Preparing for a marathon from scratch, in 22 weeks.
I know what you mean about the cheapies - comfiest pair of long running socks I've got were from Aldi!
@Jen, still recovering from the flu and not been running for a week now so getting a little techy
Well done on the diet booktrunk and Daeve, carb loading is no excuse! I've lost a stone now although lost the last 2lb when I was supposed to be back to gaining LBM
Socks are a biggy for blisters for me as well and the 1,000 miles socks seem the best, I paid a fortune for X-socks and my toes became raw after just 5 miles.
Am in the middle of reading 'Born to Run' and like most readers of it it has rekindled my interest in barefoot running and am considering something like the vibrams 5 fingers - booktrunk, how do they feel? not sure my toes would enjoy being in 'gloves'.
Ah, me and my speed reading again Of course, they would have to be pink so your colour co-ordinated from head to toe
Arrgghh, you have me jealous now but shall hold back till the next time I'm on the mainland so i can try a pair on (and read up some more).
Hiya booktrunk....I'm new to this thread but it looks like we've been on a very similar journey!
I'd not done any running/exercise at all since I left school (I'm 41 too) and started the C25K program last April. I've stuck to the program and followed a plan in a book I got on training for a marathon.
I succumbed to a knee problem in November that really reduced my mileage until I finally saw a physio around a month or so ago who diagnosed ITBS and gave some stretches and rolling exercises.
WOW...big difference and I'm now up for my first marathon on 14th April...can't wait!
It IS amazing what's achievable if you put your mind to it.
Good luck...yeh, I'm a stubborn git! I've had to make a lot of sacrifices to get all these runs in this last year....funnily enough if it pans out to plan, my marathon may well be exactly my 100th run since I started training.
My knee pain was ultimately traced to me having a tight muscle in my buttock (piriformis iirc) which once I started rolling it and stretching it the knee pain went away!
Good luckm hope it mends soon...I know how truly gutting it is when you enjoy running and pain spoils it.
booktrunk wrote (see)Hehe I can now do a 0-marathon in vibram five fingers hehe.....
Good news: I'll join your threadBad News: You owe me the best part of £90 cos you made me buy a pair.
Seriously, I've been looking at these for a while now and guess you helped push me into it - this could be fun (or not).
Tired!! Red Nose Day was awesome was at the studio
Today I found out where my Patella is and how painfull it can be
Not sure if it has anything to do with yesterdays 8.4 mile run? but guess I'm pleased I have the pain now and not straight after I try out my vibrams (Monday/Tuesday hopefully). Needless to say I refrained from going out today
I'm impressed you're doing a marathon again so soon bt, 6 months until mine. I've just entered Eyam HM in May so "ramping" (joke, it's apparently incredibly hilly!) my training up a bit.
I bought some Yoursoles "Soles" insoles that you heat in the oven and mold to your feet, they really make a difference compared to the standard insoles - managed 23 miles in the last 4 days and so much less aching with them than without.
Just for interest I got my results form the sports science assessment today - VO2max 45.15 mL/Kg/min and LT around 7:45 min/mile - not that it means a great deal to me other than I have to run for 2 hours at 70% VO2max which is 11.1 km/h for a trial they are doing.
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