hey all... just had a week off... that 15 last monday did more harm than good... knee pain... it band.... nightmare! but i have been here before... 5 sundays left so would ideally like to hit a big one in a couple of weeks... but hey ho... !
on a positive not, i went to spin on monday and it was fine... got some new trainers too... so i am going to stretch out 2 miles tonight after work and see how it goes. I should be able to up my cross trianin from here on in... so i can keep up my general fitness and hope for the best.... sat at work with an ice pack on my knee doing all i can to get the swelling down... I think i have time. I have a 17 under my belt, and three 15's. I am fit and have a strong mind... and ultimately that will get me through the uncharted territory!
Good to see everyone doing well in their training!
Really glad you have come back from your rest week storming! I think a rest week should be complusory in the planning schedule as I have definately had a better attitude towards running this week.
Did a 4 mile speed interval session (top speed (8.6mph) today and even did some weight exercises on my legs and feel great. So feeling high as a kite today.
Hope everyones run go well today.
Oh I may also be addicted to sports massages, just booked another one tomorrow.. I don't know about being lighter after the marathon , but I think my wallet will certainly be lighter
Sham just seen your post. Sounds like your keeping a positive attitude and you have the runs in the bag, so preserve the body
Currently debating in my head whether I should increase the distance of my mid week long runs. Max mid week runs are all under an hour. Would be interested to know the maximum distance of mid week run is/ will be?
I also note that you guys seem to be alot more flexible with your running than me. I plan a route and stick to it regardless of how I felt. Have never considered carrying on... but wonder whether I should be pushing myself in my mid week runs more....
No running today as I've swapped my rest day from Friday to allow Mary Massage Lady to have a good go at my ITB. She did all the usual painful poking and it feels much better. We had a good laugh when I said that it never bothers me until I get to about 18 miles and then it twinges a bit. She pointed out that actually 18 miles is quite a long way. Distance runners are a funny breed aren't we?!!!!
BigE, glad to hear your run went well
'sham, I feel your pain. You know what to do though - rest it and either sports massage or roller it. Please don't push on regardless (said the pot to the kettle who paid the price in her first marathon).
Fenn, my midweek runs started at 6 miles and have increased gradually to 10 miles which I do at marathon pace. It's a schedule that suits me but everyone is different.
We are now at the business end of the training!! It will all be soo worth it!
This seems a bit of a daft questioned Redhead but when you feel your ITB on run where do you feel it... knees or on the side of leg where IT band is? I have been told by physio my IT band is tight and been using foam roller but never felt any twinges
Bigeater just curious are you male or female... I have you down as a male but also had redhead as a male and turns out shes female :-0 I wont be offended if you choose to ignore.
Wow, 3 weeks til the big day!! You guys are so nearly there, I still have ages to go but nevermind, maybe I'll catch some good weather in my training... Or maybe it will keep on snowing til May!
Fenn, my schedule has lonn runs in the week, starting from about 6, working up to ten, so currently doing about 7. I hope your 8 miler went well this morning... that is a long way before work! I am planning on running home from work so that I can think up any excuses. Havn't run since Sunday as was feeling under the weather, but feel much better now so will see how it goes!
Hope everyone is having a good day.
Lovely sunny morning. Did 8 hilly miles @ MP earlier
Fenn, my ITB itself feels tight along the outside of my upper leg from the knee upwards and as a result of that I get a twinge on the inside of the same knee as it is being pulled by the tight ITB. Its a good idea to use the roller as a preventative measure.
Morning all, very pleased with myself. did my longest midweek run today of 8miles . Was a steady 9.3mph and I was only mildly late for work No physical pain... although my mind is constantly questioning everyslight variance in my body... mind games.
Redhead...thats interesting, I always assumed ITB pain would be on the outer leg, my niggle is also on the inner knee and I guess related to my 'tight IT band' I have been foam rollering it 2-3 times a day and the pain when rolling has definately not as bad as when I first started.
Denise, just seen your post: Completely agree I feel my times slowing up...I figured my body is slowing down because its not just about doing the distance its about self preservation....
As for the weight think... I am definately heavier than before training.. I usually where size 8 trousers to work, but I am now putting my size 10s on as they are really tight on the thighs
Truthfully its probably 30% increase muscle size and 70% I am taking the eating more to excess. I figure its only 5 weeks and then I can go back to normal size. To give you hope I do recall from my last marathon I lost a tonne of weight the month after the marathon... with barely any exerice.. have no idea why!
Denise, it went well thank you. Very pleased in fact as I haven't managed that particular route at MP for a long time. Don't worry about feeling a bit slower, it's just accumulated training and tapering will sort it out.
Andrew, I've done YASSO 800s in previous training but haven't incorporated them this time. They aren't really something you just do as a one-off, but are usually part of a gradual build-up where you start off with 5 reps and work up to 10 reps. Well done on your weight loss!
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