Let's get this thread up & running!
hope your recover fast Redjeep! Keep the ice, elevation and compression going and everything crossed for you!!
Gutted for you Redjeep. I had a similar situation last year where my ankle buckled playing football. I thought I had broken it and was in agony and could barely walk. Fortunately RICE did the business and I was back running in a week.
Another good training week so far for me. The legs feel like they still have some bounce and with a whole week of little running next week to come I am hoping they will be like springs come race day.6 miles tonight at race pace and again was only in the later stages of the run I was getting a nice rythmn, Trying to drinks lots of water at the moment and eat well.
Great advice Muzza, simple but its the easiest thing to forget. I've decided I will run alongside the 3h30 pacers for at least the first 15 miles and that will stop me doing anything stupid or throwing in any crazy miles. In my last half marathon (which I pb'd in 1h35:04) I got the pacing spot on and it was such a great feeling overtaking people in the last few miles and hitting my fastest mile as the last one
Hey, have been lurking on this thread for a few weeks now, and with a just a week to go until the big day, thought it was about time I said hello! Will be my second marathon, but first time visiting Dublin, so really looking forward to it, especially a few pints of the black stuff on Monday night!
Final training run this morning - contrary to all of the advice on here (sorry!), was aiming to for a 20-miler, but only managed 10 before ankle started to give me some jip (damn that pothole!!!). Slightly concerned that I've only managed that magic '20' once during my training programme, but hopefully the crowd, atmosphere, and sheer bloody mindedness will get through on the day! Anyway, good luck everyone! Now off to wrap myself up in cotton wool for a week!!
Welcome st_timmy. I would say you had a lucky break with your ankle forcing an end to your run. To have done a 20 miler today would have been suicidal and would have pretty much ruined your race as you would never have recovered in time. You've done one 20 miler which is all I needed to complete sub 4 last year. Much better to be undertrained rather than over trained.
Isn't the quote "Its much better to be undertrained and fit rather than overtrained and injured"?
9 days to go. It's like counting down to Christmas. We will be checking out the long range weather forecasts before long.
BBC Weather Forecast
Monday 29 Oct 7/17°C45/63°F -1/14°C30/57°F 21km/h13mph West South Westerly Sunrise 07:19 Sunset 16:57
Weather forecast details for Monday 29 October TimeDay Night Weather Conditions Temperature (°C/°F) Highest temperature: 7°C45°F to 17°C63°F Lowest temperature: -1°C
Monday, 29 October
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BBC Weather Forecast Monday 29 Oct 7/17°C45/63°F -1/14°C30/57°F 21km/h13mph West South Westerly Sunrise 07:19 Sunset 16:57 Weather forecast details for Monday 29 October TimeDay Night Weather Conditions Temperature (°C/°F) Highest temperature: 7°C45°F to 17°C63°F Lowest temperature: -1°C http://uk.weather.com/weather/dailyDetails-Dublin-EIXX0014?dayNum=9 Monday, 29 October Day High 10°C Mostly Sunny Wind From West South West at 23 kmph Maximum Humidity 79% UV Index 1 Chance of Precip. 0% Avg. High. 13°C Record High N/A Sunrise 07:19 Night Low 5°C Partly Cloudy Wind From Southwest at 18 kmph Maximum Humidity 90% Chance of Precip. 0% Avg. Low 7°C Record Low N/A Sunset 16:58
Looking good. Just need to get my ankle sorted in time now. It's definitely improving each day.
Thanks for the good will wishes everyone.
Hello everyone - I know I am a tad late to this forum (this is my first forum post on any topic ever) can anyone tell me if they do the breakfast run on the Sunday? is it worth it? or is it better to rest?
Thanks Will / Muzza - advice definitely heeded now!
Getting really excited now.....i am working the rest of the week,but have a day off today...so i have spent the last wee while printing off Marathon Acceptance slip, boarding passes for flight, hotel confirmation, maps for hotel, EXPO and also marathon route!!!! AAaaaaagghhhh...I CAN'T WAIT...!!!!!
Only three more training runs...and then 'breakfast run' on Sunday and then we are there!! Hope everyone is feeling good and ready...
Weather looks to be cool and dry for Monday with 13 mph wind - remember you can bring old outer clothes to wear before the start and dump them as they collect them for charity during the day
3 x 1 Km today at 4:45 pace with 2 minute walk between each - 8Km tomorrow = got a sore foot but only hurts after running
I'm feeling like you Dave, it's like being a kid waiting for christmas. Taking it so easy this week. I haven't run since Sunday and only planning a couple of miles tomorrow and Thursday.Have decided to avoid all caffeine this week too. I think I have become borderline obessive about my preparation.
I just booked a nice Italian Restaurant for 7pm Sunday which seems to have a nice menu and is pretty central. My flight doesn't get me in until 2pm so the breakfast run is out for me
Weather forecasts are still looking very good although it's obviously still very early yet. I like the prediction of a 10% chance of rain.
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