Can't wait for this one!
Sarah - sorry to see that It's always a difficult decision to pull out, but it's doubtless the right one for long term health.
Sarah sorry to hear you,'ve had to pull but better safe than sorry
A slightly sore 11 miles last night with two BIG hills. I ploughed on, completing it in 1'50" but can't shake this niggly knee pain. It's really really frustrating me now. I've had two sessions of sports massage and I'm seeing a physio on Tuesday. Really hope I can get to the bottom of it as it's really spoiling my running.
Sarahmarsbar - so sorry to hear you're not runing - you must feel really frustrated. But, as the others have said, its better to be safe than sorry - 26 miles is a long way to run if injured. Good luck with the recovery though.
SwervinMervin - are you doing additional exercises and did you have a proper diagnosis at all? Hope the physio can help.
Well did 30 mins beach run - really cold and a very stiff headwind for the first half, but turned around and not quite so bad on the way back. Knee back to its normal self (a bit of discomfort is normal for me), so that's encouraging.
Someone asked about types of compression socks a while back - forgot to respond straight away and this thread is so busy that it will take me ages to find out who it was! So, I first of all bought some saucony ones in the correct shoe size but they were listed as 'unisex' I rang and asked about the size and said they were for ladies so ordered them. However, althought the foot size is fine I don't find there is enough compression in the calf, but I am quite slightly built so that may be the reason. So, I then bought a pair from More Mile and they are fab! Nice size - my only criticism is that I would have liked them about 2 inches longer! I shall be wearing them on April 14th!!
Hope everyone is keeping well and had a good weekend of training....weeks are flying by now Yikes!!!
I echo the comments about appropriate language. This thread is a fantastic combination of experienced runners/first timers, and what links everyone is the friendly banter throughout. There is no place for offensive language of any kind.
Moan over, I am delighted to have done my first ever 20 mile run this morning - it went exactly to plan. I averaged 10:45 per mile, and I didn't slow down at all even at the end. My entire left leg (foot, knee and hip) all started to hurt at the same time at around 19 miles, so the last mile included a bit of a hobble, but given that was the worst that happened, I was happy with that. A couple of hours later, it is the arch of my left foot that hurts the most, fingers crossed that will be back to normal soon.
I combined energy drink, with SIS gels, and jelly babies ..... and between them they got me through !!
First 15 miler today in 2.38 - aching quite a bit now but overall very happy with how it went- am convinced I have tweaked my ITB so will need to do lots of rolling and stretching and going to try and fit in a sports massage this week . I have the Newport half next Sunday so It will be interesting to see how quick I can go .
Jelleybaby - it was me asking about the compression socks so thanks for the info
Roast beef and double portion of roast potatoes for tea !
Salisbury Lad, 20 miles is a big mental milestone. well done
Some excellent long runs being bagged in here! Well done guys, especially those cracking a new distance and to MarkD - nice pace and longest run of the thread
Commiserations to Sarah Marsbar ... just wanted to say dont feel too disheartened, I lost much of last year to injury and illness and am now in the shape in my life. You will come back stronger from this. Oh and try to find something else to do actve while your injuries are healing. Good luck.
I'm sorry to say that I've made the decision to pull out of this years event.
Two weeks ago I had a fall whilst out on a long slow run and sustain injury to my ribs. I had to take a week off work but am still in pain despite my GP prescribing me some powerful pills to help with that. On the plus side, I called the organisers who have agreed to defer my entry for next year. I had already planned a long weekend in Brighton for the marathon and will still go ahead with that. Also, I'll now be one of the marshals in the Start Area. Wish you all the best with what ever goals you have for this event.
p.s. will definately be running Brighton parkrun on the Saturday morning. Can't wait.
Picklelilly what a good time I’d give my back teeth for 1:44 the best I’ve ever managed is 1:51
Darren sorry to hear you had to pull out hope the ribs recover soon but great your still going to be involved as a marshal
Salisbury lad well done on your first ever 20 miles great mental boost
great running everybody not long now keep up the good work
Hi everyone, well done on the long runs, my legs are still a little sore after saturday's 18 miles. Had a nice shock when I woke up this morning. I sent the link to my Just Giving page to my friends last night and when I woke up they had donated over £100 between them overnight.
Sarah and Darren - Sorry to hear you've had to pull out.
Good going Lombster - I am in my 7th week with no alcohol, and like you I am quite enjoying it. It is quite a bizarre feeling, going without a couple of glasses of wine or a couple of pints at the weekend. Don't get me wrong, I am really looking forward to that first drink sometime after the race, but it is as if my body knows it needs every advantage it can get to do 26.2 miles, and going without alcolhol for 3 months is just a very small price to pay. Also, I can justify to my wife that money I would have spent on alcohol can instead be spent on running bits and pieces !!
Lombster/SalisburyLad - I also join the no (or very little) booze camp when I'm training for a marathon. I had my last drink on my birthday (mid January), and apart from a few beers after Brighton half last weekend, that's my alcohol consumption done until approximately 1.30pm on Sunday 14th April
This is the 4th time I've done it and I really do notice the benefits of it...although I'm with you SalisburyLad and that first post-race beer tasting soooo good
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