Shades Marathon Training

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04/10/2012 at 08:20

Emmy - hope that jacket arrives soon.

I'm at Mablethorpe this weekend, a lot of driving but a marathon I haven't done before

04/10/2012 at 18:43

Lol no not often, VR insisted from memory. It did make a novel pre raace snack though.

Funnily enough i have the stuff to make some this weekend

05/10/2012 at 07:04

Was lying in bed last night listening to the torrential rain and hoping it would stop for my run this morning as I needed to do a test run in a new pair of shoes ready for Sunday's race.   Thankfully it did stop so no wet feet this morning.

Picked up a couple of niggles from Loch Ness marathon and they are still with me so will need to be a bit careful this weekend

05/10/2012 at 07:52

Morning Shadies

@Shades - What niggles did you pick up? Nothing serious I hope?

@Keith - you got my hopes up then!

My package arrived yesterday so i'm looking at taking them out today or tomorrow for a little try out before the race on sunday. It's blowing a gale out there today!

05/10/2012 at 08:22

Emmy - what arrived, your new jacket?

Must order another pair of shoes now on my last new pair for racing.   Anyone see good priced Brooks GTS Adrenaline, please let me know.

At 5 miles into LN marathon my calf muscles started to hurt (at which point I remembered this happened the last time I did this race) as the first few miles are downhill.   Had a sore left calf after the race and DOMS in both legs (calf muscles only).  DOMS has gone but I can still feel my left calf.  

Other niggle is a sore spot under the ball of my right foot which I've Googled and can't find any diagnosis at all.  Not sore to touch or stretch only when weight bearing and not all the time.   Not a stress fracture have tested for that.

Apart from that I'm fine

05/10/2012 at 08:35

Hiya Shades - Yes - I bought the jacket that you recommended. It's great quality and so bright! I'll have a look around on some sites for the Brooks GTS Adrenaline.

What will you do for the niggles in your calf? Stretching? or also some physio?

05/10/2012 at 13:12

Emmy - the Brooks jacket on M & M?  The half zip top that I got in dayglo yellow is fab quality too.

A bit of stretching and some ibuprofen for the calf

Ibuprofen for the foot

...and try and forget about them, sometimes there's nothing like a marathon for getting rid of an injury

Edited: 05/10/2012 at 13:12
06/10/2012 at 10:18

Good luck to VR today doing her 98th marathon today..  and anyone else racing this weekend.

Shopping all done, off to pack, long drive today.   Back on line, late Monday

Have a good weekend folks

07/10/2012 at 12:02
Hi to all,
Hope everyone's races went well today. VR - 98th marathon, that's pretty good going!
Did a 10 mile run this morning, it was really misty which I love but it's definitely getting colder. Going to have to start wearing my gloves soon as I get really cold hands.

Shades - I'm doing a 10 mile race 2 weeks today. Am I ok to do a long run next w/end and then a short easy run early the next week?

Happy Sunday everyone!
07/10/2012 at 15:13

VR- well done on your 98th. You are crazy but i am in awe!

Shades- Glad to hear that you had a good weekend at LN (despite all the new niggles). Did you see the Mac's or Elspeth?

I hope everyone else had a good running weekend

I did the royal parks half this morning- a lovely race through London and the sun was shining too I didn't feel very positive when i set off at 6am this morning. I havent slept very well for the last few nights (the stress of buying a new house) and woke up feeling shattered. I got chatting to a woman at the start and ran with her for the first few miles but she was a bit fast for me (just under 8 minute miles). My claf muscles stiffened up at the halfway mark and i just couldn't make my legs go any faster.

I finished in 1.51 garmin time (not sure of chip time yet). Trains were delayed on the way home but am now home and watching DVD's in bed with the kids I am totally wiped out and cant bring myself to tackle the washing mountain.

07/10/2012 at 23:13

Shades - while eating a big doner kebab tonight i changed my forum name to Khanivore. This is Tortuga btw. Sorry to cause confusion. 

08/10/2012 at 08:34

Why the name change Khanivore? You dont eat those disgusting things do you?

Hi Si J   Sorry to hear you're not sleeping well. When do you move? and well done on your half. Thats a good time.
I believe Elspeth was supporting OH who did LN and they met up with the Macs for dinner.

Plus.. I heard that Mowser got a sub 4 at Mablethorpe Marathon and won her age Cat. Amazing!

I took a club mate to The Reverse Enigma on Saturday. We both finished on what was quite a warm sunny day! Lovely. Just 2 more to go.


08/10/2012 at 08:39

VR - I sure do! They ensure I stay relatively healthy during the week.I don't eat them that often to be fair. Normally I go for shish kebab (skewers with charcoal grilled lamb and chicken) for my weekend treat.

I do need to be more careful what I eath though. I have 1 stone to lose and I put on weight this week.

Si J - I hope your house move gets sorted soon. It is the most stressful thing. Well done on the half - hopefully it resulted in a good nights sleep?

08/10/2012 at 08:41

Morning everyone!

@Si J - Well done on the Royal Parks Half. It was a bit cold to start off with but a lovely day. I managed 2.17. I was on track for 2.10 but my left quad started to really tighten in the last two miles so i took it really easy.

@Khanivore... Lol, whatever floats your boat.

@VR - Well done on the reverse enigma! When is your next one before Dublin?

@Shades - How was your weekend?

Well done to Mowser for the sub 4!

Today is a stretch/foam roller day. If anyone has any good quad stretches - please send them over... :/

08/10/2012 at 09:10

Morning Emmy. Well done on your half too!

My next one is with my club trip. We are going to do Marato Del. Mediterrani. Its near Barcelona on the coast. Cant wait!

Khanivore - Do you know how many calories are in those thngs???  Zillions!
Would undo all your hard work from the week. Ditch them! 
But of course its your life!

08/10/2012 at 09:36

VR - ooh! That sounds lovely! Do you have any spare room in your suitcase?

I agree about the kebab... I remember seeing on supersize vs. superskinny - someone that ate kebabs on a regular basis and they broke it down to is 'really' in a kebab... I've not eaten once since!

08/10/2012 at 16:35

Yesterday I did my long slow run and the day before I did my long bike ride of the week. Both were rather hilly. This is the first time I have really needed my rest day because my leg muscles are sore.

It is a nice kind of sore. Not painful. I just feel like I have used my legs and every time I even think about using the cycle turbo trainer in my garage my legs remind me my performance would not make it worthwhile. 

It's a wonderful feeling Roll on tomorrow - by when I hope my legs will allow me to run again!

I think it is the hills in both my ride and my run that have led to this. I shall keep including them in my training.

VR I eat a doner kebab at most once a month - normally I opt for the sheesh kebabs which are grilled meat. I think it is important to have these treats now and then. They help me stay on track

08/10/2012 at 17:44

i have bad DOMS today i usually drink some milk in some form or another after the race which prevents it but yesterday i had chicken noodle soup instead

VR- We have been gazumped twice now on houses we have tried to buy.We put an offer in on a house on Saturday but someone else put in the same offer and the vendors are now deciding who to sell it to! The housing market has definitely started moving. Well done on your 98th. I wish i was coming to Dublin to see your prize giving at the pub afterwards. i received a message from Elspeth today- was lovely to hear from her.

Mowzer- well done on a sub 4 hour i know its not the first time you have gone sub-4 but its amazing that you can still pull that kind of time out of te bag when you are doing so many.

Emmy- well done! Maybe it was the very cold start that led to the muscle problem. I have never suffered with tight muscles in a race but i did on Sunday.

Khanivore- a bit of aching in the muscles is a good sign as it shows you have challenged them Drink some milk and have a recovery runand  they will be fine.

08/10/2012 at 19:24

Slowkoala - yes that's absolutely fine as prep for your 10 mile race.   Just keep that long run pace down.

SiJ - well done, that's a good time.   It does seem that you are overtired and a bit stressed at the moment with the house situation and setting off at a fast pace and then having to slow down would explain the DOMS.    The cold weather wouldn't have helped at all, my muscles get stiff running in cold weather too.

I saw Mrs Mac at Loch Ness, she came and found me when she heard my name being announced at the finish line.

Khanivore - LOL at the name change.  I'm another one that wouldn't eat a donor kebab

Seems like your training is going well, when is your half marathon?

Emmy - well done, that's not far off your PB is it?   How's the quad?   Avoid any downhill running until it eases.

Just checked those shoes and not my size unfortunately, I need a 7.

Mablethorpe is a lovely marathon, beautifully organised, lovely 2 lap course, great marshals and nice scenery.  Really enjoyed it.   Was nursing my sore calf round and managed to squeeze in under 5 hours, 4.59.04!  My calf is no worse from doing the marathon, I wore a new pair of shoes.

 Mowzer did 3.49!!!, brilliant running and won her age category.

Drove as far as Bromsgrove last night, had a lovely 5 mile recovery run on some quiet village roads there this morning then drove the rest of the way home.

08/10/2012 at 19:44
Shades I have a 10k in a couple of weeks and then my half marathon is in 18th November If I had know about the London parks one I would have done that but somehow I didn't see it coming.

I have run 5 miles at 8:30 min/mile in training. It was tough but I did it. I am going to see if I can do my 10k at this pace
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