Follow the progress of Mustkeeptrying, our sub-5:00 hopeful
Silburbas- probably best thing to rest your legs for a bit. I did the same my first marathon...was really enthusiastic and was doing 14 miles by Xmas but then started getting sore knees. I have used a knee band in the past that helped (it pushes in the bit that rubs). This time i'm hoping to do the training properly and fingers crossed not get any injuries.
4 miles was done last night but did not get chance to update. first mile was great and was chuntering along at 9min 30 sort of pace, thinking, oh, maybe i can aim for 4hour 30 for the marathon and then...........attack of the stitch i hate stitches AAAAARRGHHHHH and not had one for ages and so bad that i had to stop completly twice and barely registerd a walking pace for 10 minutes.
Calling out to running land for a cure please.......
but really enjoyed the 4 miles after the long drive. Was completed, despite stitch in 50 minutes and i could have kept going.
PS- just realising it was the first time i used my heart rate monitor strap so maybe it was just toooo tight...doh
well done thus far MKT - until Bud arrives, if you need any feedback on training let me know.
re stitches - doubt if it was the heart rate strap I find mine are usually caused by breathing too deeply or by digestion problems - eating or drinking too close to running or too long from eating.
Some find it goes by breathing differently or by accelerating the pace or by touching the toes and some find they disappear as they get fitter but there seems no steadfast rule
Hi steve and thanks for the advice re dreaded stitches . I think it was because i ran at completely a different time to usual (late evening compared to day) and a long time after eating so body was having tooo many shocks.
Also going to try singing less while running and concentrating on the breathing.
I'm looking forward to the interval type of training tomorrow and i know that i going to have to concentrate to do it properly-
1M jog, then 2 x 1.5M (or 15 mins) fast, with 800m (5:30-min) jog recoveries, then 1M jog = 6 miles of leeds scenary!
Nice one silburbas! Bet it feels good to get going again. I've had a curry experience too, 2 hours in to cardiff half marathon and scrruying round the streets for a toilet, lol.
Morning 6 miler timed sessions done and heres the headlines.....
6 miles- 1hour 6 min 30 seconds...avg speed 5.410 mph... avg pace 11 min 5 secs
calories 1662 (he gets out his mr kipling calculator to see how many mince pies he can consume)
A breakdown of the session:
1 mile jog in 10:17
1 & 1/2 mile 15:15
800 metres slow 6:09 (good drink of water)
1 &1/2 mile 15:37
800 metres 6:31
1 mile slow jog 12:38
and i felt really strong still at the end. I went out heading for kirkstall in leeds and got the bus back and i think this helps as you feel like your physically getting somewhere and achieving something and so when i next drive in to town i'll be like yeah i did that....awesome!
I'm still amazed sometimes for pyscological running can be. It seems like at times i convince myself that i need to slow down to a walk when i don't really need to. Its like theres a dominant lazy gene in there that tries to overpower my system. Today i showed myself what i can do and i feel well chuffed. Now just to be able to keep it going for 5 hours.....
Oh and no stitch today-yeeeaaahhhh. I could feel it brewing but really shallowed my breath and it crept away from under the ribs. That and i put the heart rate strap much higher up on my chest as well.
Todays run was fuelled by banana- 10 mins before setting off.
Congratulations...and well done on your training!
I followed the sub 5 plan for this years VLM, finished in 5 hours 12 mins (I was pleased with that) as two year ago I finished in 5 hours 31 mins!
I am following the sub 5 plan again for VLM 2011...a bit of a dodgy start with snow, Planter Faciitis (SP) and broke my thumb Christmas eve (shut thumb in car door)! Hopefully I will be able to cath up!
can I play?
2011 VLM will be my first marathon and although just getting across the line on my own 2 feet (or hands n knees) is all I want i'd hope i can manage it in around 5 - 5:30, so I'll try the plan!!!
Just getting back into the running after a few issues this year ( plantar fasciitis,low iron count plus a few nasty colds!!) Being off work this week means I've had chance to get out and do a steady 5k every day so I'll start the plan from Monday....
any/all advice/support out there is very welcome!
MKT- slowly does it! Planter Fasciitis is inflamation of the fibrous tissue that runs along the underneath of the foot....very painful at times.
Diggin-deep- I have planter fasciitis...not nice, but I am still running at the moment. Good luck with your training!
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