sub 4 hour group,if anyone wants to get together

all welcome

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19/09/2012 at 13:45

I will look into it, sounds like a good idea though...

19/09/2012 at 16:37

Really is worth it Scott. I'd go for Sat/ Sunday before Chester, Monday at latest. You might be sore for a day or two but wth the knee pains and odd aches you've had, the sports massage person will get kinks out of calfs, hamstrings, achilles and loosen up your legs generally. Tend to find areas you didn't know were sore. You will feel wonderful on the day then, supercharged !

AH, I get sports massage quite regularly (4-5 since Edinburgh May 27th from diary), certainly after any major events planned, or if I feel I've been doing too many hard races/ mileage. Massage the day after a marathon has been fine for me so possibly used to it? I do get straight into compression tights after any long run, ice, bath later and a few other things so do look after myself. Always go for a walk later to stretch legs. I've usually been out for a light run 2 days after marathons.

19/09/2012 at 17:01

I am def getting a massage the week before.

19/09/2012 at 21:38

What I hate about sports massage is that it isn't all nice and lovely and relaxing like Proper massage! Catches me out every time...

19/09/2012 at 22:38
Have had massage once day after marathon and really regretted it. Quite sore and not given body time to deal with what it's dealing with ... Was a while ago 2007 but never done it since!
19/09/2012 at 23:27
I have got a relaxing massage booked for after the race, all scented oils and candles, quite looking forward to that as well!
20/09/2012 at 10:42

I am having them regular again, I am convinced its why niggles keep turing into injuries for me, the lack of massage! But ouchy ouchy.

Susan I will sponsor you on payday.

20/09/2012 at 16:54

Going to attempt "Street Intervals" this evening, can't get to the club tonight so have to improvise...

I need a massage too, must sort that out.. 

20/09/2012 at 17:39

Basey, my 'OH' gives a lubberly massage - the nice kind - being an ex gymnastic coach n all. He says it relaxes HIM can you believe it? I've really landed here!!

20/09/2012 at 19:57
I googled it earlier, to try and find some wher to get a massage near me, it came up with lots of eastern European sounding types, perhaps they are former gymnasts or something? I find it all a bit confusing! *shuffles from one foot to the other, nervously checking watch and whistleing*
20/09/2012 at 20:18
Sounds saucy Scott!

Talking of saucy where is the monkey man ?

Are we still on for 26 th next week ? I have a booking in my spare room so we had better go for a drink! Are we venturing to Waterloo?
20/09/2012 at 23:27

26th better be on otherwise another 5 years will pass before I can make it!

And yes.... where is Mr.Umb?

20/09/2012 at 23:29
Scott - yes, Wabo voiced what I meant. Some people walk out feeling brilliant, others feel nothing until the next day, others feel heavy-legged for up to two days. If you know how you respond you're better able to judge the timing. Also, if you've never had a massage, you've got the effects of xx years of running built up in your legs. One massage may not be enough to get rid of all the crap, tension, congestion etc. Rome wasn't built in a day so you can't take it down in a day etec. So your first massage, although it would undoubtedly help, it might highlight everything that's wrong and worry you. I'd get one ASAP to see what you think. Then if you like it youve got time to have another one or two before Chester.

As for where, go to the Sports Massage Association website for qualified, insured therapists in your area. or London School of Sports Massage's site ( t erapists all over UK not just London). Or ask fizz for recommendations. Massage might even improve your knee. Seriously...
21/09/2012 at 07:28
Last time I had a massage was you in my front room AH !

Am still on for 26th Dave
21/09/2012 at 07:28
Well that's a fine TOTP ....
21/09/2012 at 08:46

Just popping in to say I will be there on 26th too Looking forward to it and of course staying at Chez Susan too. Hope everyone's running is going well, work hideous yet again and no time for anything - the joys of growing up!!

21/09/2012 at 09:14

(if i get a place) count me in. I managed 4hr47 at MK marathon this year, and two weeks ago managed a hilly 1hr48 half marathon in north Scotland. 
I want to get sub 4hr marathon and sub 1hr40 half in 2013, it'l take lots of hard work and ice baths but i'm hopeful! Any tips appreciated.

21/09/2012 at 14:38

Oh Susan! That was a long time ago, wasn't it?

Good job, Nicholas.  Best thing is to stick around for the tips.  They come out all the time. Or you could read back - there's loads of discussion about EVERYthing marathon-related in the last few hundred pages

 

21/09/2012 at 14:41

Oh and the maternal visitation has finished. I was a very good daughter and didn't rise to a) her infuriating political comments, b) her general huffing or c) her complete refusal to help herself with her lack of mobility despite the physios recommending she does a little bit more/further every day to get stronger. She says she's 'never been competitive'. Ok so it's ok then to just let yourself fall to pieces?

21/09/2012 at 18:06
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