Am I being stupid.
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.
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.
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)
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
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!
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!!
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.
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....
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.
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
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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