Halstead marathon

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04/02/2013 at 09:24

Angela - Glad to here you are on the road to recovery. Be careful and take your time getting back to full training though. I would think that you should be fine to do 13 next weekend but take it very easy and see how you are feeling after 3 or 4 miles. It might be worth having the option to bail at various points and that way you can carry on for as long as you feel ok.

I do this regularly and never bail. It's great for mental strength but nice knowing if you really feel uneasy you can stop. Good luck.

04/02/2013 at 09:31

Thanks DS2, yes I will be taking it easy.  Have scared myself quite a lot with the complcations of flu one is susceptible to if one has asthma (pneumonia), and the risks of running with a virus... it getting into your heart.  Makes me think back to all those times I was sick and still went out on the river rowing when I was back at uni!  Clearly the risk to me as an individual wasn't as bad as the risk of the boat not balancing properly coz you couldn't get 8 rowers out!

Though part of me wants to do the short run, so I cough up the last bits of...... that are just left over, rather than symptomatic.

 

04/02/2013 at 12:01

Hi david, sounds like your going into halstead well prepared!

thanks aswell, i struggled a bit yesterday but i think i was fatigued the more i think about it, which is also good training but i wouldnt do it too often

Angela dont come back and blast too many miles out  i know what you mean about the ramp up in miles, think the 13 was a shock to the system as ive never ran that far before!

ive got the marathon on sunday  (braintree boggle) but am using it as a base training session. its got plenty of check points, ive heard, so i can stop when im tired etc (and eat lots of cakes hehe)

04/02/2013 at 20:33
So, I ended up leaving work at lunchtime today... All the phlegm running into my stomach made me feel sick, and I was coughing lots... Had a nap when I got home for a few hours, but felt perky enough to make my dinner. Ate it and felt much better. Also ate loads this arvo after the nap, I think I was still feeling bad due to starvation. So after dindins, I managed the core workout and some push-ups- didn't do the rest of the strength training, but trying to be sensible and ease back into training as your wise suggestions advised...didn't get the usual wave of fever that's been hitting me after too much activity in recent days.
Yippee
05/02/2013 at 22:17
Woohoo, I managed my first run, 3 miles easy, the most even pacing I've ever seen and my avg hr during the run was right where it should be, only rising by 10bpm going up the steep hill... I think I'm back hooray! Did have a bit of a cough after but that was fixed with my inhaler, so I think it's post-flu exercise induced asthma cough rather than flu not healed cough....
06/02/2013 at 08:31

well done angela that didnt take long at all  

did the 3 miles easy aswell, nothing to report apart from nearly running in some really poor running clothes as most of mine are lost in transit or still need washing . hopefully the move will be finished by the end of the week

06/02/2013 at 21:13
So I was very good and did my 6 mile run in London straight after work. I was very bad I didn't wear enough kit to stay warm enough. I was very good to have food on the train to ensure recovery. I was very bad, it was a pizza express pizza washed down with red wine...
#naughtyrunner
07/02/2013 at 08:13

hehe naughty!!

i did my club run last night and was the timed lap around the town which is always fun. it was quite windy to say the least but managed to knock some time off making a new P.B 

managed the 6 altogether but was split into 3 2 mile runs  so not all bad night!

07/02/2013 at 09:21

Congratulations on the PB!  Yes it was v windy in London too... when I was running across the Milennium bridge I thought I'd be blown off!!

08/02/2013 at 11:44

so didnt run yesterday as been so busy still with packing etc.

will manage to get out 2moro sometime, but can afford to miss yesterday as doing 26.2 on sunday

treating it as a LSR but will probably end up doing a suitable time  lets me know if im capable of something like that at this stage of the plan.

08/02/2013 at 12:56

hmm, you're a strange one, running a marathon as training for your first marathon!

So, I found out this morning that I have a place in the Ride London-Surrey 100 in August.  Kinda excited to be doing a cycling event.  Hoping DS2 can give some advise as to how best to train for it since I really ought to start when i'm meant to be recovering from Halstead Marathon....

08/02/2013 at 14:14

yeah i know it sounds weird doesn't it??

just going to break it up in sections as its got checkpoints/set down points. 

oh thats good! sounds like a challenge cant you cycle off the back of marathon training?? nice low impact compared to running.

09/02/2013 at 07:04
Morning all 5.5 out the way this morning!! Pretty chilly out!!

Hope all is well

Just get to sit back now and wait for the marathon 2moro
09/02/2013 at 15:24
Went out for my 6 miler this morning, set off a bit fast and decided I would go for 6 miles pace instead since I missed that one last week. I went for actual anticipated marathon pace, rather than pushing for half mara pace as I have been recently, so the first 5 miles were approx 9:30 pace and I stretched out the last mile for an 8:15...
The whole run, even the fast part felt controlled, and I enjoyed taking my new lunar eclipse for a spin. I'm always wary when a new version of my running shoes comes out, but these seem to be a definite improvement. I think I need to buy about 10 pairs....

Looking forward to 12 miles tomorrow.

Enjoy your marathon Jason!
10/02/2013 at 17:25
Hey hey, well today was cold wet and windy... Not such a lovely run as I went on a particularly puddly route even though I avoided running in rain... Kept on misjudging puddles and landing in them which resulted in temporary ice feet every now and then, but I did the 12 miles, right on easy run pace- avg 10:35 min miles, though for some reason I did a 9:40 for mile 8... Realised I was going a bit quick half way thru and decided to stick with it...

DS2 what was ur weekend of running like?

Jason, I'm very curious to hear what your first marathon was like?
10/02/2013 at 21:29
Hi everyone I'm home

So.....where to start? First off its going to be a very interesting day 2moro as I can hardly walk, but totally worth every mile.

Started at 9, and off we went around the lovely countryside of braintree and surrounding areas!

Very wet, very windy, and VERY muddy! But I loved every last bit of it.

As it was so damp I thought I didn't need to take any extra fluids or gels etc. I turned up and almost everyone opted for the backpack set up so was a little worried how I'd manage.

But got through it pretty much trouble free, miles 23 onwards were a struggle but just kept saying to the other person I ran with its just a little further!!

Managed to go the wrong way at one stage so ended up running 26.9 miles altogether lol

Finishing Time was 5:06
10/02/2013 at 21:33
Well done on the run Angela on the run! Glad to see your back up to your standard again.

Especially as you managed a nice pace in the middle of the run!!

Hopefully I'm entering the colchester half in march so might see you there lol
10/02/2013 at 21:47
Wow, that's awesome for ur first marathon, and u even ran a little extra- I think you'd be wise to be extra cautious with ur body this week, do all the recovery stuff, but triple it! Eat loads, drink lots of water, get stetching and foam rolling and probably extra days off!
You better get on with your Colchester entry- last I heard they'd sold 2300ish outta 2500 places! Let me know though and we can meet in a pub after
11/02/2013 at 12:35

thanks angela!

up and about today hobbling along  nothing serious though its just pains in the knees and muscles but manageable!

ill get on the foam roller 2night whilst relaxing, im taking today and 2moro off to do wednesdays run, but doing super slow training so wont push it too soon.

ill also enter the half tonight, hopefully theres places left 

11/02/2013 at 16:13

Jason - that is absolutely amazing - if not a bid mad!!!!!!!! Be careful to recover properly.

Angela - well done on getting in that ride. I have been offered a place by the sponsors so may well do it as well. It's the week before I do my Lands End to John O'Groats ride so will be my last long training ride.

Cycling is the best way to recover from a marathon. Keeps the legs working but without the impact. If I were you I'd leave it a week and then cycle gently three times a week for a couple of weeks and then start building it up. 100 miles is a long way. The bit between 80 and 100 is a bit like the last 6 in the marathon! So get lots of long slow rides in during June and July and you'll be fine!

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