FLM 09 - 3.45ers!

All Aiming for 3.45 - 3.59

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19/10/2006 at 16:33
50-60miles is more than enough Vrap


and that glycogen weight will all have disappeared by Sunday afternoon!!!!!

....... and who you calling a lurker..???!!!
19/10/2006 at 16:52
So the podiatrist.

New "professional", new diagnosis. There is a long muscle running under the arch of the foot and a tendon at the toe end of it. He recons that tendon is damaged. He has given me some big toe excercises and is getting some new orthoses made which will take 4 weeks. He has altered my current plastic orthoses and suggests I get some new running shoes immediately (which was my plan anyway). He didn't mention what I should do with my running!! I of course was keen to know so I brought up the subject. He said that if I thought running was making it worse then I should ease off a bit. Why do I always feel depressed and frustrated after seeing these people. I think I would have preferred him to say stop running for a month and it will improve or something definite. Now I don't know what to do. I've just got myself back into shape, got to a good base milage and am ready to build up to London next year. If only I had got to this point with the quacks four months ago!

19/10/2006 at 18:25

And so often, the answer is just "It'll take time, and don't do anything that takes you over the boundary from discomfort into pain." There are times when there just isn't a definite timescale or the promise of a cure.


I've been out for a little run on my over-glycogenated little legs. Started off feeling heavy-legged but didn't get any worse. No more running till Sunday now.

And I've been to Aldi too :o)
19/10/2006 at 18:28
Tiger, a pack of salty crisps or a bowl of salty soup each day for the next couple of days won't do you any harm, though I doubt whether muscle cramps from running at this time of year have much to do with sodium levels.
19/10/2006 at 20:26
Hi All

Sorry can't offer any more on the cramp question.. but enjoy the crisps !

Ah V'rap those heady days in Sandwell... I was always a bit of a walkover admissions wise and probably took all your Grannies !!

I've entered the Helsby 4 Villages half in Jan.. its reasonably close and . s'posed to be a good race. Anyone out there done it ?

H.R.R. I don't know the 'correct' thing to do but I would probably give myself a break from the long run. Don't know whether you are going for a Garmin but I recently bought one from www.sailGB.com ( I think) as they seemed to have the best deal.

L.S. If you buy some new shoes you are sure to make 1:43 next time ! As for Kevin..I will make a special effort to tune in at 7pm
as I have not heard bedtime business.. might even let the kids watch too !

Hope everyone's pre race rituals are going smoothly.. enjoy those carbs !
19/10/2006 at 20:38

I can sympathise with your quandary...But IS running making it worse ? After all you are managing 25miles. I would get the new shoes and just carry on gently and if it stops you running then stop at that point ! ( waits to be shot down by lurking podiatrists.!)

This is my current favoured approach to my dodgy knee and seems to be ok so far !
19/10/2006 at 20:43
Helsby's supposed to be lovely, QQ :o) I entered it for 2003 then crocked my ankle jumping off a stile at the end of October and wasn't able to run for months so I missed the race. It's the same day as Brass Monkey and I'd have entered if I'd missed out in the Brass Monkey entry frenzy.

Another one to do sometime! The problem is that there are so many must-do-again races and so many must-do-sometime races and only so many weekends in the calendar. I've made a definite decision not to do any more long races in ugly towns and to steer clear of races with a history of organisational problems, which still leaves a huge choice.

Pre-race rituals ... wibble! Should I have one?
19/10/2006 at 22:04
Thanks QQ, yes I am after a garmin but they do seem to be cheaper on Amazon even with the VAT added on.

Thanks for all the advice everyone. I have two days off running now before making any decision - someone has to do the sound on Strictly Come dancing!
20/10/2006 at 09:30
Hi H.R.R.

I paid £212 for my 305 (plus approx £5 postage)If you find it cheaper please could you let me know as my friend is just about to buy one too !

Thanks alot

20/10/2006 at 10:06
That sounds like a really good deal QQ. My old Polar's just packed up and it looks very tempting!
20/10/2006 at 10:34
QQ I was looking for a 101 which is probably cheaper on Amazon. The 305 is not cheaper on Amazon (best price £230) but try sportsgpsdirect.com. Their price for the 305 is £209.98 inc VAT but I can't find out how much the postage is.
20/10/2006 at 10:42
..just discovered this thread - by 'eck, there's a lorra loose talk on 'ere.

Sub-4....in fancy dress...... A VERY likely story!!
20/10/2006 at 12:01
Hey you!
We might have to if my plans get 'blown away' this Sunday at Abo! ;o)
20/10/2006 at 12:03
Just looked at the forecast for Stroud on Sunday, heavy rain and gale force winds. Nice!
20/10/2006 at 12:07
Thanks for that H.R.R . I'll investigate.

Amanda ... that doesn't sound ideal but you never know ite might take the pressure off and lead to a great race for you !!

Yo Snoop !
20/10/2006 at 12:09
Here's hoping!
20/10/2006 at 12:48
I used to suffer cramp real bad over all distances A caoch at our club suggested my salt levels where possible low so I now drink a litre of home mixed salt drink for the two days prior to any race and have never had cramp since it does not taste very nice but seems to work for me. The mix is 500ml water mixed with 500ml very good quality Orange juice and a big pinch of regular table salt. worth a try tiger.

Snoop dog fancy seeing you here :o)

quick plug for my clubs 20 miler. Thanet 20 mile March 4th next year a perfect preperation for FLM and a nice day out beside the sea (dont start snoop dog) Ive just started a thread
20/10/2006 at 12:55
Thanks for that Mark, Cardiff's the only marathon I've done where it occurred, I'll try that. I've been eating salty crisps too, well frankly I've been eating everything and anything at the moment! Am feeling very lardy and pent up!

Ah the Thanet 20 ;-) I remember it well from last year!
20/10/2006 at 13:02
carboloading dont we just love it I sometimes think its the only reason I run marathons. Looking forward to my carb loading next week in preparation for Beachy Head next weekend
20/10/2006 at 13:12
I'm coming down to support at Beachy Head, loved it last year. You'll have a great time, all those food stations :) Really is a fab day out.
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