anyone doing their first marathon other than the VLM?
Hi all, glad to hear training going well. Darcy, i'm not sure its a good idea to take ibuprofen before a race. I think i've read that its bad for your kidneys so check wih your GP first.
Hi. Darcy Maybe some low impact training, cross-training? You can still work aerobically without the stress to your joints.
Just done a steady 7 miles. Cant wait till 28th am starting to get excited.
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Hi. Darcy Maybe some low impact training, cross-training? You can still work aerobically without the stress to your joints. Just done a steady 7 miles. Cant wait till 28th am starting to get excited.
Good stuff! Agree on cross-training if your joints are hurting - cross trainer or the pool are the way to go.
I've been keeping my joints rested by doing lots of cross trainer work this week and minimal running. It's either a genius or disastarous move, will find out on the 28th
Darcy, good on you! Deferring isn't always the easy option, you've come this far some pain on race day hopefully won't be too bad. Good Luck!
I did some treadmill and crosstraining yesterday, getting into a routing. The gym is so hot and I get so bored so quickly, find it really hard to stay motivated. Leg was a little tender afterwards, but is fine today which is big progress Will try some outdoor running tomorrow, maybe 5 or 6 miles and keep up the cross-training. It's taper time anyway in theory.
Well done to everybody for your training Darcy, as others have said you have done your training now and as you got the ok to run then I say "go for it". So, you saying this is your first (and only) Marathon? am surprised all your training hasn't got you hooked
Managed 11 miles yesterday along a bank of the Rhone. It was possibly my most boring run ever - straight as a die and flat as a pancake! I got so bored I jumped onto the trial bikers humps for half a mile
Hi all. hope your training
's going well. Did 12 miles on Sunday, it felt easy and legs have felt good in work today. Two weeks to go. Bring it on!
I am running the London Marathon alone. Would be great if someone here in the forum would like to keep me company? Going to collect my running number today at excel exhibition center. If there is a group which you accept such a late entry that would be great.
There are lots of runner world pacers in the London Marathon... Do a search on the site for or look at the home page it says about it. In fact the link to it is below.
Thought I would update post Brighton marathon.
I managed to finish...!! But was very disappointed with my time as my knee really started to hurt by the 16 mile point. I started out really slowly as I wanted to keep any pain at bay for as long as possible but by 16 it was really quite bad but i managed to carry on until just before the 20 mile when I thought it might be an idea to walk for a little bit but my knee stiffened pretty quickly and I found it really hard to get it going again. To cut a long story short, I pretty much had to walk the last 6 miles but I did get to the end and I got my medal..!! Finished in 6:07 but would've liked 5:30. It was an amazing day that I will never forget, the crowds were fantastic and there were lots of amazingly inspiring people.
Was terrible about the young guy that died.
Sounds like everyone is getting along with their training, good luck to anyone with races coming up...!!
Well done Darcy, as Russellelly said, it's the fact that you finished even when the going got tough. congrats marathoner. Do you think you'll do it again?
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