I've started carb loading already.
Morning all. 14mi for me today. Everyone ok?
I'm OK! Just not training for a marathon anymore so now an imposter like Lit et al!
Finally had test results which confirm low iron and therefore anaemia so I shall carry on taking the iron tablets. I think they're are having an effect as my runs don't feel quite so hard and my HR is back to normal. Bit late to stll do the marathon though!
Enjoy that 14miles 15W.
I've now got used to the idea of DNSing my autumn marathon. The disappointment has been secondary to the misery of not being able to run at all.
I think I must actually enjoy running - easily forgotten when pushing hard on the P&D!
I've tried running a few times, but only now feel ready to start the 5week 55-70 recovery mesocycle. I think I might have had a deep calf strain/ soleus tear...something like that.
I've bought some Compressport calf guards and wear them to run and for recovery after. Previously sceptical, I find that they do help.
Hope you are all having better luck with your campaigns. See you in the P&D Spring thread
Morning all. For the 2 above who aren't able to run autumn marathons I hope you both can fully recover and get some good base miles in over the winter and then run a storming spring marathon next year
The belt experiment didn't go well - if i do carry anything it will be the camelbak but I'm hoping it won 't be too hot.
Full of taper madness niggles this morning but doing my best to ignore them Off out for easy 5 to hopefully make me feel better
Ryan - get some paper cups and practice. I think technique is to squeeze so in a v shaped spout type shape. Good luck with the rest of the taper...going to do any carb loading?
Andrews/acp - good luck with those recoveries. Andrews - maybe you should take something else up until injury completely gone?
Shazmo - good luck with the bum cheek niggle. Any pics?
I'm going to follow the same plan as Brighton - 7/8g of carbs per kg of body weight the day before the marathon. It's difficult to do without overeating - you need to use juice or lucozade etc to get them all in without feeling like a massive lump!!
Feel better after my little run. 2-10 shifts today and tomorrow then off for a few days
And I shall try the V shape thing tomorrow - thanks
I was just out on my 14mi run and I got stopped by SusTrans for a survey about my journey today.
8 miles for me tonight including hill sprints - tough session! Looking forward to camping at Great Langdale over the weekend. Hope it warms up a bit though
acp - glad you've finally got those results and that the iron tablets are helping.
andrews - take it easy, but glad you seem to be improving too. But take it easy (that goes for acp too).
As for me, I keep getting asked if I'm doing Robin Hood marathon now all the road closure warning signs have gone up around town. Then I say I am doing the half and everyone looks deeply unimpressed. Was much better last year when the full mara wasn't on and people were willing to be amazed by anyone doing a half marathon.
Good luck with the half marathon Lit. I'm sure everybody will be super impressed by the time you do it in!
haha, non-runners just go 'well done for finishing!'
That's why I like these forums - at least people have a better idea of what's good/not so good! And everybody on here will be impressed!
Had a massage this morning which was good but highlighted some areas that defo aren't fully recovered yet so am cutting out the 4 miles I had planned for today and tomorrow as a precaution. In the last week I think that you can't improve fitness etc but a little extra rest may prove valuable.
Getting nervous now
Yeah - any runs in the last few days are just to relieve any pent up stess and anxiety I think. It's all about taking it easy and staying healthy these last few days. It wasn't a deep muscle type massage was it?
7mi for me today with some sprints. Gto a bit of a niggle in right outside calf at moment...so unsure whether to parkrun on saturday or not.
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