FLM 09 - 3.45ers!

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07/04/2012 at 21:43

hello friend

just lurking really TBH

i just enjoy reading a lot of stuff, running related that is

I first met u at Four villages ?? you told me about upcoming chester FM, yes - no

you'll know if i'm right or not, as i have meeting and bump into peeps all over UK

 i hope and trust everyone is well

07/04/2012 at 22:46
Not running yet, I have a cough again which I can't get rid of. May have to adjust the training to make up for missing this weeks 18 miles. No point in killing myself, but will do the best I can.
07/04/2012 at 22:48

We did meet at Four Villages and we talked about the Chester Mara, but that was after Macc.We had a chat before the race, you were parked with Phil to the left of the clubhouse opposite the final bend of the track, I think.  That was a cracking race, and a great atmosphere.

07/04/2012 at 22:49
x-post Viking, you've still done the work, if you can get rid of it next week you should be OK?
08/04/2012 at 15:38

Viking - I agree with Mr P - you'll be fine.....hope it clears up for the day. Mr P - that's a brilliant run mate !

Re OMAHD - here's the legend himself.......we kept passing each other, finally did so again near Big Ben so decided to limp over the line together. Think this was 2008 - the effing hot year anyway


Gentle (but hilly) 10 miler for me this morning in the cold and wet. Sort of tapering I guess. Not looking forward to Brighton at all next week TBH

08/04/2012 at 18:01
OG, that effing hot year was 2007, my first ever marathon when I lost 9lbs and was ill for a week!!!

Did 120 length swim this morning, then met my Dad for a bike ride. He said yes, I fancy a steady ride!! We did 30 miles, averaged 16 mph...feel tired now.

Had a fab roast at my parents then called into the local for a couple...have a headache now!!

Work tomorrow!
08/04/2012 at 22:11

Yeah 2008 was the rain, the shin splints, the cramp, the 4:12

09/04/2012 at 07:00
Nothing wrong with 4:12 Mr P! I think I did 4:12 or so in 2008 but it was my most enjoyable marathon ever - was actually smiling coming down the Mall - happy days!
09/04/2012 at 07:47
Ah yes - 2007 - blacked out and threw up around half way, lost a stone in weight and didn't take a leak until Monday lunchtime..........2008, hailstones over Tower Bridge and splashed my way down the Highway and did my only London sub 4........!
09/04/2012 at 08:35

Hi guys, haven't been on here for a while as I can't run . Don't ever get ITBS as it really does stop you running - even me!

Am doing 200 reps a day on a foam roller and have bought a knee strap, plus spending many hours researching the problem.

Am determined to sort it out, although I don't know whether this will be in time keep to my 100 marathon schedule.

Happy tapering.

09/04/2012 at 09:01
Hang in there SDM.........
09/04/2012 at 09:13


09/04/2012 at 09:33
.....and switch the foam roller for a dense rubber one........
09/04/2012 at 09:44
09/04/2012 at 11:39

OG, the roller is a plastic tube with a foam surround. Have you ever tried hashing? The run - walk for me - is at 7.30pm from Friars Oak at Hassocks - just down the road from you.

Btw guys, now regards myself as an expert on ITBS - would be surprised if there's any recent article on it that I haven't read!

09/04/2012 at 11:42


just love the name, got a real cool ring to it

09/04/2012 at 22:12
Hang in there SDM.........
10/04/2012 at 07:47

Had an Eureka moment when out on a 4 mile walk with the hash in the pouring rain yesterday evening! Think the ITBS may have been caused by my best friend, i.e. Max, when I did a 10k race with him a couple of weeks ago.

He is a very strong dog - he can pull me along at a good pace when I'm on a bike - and I always hold his lead in my right hand. In any event it's a good excuse to buy a bungee lead that canicross runners use.

No after effects from yesterday - don't know whether it was only a brisk walk rather than a run or it was the benefit of the knee strap. Will discuss with chiro today and - depending on what he says - will try something similar or a gentle jog today - it's like walking on eggshells!

10/04/2012 at 08:15

'Running Injury Caused By Dog'...........

SDM  - we've got rollers in the gym that are much more solid than the usual foam ones (super high density EVA rather than PE - have a look on www.foamrollers.co.uk). They hurt like hell but really do the job. Re the hash, would love to but won't make it back from work in time tonight. Also having a v easy pre-marathon week this week anwyay

On the injury front, have woken up this morning with a really painful foot - mostly outside of the foot at the base of the little toe joint. Any thoughts :? Almost too painful to touch. Ran on Sunday and it was fine, didn't run yesterday but played golf.

10/04/2012 at 08:58
You didn't drop your golf sticks on it?

Either way "very painful foot" suggests ice and ibuprofen? You know the drill! The only thing I can think of in this area that is almost too painful to touch is SF to 5th metatarsel bone... but we're not going there! Is there any redness/swelling? Can you wear your shoe OK? Are you limping?

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