Rakhee - I'd be tempted to cut back this week, do one more long run, then 3 week taper. Don't want to risk injuring yourself at this point. Glad the cold cleared up quickly - and yuck to teh toe nail - you're now officially a marathon runner!
Bigeater - glad the foot's feeling okay. Still take it steady now - don't want any relapses!
Hope everyone else is well and happy???
Doom and gloom in the B&T household. Only managed 2 runs last week (and one of them *wasn't* a long run) due to working, late nights working and waiting in for the British Gas man to fix the boiler. This week, I spent all yesterday waiting for a man to come and quote for a new boiler, today I'm again waiting for BG to fix the boiler (again), tomorrow I have another man quoting for a new boiler, Thursday is the plumber coming to finish fixing the shower and Friday the children are off school for Easter. REALLY hoping to get just 1 more long run in this week - at some point, otherwise I'll have had the longest taper in marathon training history (5 weeks!!!!)
Keep your fingers crossed all these people turn up nice and early so I can get out running afterwards. And shower in hot water afterwards
Black and Tabby how's your boiler ???
Rakhee...... owch to toenail must admit I have lost a few toenails, not a pretty sight.
Well back running again yeahhhhhh !! did a very short run on Sunday and did 3 miles tonight, feel completely unfit but........ happy to be running again
bad news ... my stopwatch that I have had eversince I started running is no more well at least the strap broke and cannot be replaced.... very sad but will keep it always ..... silly sentimental pip as I am. So waiting for new watch to arrive.
waves and smiles to anyone lurking
Hey everyone, well legs never really recovered until the weekend and I went out for 14 miles which was really hard in the snow. During the run I started to experince knee pain, a pain I've been noticing a lot recently during my long runs. The pain is dull and above the knee cap. It gradually gets worse and then I stop to stretch and continue. When I start again I have to slightly adapt my style due to the ache and then I'm able to run normally for a while before having to repeat the whole process again. Last week I managed 19miles and Saturday I got to 14 miles.
With only 4 weeks to go I'm really concerned I'm not going to be able to complete the marathon. I'm due to do a finally long run next weekend of 21 miles but am concerned if I do it I might make things worse. I've done 5 long runs over 13 miles, 19 being my longest last weekend.
Is that enough training to get me through or should I grit my teeth and do my final long run?
Hi all . How is it going ? Apologies for my absence. Have had a couple of issues to sort out over the last week or two. One being a niggling achilles which I picked up on a club run last week which has kept me off all running for the last week. Also trying to help others at the same time from the club. I don't mind at all as that us what I do. Just kept me busy. Most of you will be looking at tapering very soon if not now !!
P.S Tapering !!!!!! Very interesting and vitally inportant part of the training schedule.
Your achiles playing up too Siony ??
Siony fingers & toes crossed that you can have a little run.... don't go mad
Kiwi oh no not you too .... hope you recover soon, you are not allowed to be injured !!
got my new watch today... after nearly sending out a search party for it ....oooooh it looks very grown up and ummm complicated bit different from my lovely M&S one that I had for yonks !
I am getting very excited/nervous for you all now, mad tapering bit now..we all went a bit 'odd' last year if I remember and starting stressing about silly things like socks and random other things. Got to go through that again next year ... watch out everyone around me then
waves to everyone .... while wearing my rather snazzy new watch
Ran on it tonight Pip ( reps on a grass track and it was tender , but eased off more as it warmed up) so it should be alright. Just have to be careful and sensible. I am sure having a week off all running helped. It isn't fully blown, just something to keep an eye on. I must admit injury wise I have been pretty lucky !!! How's you anyway ??
Hi all Rakhee I am sure you will be fine.... Kiwi is the best one to ask though
Have entered for Llanelli 10k in June am quite excited about that as haven't run properly for ages so can't wait to get some sort of plan going.
how is everyone else ??
Rakhee, I'm hardly a veteran marathoner (just getting ready for number 2 at London) but having suffered from knee pain in marathon number 1 last year, REST!!! just give it a week to calm down and don't freak out. You have done the training - and you will get round. If you push it now, you will start with a bad knee and that will get you nowhere...
Sorry to pipe up with no invite - but I wouldn't want anyone to go through what I did last year!!!
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