A great prize & challenge
Yes Malcs - runners knee - overuse and aggravated by my history of lower back problems!
Hope you find out today. I'm nervous and I'm not even in the competition!
Ah. Bleedin' hockey!
Well that tallies with what Sarah was saying then.
Do you have regular treatment for your back? I have one of those massage chair things that you lie against. It's brilliant. Not as good as a proper massage but it definitely helps.
Ha Malcs, brill idea for treadmill! There is footage on youtube of our recent MT10 DS2 someone ran it with a headcam!! He even does the heavy breathing for you! I'm somewhere around mile 4.5 cheering!
I'm enjoying the high mileage so far Angela but the weather has been very kind to me. Not sure if I'll be so happy out for 3/4 hrs in cold/wind/rain. I've been playing around with my fuelling and am currently eating protein/fat/no carb during the day and then carb backloading in the eve post training. It seems to give me lots of energy. Do you have any views?
No one has ever used me as inspiration before DS2, that makes me feel good!! but I must point out I am doing all these miles really slowly I just hope I can continue to stay injury free as the lies ramp up. No running this eve, off to play with the weights.
Is it tomorrow you get judges house results?? fingers crossed for you forumites
Malcs - got a sports masseur over your way - Orpington. She is very good but I don't go as often as I should because of work commitments. Generally, I find that if I bother to do core work at the gym I don't get injured!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Consequently, I rejoined a couple of weeks ago and do at least a few minutes each time I go. I will go tomorrow night and do a full hour of core stability work.
Jen - honestly, I love hearing of your progress. The idea of an ultra appeals to me but the mileage seems daunting. Completing those long runs at a slower pace takes some mental toughness
Malcs - it seems the phone calls have started. Doppy Ashton on the new thread has advised of bad news!
Hello bootcamp buddies!
Unfortunately I didn't get through the next round of Asics 26.2 as they don't want someone who has already ran sub 3. I'm not sure why they took me this far through the competition as they knew my p.b when I entered! I thought with the help of the comp I could go even quicker but I'll have to try on my own now.
Good luck everyone and I'm looking forward to voting for my favourites
Sorry to hear that Fruitsmoothie- bit frustrating for you. At least you had the experience of Bootcamp...
Still no running for me, but been to the gym and had a good workout this afternoon. Now got to get the minions to football/rugby
Apologies in advance for the crap Xmas themed name change- not feeling v inspired!
hi, all...its going to take me ages to catch up with whats been happening on here and then keep up.....I might be a while!
hope you all enjoyed bootcamp (those that went)
hope your colds done one Mr P
Good luck to the final few - you know who you are now!
Cheers KR. I'm in a similar position to you - second time at the vote! It's a bit different this year though with the live vote counters, way too scary and stressful.
FruitSmoothie - still puzzled why there was no female representation in your group. You would have been great. Do stick around the forums!
Clive (shortened version) - good to hear you're getting some excercise in. Are you counting the days now until you can run again?
Sarah Claws - bootcamp was awesome thanks, but you probably know by now! Are you doing VLM this year?
evening all had a great weights session last night, I got a new PB for backsquat 72.5kg !! Today was a 10mile beach run in the sun, just made it back as sun was setting SO beautiful, note to self 'take head torch next week'
Forum threads are really buzzing...i'm off for a little look around.
and hey all you lurkers that follow this thread...vote for Malcs!!
Your run sounded fantastic Jen!
Out of interest, do you do your squats on two legs? I read something recently (which was backed up by some of the stuff at bootcamp) that one legged strength exercises are much better for you. In fact the suggestion was that two legged ones could make you weaker.
The reason is that the stabilising muscles that you use during a foot strike don't get worked when you're on two feet.
Here's the article:
Malcs if I've got 72kg on my back I'm on two legs!! But I do single leg squats a lot, as I'd read a similar article ages ago. They def make you engage the core more. Also I do a sort of lungie thing when my back leg is resting on a low bench, so all wt is on working leg. They are fun
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