What a lovely day it is too. All sunny and bright ahead of the rain tomorrow! A hilly pootle for me later.
'Sham , chest's behaving quite well at the moment thanks. Hope you managed your 15 miles last night. That was an excellent 10K time.
Jim, silly boy
Red... have you looked into the anti-inflamatories and impact on asthma? I have a pack on ibuprofen on my desk and point 2 of the 'do not take' list relates to worsening symptoms of asthma!
Needless to say the ibuprofen on my desk are clearly related to my run last night! Managed 15 miles.....comfortably, just starting to have problems with my left knee... i know what it is... tight IT band/runners know.... ibuprofen, massage, ice...... we'll see... averaged 5.38 km splilts.... i think it was 2h 20m.. i know i hit 21k on 2hours dead.... to the second!
Going to rest a couple of days... may do a mile or so tomorrow..
good run, 'sham, that's a nice steady pace!
sunshine RH? grrr, we still have 2 degrees and fog!
sometimes a rest is good Denise!
hill run tonight: 3x a figure of 8 with two good hills on each; pushed the pace, running with a girl who normally runs 1:45 or so for halves so suffice to say... it hurt!
Andrew, visit your local specialist running shop! they'll advise you on the best trainers and if you smile sweetly enough, maybe do you a good price too!
'Sham, I did look into it after you mentioned ibuprofen. Bit of a nuisance as I do take them to sometimes to reduce swellings. I'm wheezy today and I notice that the Blackthorn and Goat's Willow trees are coming into flower so the pollen season is starting. Ugh!
I too suffer from ITB problems and try to keep it at bay with sports massage and use of The Stick (both of which hurt like heck but are very effective!).
Andrew, I love Gel Nimbus too and always manage to find older versions on-line and much cheaper than the new models.
Fenn, anti-inflams are often recommended by Physios to use when recovering from an injury. I agree about listening to your body and not pushing through pain but if you are injured and resting then they help to reduce swelling.
Denise, don't worry, it was just a bad day at the office! My pootle yesterday was nondescript as my head wasn't in the zone at all. Today I shall be doing my intervals with determination
Just came across this thread and thought I'd join. I'm actually doing Edinburgh Marathon so a month after VLM (I'll still be going with the training after hopefully all of you have acheived your goals!)
I've done VLM before and about 7-8 half marathons, best PB being 1.46. I thought I'd have a go at another marathon this year. I was initally aiming for under 4 hours but had to take a month out of training due to a skiing injury. I think that may have ben a bit ambitious anyway to be honest, so I'm just going to do my best and see what happens!
My main problem at the mo is lack of motivation with the evening runs; I am most definitely a morning person, but can't fit in more than 3-4 miles before work. I think it all comes down to mental stamina which I'll have to work on!
Anyway, hope all your training is going well and I look forward to following this thread!
I used to be in a running club in Sheffield which I loved, and should think about again, as it is the best way to get you out running. I always think of excuses like I won't be able to get there in time, but think you might be right! I am going to start doing some speed sessions, have been holding off due to a knee injury, but think I'll give it a go before work tomorrow.....Which marathon are you doing? VLM? What time are you aiming for?
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