Can't wait for this one!
Difficult decision if it is warmish ... keep on the running tights and risk being a bit warm, but keeping the knee high compression socks hidden away ... or go for the shorts and full compression sock look. What the heck, I have long ceased being a fashion icon ()...
I think it's the one day we don't have to be self concious about what we are wearing as there will be 16,999 other fellow crazies in lycra and other comfy kit. Around my estate, I don't feel so sure about the running tights without the baggies!
Good call, I'm going to check out a cheap hat! Was going with the bin liner look, never tried that but it seems popular at Half Marathons.
Seven miles completed today with some strides for speed. Tomorrow I've got some mile repeats.
Gaz - hopefully your calf will be fine on marathon day. Perhaps a PB will still be on the cards, even if it isn't all you had hoped for.
MarkD - I'm wondering what you buy to use as tights? Also, I think I came across your name in an older thread for Shakespeare Marathon 2009? If I remember correctly, you also did MK last year - in which case we seem to be stalking each other See you at the VLM next year, then LOL.
Poundland waterproof for me too If its going tobe warm, I'll be rocking the knee high compression socks and tights look as well Trouble is, its been too cold to try it out up to now - maybe I'll try it underneath my running tights
Short, speedy 3 miles today, with son on cycle accompaniment. After no running last week (a week's skiing instead - good cross training I thought!) it felt good to be out in teh sun. Oh, and I managed to find an online shop selling my favourite (and now discontinued) trainers in my size - must be the last pair in the UK. Bought them, even though they cost more than they my last pair did (when they were the current model ) At least I now have a pair of trainers on the way that I know will fit and be comfortable and won't rub my heels raw!
Mark - That was a hot day in Stratford - hardly a cloud in the sky. I'm dreading similar at Brighton, because I will soooo unprepared And Milton keynes was a polar (pun intended!) opposite. It's hard to imagine two so completely different days of weather on virtually the same date (different years, obviously). Hopefully, Brighton weather will find the middle ground somewhere.
The top-of-the-range poundland waterproofs are blue
Is very annoying - after 9 days off to help my right knee recover (back of my right knee), I went for a gentle 3 mile run tonight, and within a minute the outside of my right knee was hurting, and fairly soon afterwards, the outside of my left knee started hurting as well. It didn't stop me running, but was far from ideal.
I saw reference to KT tape, does anyone advise the use of that this close to the race, I haven't tried it before ? I am just looking for anything that helps, as it seems unlikely that my knees are going to be 100% better before the race.
Salisbury Lad.....I had what sounds like the same thing that you're suffering from for about two months recently. I kinda self diagnosed it as my ITB and nothing helped me until I saw a physio who told me that the source of the pain in my knee ultimately lay with tight muscles elsewhere.
I dropped my mileage for a fortnight and rolled the outside of my thighs and most importantly....did the following on the roller http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N9Qw4aAFdbc
and the difference was AMAZING. Seriously......it may sound far fetched but I had a nagging pain for two months that simply wouldn't go....it went within a fortnight doing that rolling and hasn't returned.
Cheers for the birthday messages all of you. On my birthday last year I hadn't even considered running at all and was oblivious of the madness that would befall me! Honestly though, I have enjoyed this long slog to the marathon more than you would ever think possible.
Managed a 14 miler on Saturday and a short 4 miler on Monday......the Garmin's still in the box though. It looks kinda complicated!
Was supposed to do 5 yesterday but it was such i nice day took the opportunity to get the 6miler out of the way which leave s me just 5's and a 4
GCEdon't remember that but if i was going to chant a manta it would be pain is temporary but pride is for every but it blood well hurts at the time
or chocolate is the answer i don’t give a dam a but the question
I think I need a miracle now .
I did a little jog to the shop last night, managed about 50 metres before the pain was too much.
I'm pretty sure i've torn my calf now. I've got it all strapped up now, banging nurofen down my neck like they're sweets.
So pi**ed off with myself for going out for that short run last week. I didn't need to do it.
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