiting from the exercise. So some light exercise is fine, but most people will feel tired and a bit lethargic for a little while yet. -And we can all be happily envious of those lucky few who don't
Waves to all
I have always taken the 'rest a day for every mile' advice as complete rest. So take it easy guys and gals for 4 weeks, except for an odd SHORT jog. Your body will thank you for it.
Well my training should start (again) on friday with a 2 or 3 mile jog.
Have done 3 shifts at work without feeling exhausted during or after, just the usual tiredness. Am making sure I get plenty of rest and sleep so hope I'm out of the woods.
Lots of running and races ahead of me before the end of the year and really looking forward to it
I may even have coaxed JuliaT (2010 and 2011 BM forumite) back into her running shoes!
Waves to all
Well will start training again today only a gyn session but may well go out for a little run tomorrow
i hear on the news that apparently some poor woman collapsed and died yesterday running London i think they said she was only 30
Green Fairy hope you have Julia T lost here mojo for a long time then started running again but we haven’t heard from her in a little while on the gulp thread she stared