hope you are feeling better Johnny, less than 12 weeks to go now Bornagain! I doubt I will enter an Autumn mara again, finding it so much harder than winter training, life is busy and of course the weather is hotter. A good but tough 13 miles on Sunday and just struggled to do 6 this morning, stiff back, legs like lead, maybe it is time for a little rest from running, in France I will swim lots and cycle, will take my run stuff and see how I feel.
How is everyone else getting on ?
Resting in garden with bottle of red...
sore Achilles. Physio says no running until swelling goes down..
Johnny, Ap66 - sorry to hear you have some injury niggles, but I do believe red wine has excellent healing properties. Do you rub it on the affected areas?
Hope you are both up and running again soon.
Sorry to hear of injuries but rest is good, it's about getting to the start line in fine fettle.
Keep training have faith in your plan, as Jonah says it will make a big difference on the day. No one can stick 100% to any plan as life does get in the way but I read you should complete at least 85% of the plan for the race day.
Crikey the weeks are flashing by, need to focus, it's getting down to the serious LSR time.
Planning 32 running miles for the week , LSR 15 miles Sunday.
This is the first week of my 12 week "advanced Marathon" plan, I always like to hammer the hills before I start it because it gives you a strong base.
12 miles steady last night, 1.23 so not a bad start.
Sorry to hear about the niggles but unfortunately it's part and parcel of what we do.
Like SKD says at this stage rest is good.
hope you recover soon Ap66, red wine always good for injuries Thanks for encouragement Jonah and Skd. I am resting today from running. Feels strange but the right thing to do as back still not great and legs tired. Will take my run gear with me on hol, do a bit but pick up my plan properly on return.....
If red wine is good for injuries. I should be healed by now.....
frustrating at the moment but I know I need to rest..... Hope everyone else is staying injury free
Feeling a little bit smug today as I got my first ever 20 miler under my belt yesterday . It was very slow (and also very hilly!) but it got done. Legs feeling surprisingly fresh today but still going to stick with the rest day. More experienced runners have told me that runs of that length will get easier as I do a few more. I hope so, as I really don't think I could have done another 6.2 on top!
Ap66 - fingers crossed for you. Lots of RICE. Are you able to swim to keep some of your cardio fitness up? I know it's not the same as running but might help to take some of the frustration away?
Hope you have a great holiday Lily
Great start to your plan Jonah!
SKd14 - that's a great attitude, couldn't agree more. The biggest battle is getting to the start line injury free. It's plain sailing from there......apparently.
Tiny it's always good to get your first 20 miler out of the way, well done.
I'm doing the Dovedale Dipper on Sunday it's a 26 mile trail race, not racing it, using it as a training run.
There's quite a few of us doing it from our club so should be fun.
Hello how are we all?
Haven't been around for ages, holiday in Devon which was super hot but gave me some lovely hilly cliff top runs. Then I did the National Lottery Olympic Stadium run which was fun, 47 minutes for 5 miles which is not bad for me.
Just back from the Thunder Run this weekend which I did as part of a team, managed three x 10k laps - what a brilliant experience! Best race ever. First lap was in the boiling Sun, second at 10pm in lashing rain and thunder and lightning, third at dawn in knee deep squelchy mud.
So my training has been haphazard, but I guess at least I've done 30k in 24 hours in less than ideal conditions. I need to get back into into those long slow runs, but with three boys on school holidays I'm struggling to find time.
Hope you're all well and training better than me!
anyone know if you can defer ?
tried a 5 miler tonight, walked te last 2.....
both Achilles gave up....not given up just yet but not looking good. Will be there to cheer everyone on if I don't make it
Hi. Can I join you - have just found this forum and am running it too. Not quite as speedily I doubt as some of you folk but am looking forward to it (I think!)
Well done Tiny on your 20 miles that's fantastic! Good luck with Dovedale Dipper Jonah. Good to hear from you Susan and Thunder Run sounds amazing! App66 I have a pal who has deferred. So sorry to hear that though. Welcome tishtosh how is your training ? Do you have a time you are aiming for? Last post from me for a couple of weeks as off on my holidays....
Welcome tishtosh! Is this your first marathon? It's my first and I'm bricking it!
Oh Ap66, really hope it doesn't get so bad to make you defer. Will keep my fingers crossed for you.
Have a great holiday lily.
Booked my accomodation yesterday for the Saturday night in York. Most of the decent hotels were making the Saturday a minimum of a 2 night stay grrrrrr . But after several hours of searching I've bagged a one night stay in the centre, hopefully not too far away from the start line. Anybody local have any tips about any nearby restaurants for a meal the night before race day? Staying at the Park Inn by Radisson.
Have a great holiday lily!
This is my 4th and still bricking it
I'm staying for two nights in Harrogate. I'm meeting up with a few friends doing York, so looking forward to that bit.
Welcome Tishtosh, you'll love your first (of many) marathon, enjoy it and finish.
Ap still time, here's hoping for you.
Lily happy hols
Tiny I'm not too local, so no help on York and I'm driving in on the day
hilly parkrun tomorrow, planned LSR Sunday not up to 20 yet for me.
Leisurely 8 mile walk today
Welcome tishtosh. Hope you enjoy the forum chat.
Ap, there's still plenty of time to recover. My friend does a lot of run/walk when she's recovering from injury and swears by it. Having said that, she needs to defer, and the organisers have said no.
Tiny, I'm impressed that you've done 20 miles already. I might try a very slow 18 next weekend - need to get York Jane Tomlinson and a vets race out of the way first though. It's still so hot though, did a very short run today and I was totally sapped. Maybe I should do some carb loading...
happy hols lily.
To be fair I'm a week ahead of schedule though. Started the plan early so I could have a rest if any niggles came up and not miss any key sessions.
Went to parkrun this morning and got a corking new PB! This marathon training really is paying dividends, knocked over 30 seconds off last month's time and previous PB
Well done Tiny and welcome tishtosh. Well I managed 16.5 miles today, my first proper long slow run of this training plan. Warmer than I like out, but after the last two weeks it could have been worse.Was ok until the last mile or so, but legs still a bit sapped by Thunder Run I think.
Have a good weekend and good luck racers.
No, you can't defer, nor can you transfer your number to another runner. All you can do is possibly swap your entry to one of their 10k races.
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