Emmy Bug with Flatfooted
I went out for my 10 miler and cut back after 4miles as my hamstring was causing a bit of pain. I've done some stretching and have hubby giving me a massage with the grid roller later on tonight (men have some uses, right?). If it feels good - i'll head out tomorrow and try the distance again.
@Tricialitt - I think going into it with the right mental attitude was key. I knew that I was going to be there for a while so it was making sure that I was in the right mental positive state throughout. Having someone with me the entire way made such a difference.
For the first double - my pace was roughly 60-90 seconds slower than MP. At the end of the two days I felt I still had a lot left in my tank and that did a lot for my confidence levels.
I think one of my biggest issues on the two days was starting off too fast. If you look at the first few miles - it was way above marathon pace but I think once I settled into the routine it was a lot easier. I was "lucky" that my marathon was laps so we knew what we were expecting and could adjust accordingly.
I've been asked to help pace some parts of the TP100 in March by a friend of mine (you can only pace after Mile 51) but it worries me that I wont be able to recce the course beforehand. I find i'm much better when I know what's coming (mentally).
When is your next ultra? Enjoy skiing! I'd love to spend a few weeks up in the alps during the summer doing some proper running there. I did a few years ago and really loved being in nature and away from the city
Also... another question.. Based on the sandwich debate - how do people carry food with them? I have a camelbak and it's really useful for drinks and gels but i can imagine that sandwiches are going to be icky pretty quickly. What do others do?
Hows that hamstring Em? whats your plan for the week,
re the food thing, i just cling film and squash it into the pocket on the back of my monaco vest, its not pretty but it works.
Howdy all, I dont want to jump in and run... but... am in Geneva until tomorrow night and although I have my running gear - i dont think i'll be getting out tonight/tomorrow... am stuck working after a huge critical incident at work.
When you asked me - what's my plan: my first thought was: survival!
I'll email more on wednesday or tomorrow if i have time.
No worries, rest up.
Arrived back in Brussels last night and unfortunately they're not as well planned with their handling of snow/ice. Driving home last night was OK but this morning there's A LOT of black ice out there. I went out this morning for a little test around my local streets and they're really icy so i'm going to see what it's like at work and maybe run around there.
My training plan for this week is as follows:
Hello everyone. After bailig on a few runs earlier this week due to work/ice - i decided to get out at lunch in the hope that it was better.
I still need to upload my mile splits but it was 5 miles in roughly 55 mins. Nothing spectacular but I was being overly cautious at a few points. They've still not cleared all of the snow/ice and I nearly fell over twice already today. I've got some snow tracks for my shoes but they dont work well on the road - so its a little difficult to wear at the moment as its such a mixture.
Todays run was -4 (at 1pm).... so i think I made the right choice. Despite wearing my thermals and wearing more layers than humanly acceptable - i was a little cold when i had to stop at traffic lights!
The only issue i had (apart from the snow) was my breathing. I wore a buff but i still found that for the first 10 minutes - I struggled with the cold air.
If i'm being honest FF - unless i go to the gym for the treadmill and run 5 miles tempo there - i'm not sure it's going to happen. I could do another 5 miles easy tomorrow or what do you think?
My plan is:
Friday: 5 milesSaturday: 12 milesSunday: 8 miles
and..... umm... i've entered a few more marathons... dont worry - currently they're after Paris. BUT I was persuaded by a friend into a triple:
May 5th: Bewl marathonMay 6th: Richmond marathon (high up on the waiting list)May 7th: Milton Keynes Marathon
So I think you're right about needing to work on time on my feet
Emmy darlin - MK mara is the 6th, you've not double booked have you, or are your dates slightly out? I only know that as Foxy and I are lined up to likely be doing the baggage for it x
.....So... MK is May 6th.... That's a sunday.... hmm... I think Mel and I need to work on our dates....
We're backups for Richmond... so it would be deciding Milton Keynes or Richmond. I could have sworn it was bank holiday monday...
Hang on a second...
6th May this year is on Monday....So I was right.... and Mel is spamming my mailbox with screenshots of calendars and the MK marathon website.
Has Foxy double booked himself? Shouldnt he be running 10 times round a lake?
OK... let me correct myself:
4th May: Bewl5th May: richmond6th May: MK.
I think I need a lie down
Lol. You're so lucky! Are you also personal massage therapists for them?
OK... so hopefully everything for the triple (or as i've affectionately called it: the threesome)
Emmy - there's no stopping you with those marathon entries
Can't believe there's a waiting list for Richmond
Greetings from a snowy Frankfurt. It's -2 but feels surprisingly warm. I managed 5miles tonight but I have to admit that my knee was starting to hurt towards the end. I presume it's because of the different way that i'm running in the snow? anyone else have any ideas?
So... I believe in my own public humilation so i'll share this story with you. I went out tonight with my skins compression tights on... very nice and warm... 5 miles are done and dusted and before going into the hotel - I decide to do some stretching just outside... coincidentally right outside the hotel restaurant.... 2 minutes into a hamstring stretch I hear... "RIIIIIPPPPPPPP".... My ass was promptly on show to the entire restaurant and most particularly - a group of japanese business who didnt know where to look!
Cue me taking off my jacket as quickly as I could and wrapping it around my waist and running as fast as i could inside
I've left my running schedule in Belgium so can't post - but i think it's going to be 5,9,5,14/18? I need to check and confirm.
So... what's your most embarrassing running story to make me feel better?
I'm no expert Emmy, but you could be right about the snow causing the knee pain. Where does it hurt? One knee in particular? Outside of knee, below kneecap, sharp pain, dull pain, when did it come on, when did it go (if it's gone), what did it feel like this morning? Tell Docter Gonzalez...
Most embarassing moment... I'll have to think about that one and get back to you.
Right. Headtorch...check. Shoes... check. Yuki suit... check.
@CarterUSM - LOL! I love it. I did run pretty fast away from them.
I was once 'caught short' and thought that I had found a pretty isolated place to 'do the deed'.... instead I was caught by CCTV and had security guards chasing me out of the work compound (I was on the outskirts of their car park but it was adjacenet to a park so I thought it was 'safe')
Dear Dr. Gonzalez, It hurts at the bottom, front of the knee. It's a little sore this morning but that could also be because I'm in heels today.
Did you manage to get out for your Yuki suit run? How was it?
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