Sparkly bridget v Len2
This might be a bit late as I've been busy keeping MK parkrun in order but find a pharmacy and get some Compeed on them for starters!
The knee is generally fine thanks except when I do things like kneeling down to check what I need to replace in the bottom of the larder.
Been lurking just wanted to wish you well with your training.
Don't worry about the blisters because you haven't got them from your running shoes you may not feel them when you run.
Len - at least if you are in meetings you can't spend 8 hours walking around again
Make sure you drink plenty ................................. of alcohol-free drinks!
Hi Len - fluids, paracetamol/ibuprofen and rest for you! Marathon Talk do a podcast each week all about marathon running. I've only just started listening to it as I thought my iPod was full (Mr USB sorted it out for me when I threatened to put it onto his). Comes out during the week, the one I listened to on yesterday's run had an interview with Haile Gebresellassie. I'm finding it makes a change from music all the way, a bit like having someone talking to me but without the need to talk back.
Hi Rebecca. If I tell you that I did my long run at an average pace of 11:22 yesterday and that I have run sub-4.30 for a marathon would that reassure you about the pace of your long runs. Long runs ought to be at least 60 seconds slower than marathon pace and preferably more. I know you've posted on Shades thread, if you let her have your 10K time she'll use a pace calculator to give you an idea of pace for training. I know that feeling of just running how you feel but sometimes for long runs you need to pay attention to going slowly. Are you using an ordinary watch or something like a Garmin?
Dry, cold and a bit foggy here. Glad I did my long run yesterday when we had patches of sunshine too. I've done a recovery run this morning which was hard work. Think I'm ok going out first thing on just a coffee but by mid-morning i ought to eat something!
Another thing from the Marathon Talk website is a challenge called Jantastic. We had to sign up and say how many times a week we'd run in January. You can get yourself into teams and I'm with Team Minni who are connected by one of last year's Forum 6 threads. Today is the last day and having missed a couple of intended runs this week I had to get out today to hit 100% across the board.
I don't know about you Len but I'm really bad at being ill. I keep going as long as I can and then get alll weepy and ratty.
Hope that your blisters are healing well Len2! I had the same thing on a Business trip to Frankfurt. By the end of the day, my feet were so painful that I ended up walking barefoot!
@Sparkly Bridget - I've been considering Febulous as I've loved the January challenge on here. I'm also another convert to the marathon talk podcast. I find it easy enough to listen to and the interviews are very good
pops up from lurking........
ice grips were like gold dust last winter and some people were able to carry on running with them. I've bought a pair in anticipation. That means it probably won't snow so either way its a win:win
Get well soon Len.
I'd better go now, I should have gone swimming over an hour ago but the sofa has been too appealing.
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