That's no fun Carl. Is there any others you could realistically do slightly later?Had to pretty much resign myself to the fact I'm pulling out of MK. Two weeks of no running. Had physio and it's definitely sciatic nerve, and might take a while. Even walking is really painful atm so prettttyfrustrating! Hoping to do a marathon in my home town end of June instead but its hilly and the course is pretty rubbish, but I guess for my first one it doesn't matter too much - means I can get a pb for my second one if I find a flatter one!
Carl, talk of not running in Paris is premature - as I said on the othe thread, if you did nothing at all until then you'd still run a decent race. It's classic 'taper madness' to think that your race will be ruined if you can't get in these final sessions but honestly, if it's just a regular bug you'll be fine for the race and you'll be wondering what all the fuss was about. At least you're not injured...
....unlike RWTW. Unlucky there, sounds like something you need to get sorted. If you can do something else like cycling you can maintain fitness until you're running again.
Carl, not good that you are still ill, but as Dave says, don't throw in the towel yet!
I think for me the marathon won't be happening this spring, It is tough to finally type this, but I think I need to enjoy my running and follow your journeys instead this time, I am soooo gutted, but I will still be around the thread on a daily basis and will certainly be taking on a marathon again next year!
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Carl, talk of not running in Paris is premature - as I said on the othe thread, if you did nothing at all until then you'd still run a decent race. It's classic 'taper madness' to think that your race will be ruined if you can't get in these final sessions but honestly, if it's just a regular bug you'll be fine for the race and you'll be wondering what all the fuss was about. At least you're not injured... ....unlike RWTW. Unlucky there, sounds like something you need to get sorted. If you can do something else like cycling you can maintain fitness until you're running again.
Dave - you are right of course. I will try and not let the madness take over my brain. Hopefully by tomorrow I will see signs of an improvement. As you say its not an injury so once recovered I can run.
Grrrrrrrrrrrrr.... no HM tomorrow - just been postponed due to weather conditions & advice of the local police force.Right time to juggle again.... thinking LSR on Sunday instead if weather improves and do Omagh HM instead next Saturday.
Ricky - thats the spirit. Frustrating but inevitable. At least you canb run anotehr pretty close and there is loads of time to your marathon so you'll be good.
Have decided that I am now cautiously optimistic that I will get out for a run on Sunday. I am feeling a little better today but want to give it at least another 24 hours before I brave the elements.
Rachel - it was always going to be a tough call and only you could make it. You have showed tremendous courage on this journey and you will be back to race another day. We all run because we enjoy running. Marathon training is tough and when it gets serious the enjoyment is not the same as it sort of takes over your life. Being able to go running whenever you want to is a good feeling. There are a great bunch across the two threads that most of us are following here and it would be great if we carry it on past this spring marathon so we can keep encouraging each other.
Carl - glad to hear you finally seem to be on the mend... take it easy on Sunday if you do run!Rachel - tough call, but ultimately the right one for you I think. As Carl says there are always more races and a continuation of this or a new thread after the Spring Marathons to follow our journeys towards new goals would be cool.I've just entered Omagh HM next Saturday
oooo...such lovely comments from you all!!
I do hope the thread (or another) continues past spring as others have suggested and trust me Carter I am gutted to not have the chance to beat you!! It sooo frustrating, I KNOW I can do sub 4, I just know it. This time next year my hair should be well on the way back to normal and I can put the hours in again. On reflection, I've been really fortunate, it hasn't worsened beyond 2 patches at the back of my head, easily covered by my pony tail and, as I've said there are signs (though slow!) of regrowth. Until I know I'm out of the woods for sure, I think this is the right call.
Carl, I hope you get ou for your run on Sunday, you have the potential to do amazingly in Paris!
Ricky and Will, I am following your journies with interest too!
Oh and Carter, your time in Manchester will just give me something to aim for next year!! Haha!
Tough call Rachel but obviously the right one. There'll be other races, once you're sorted. I can only echo what others have said, if you're not enjoying it then it's time to lay off for a while.
That's good going in the conditions Ricky, not great out today.
Well done Ds, great running in these conditions!!
Great running today Will - nearly at the taper already eh... wow where does the time go?! Sounds like you are missing all the bad weather that the rest of us further north are enduring. Enjoy the rest of ur break.I'mm just gonna do my 4 midweek sessions (2 speed, 2 mlrs) as normal this week, although a day earlier as I did my LSR yesterday instead of today, which will allow me to rest on friday & then my HM on Saturday.Carl - incredibly frustrating. Sounds like one of those bugs which will just miraculously clear when you wake up one of these mornings - hang in there!
Sounds like you're ready Will, that's a good set of long runs. Good job starting slow yesterday. At London it can be tempting to try & get back 'lost' time at mile 3, which is downhill, but you've got all race to do it and there's no rush!
Dd, nice 20 miler. Doing two this time round rather than one will be a big plus on race day. That's a good time too, same as Will just about.
Have a good HM at Omagh Ricky.
Schoolboy error from me yesterday - I managed to schedule a long run in the way I often do: running home from a family shopping trip. Made the mistake of starting too soon after lunch, so I was on the verge of chucking most of the way round. Decent enough first 14 though given that, then the uphill started and I slowed right down. Not the most enjoyable run ever.
Dave - you got it done though & that's the primary objective. 30 mins after a meal seems to the as soon as I can run comfortably.. If I try to go out any sooner I get a similar feeling you had yesterday.I had a good treadmill tempo session tonight and actually quite enjoyed it (strange, I know).Ran 6 miles in 47:25 - first mile w/u 9.30 pace and final five @ 7.35 pace.Once I had cooled down I felt quite refreshed & energised - usually a speed session on the treadmill has me on my knees afterwards!Notice it doesn't bother my niggly knee either - knee actually felt completely niggle free after the session. Road definitely is harder on it.
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