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VR - great write up in the Trotter about you thanks for the kind mention in despatches
VR - great write up in the Trotter about you thanks for the kind mention in despatches
Your welcome I wonder what I would be doing if I hadn't come onto this thead
Emmy - Yes, I did get a bottle of cognac, and very nice it is too! It sounds as though you had a really horrible time in your last race. I know I am a newcomer to marathons but finding myself staggering round panicking at 28k then recovering and managing to finish at a reasonable pace has made me feel a bit stronger. It was really awful at the time but I got through it and hopefully will try and use this experience in a positive way next time!
Khanivore - thank you for your kind message, hope your cold doesn't get any worse.. sometimes keeping running through it seems to help...
Am still hobbling down stairs after Saturday's race and contemplating installing one of those stanner lift things.. is this normal?
10km done yesterday in beautiful sunshine early in the monring.. stunning!
went horse riding afterwards.. not sure which hurt mor ebut very stiff this afternoon!
@Mamafox - that's good to know I got a lovely bottle of wine from Medoc As Shades has said - it's a bad day at the office and just to learn and move on to the next one.
I find walking down the stairs backwards helps I have the same issues!
mamafox - excellent first marathon , hope you hang around on this thread.
Keith - good running from you over the weekend . I always find that course difficult for some reason. Set off a bit too fast as I was chatting with a friend, she then went flying off on the first full lap and I didn't see her again until after the finish (she reminds me of a Duracel Bunny ). Felt a little light headed after 2 laps so stopped for a drink with electrolites and some flapjack (plus a toilet stop at the restaurant which cost 4 mins). Felt a bit better then although calves ached slightly all the way. Had a strange ache in my shoulder too (which I had a few months ago) but this stopped when I took off my gloves . Took advantage of seeing people I know during the last couple of laps and had a little walk while I chatted to them. Finished in 4:23, which if you subtract the pit stop is about the same as my best time at the lake, so was happy with that. Swollen knee from Rutland had cleared up by midweek, so only had the usual knee niggle which didn't hurt at all until way after the finish when I turned round quickly. Still sore today but not sure what causes it.
Emmy - the important thing is that you finished and that you still want to do more. The good thing about a marathon is that if you are feeling really bad you can walk and admire the views or have a chat to someone (lots of others will be doing the same). You can't do that in a 5 or 10k .
VR, Shades - off to see if I can access the Trotter on-line .
@VR - Mowser makes a good point -can we view the trotters online?
@Mowser - Well done! I know what you mean about the course. I'm a tad worried for the Enigma winter double.... i'll be seeing that windmill a few more times than I think i'd like to! It's strange about your shoulder - how are you feeling today? Does it still ache?
I agree about talking to people... I attached myself to someone doing the ultra and we kept each other company. I also had the pleasure of meeting someone who is on marathon 107, another on 517 ....or something crazy in the 500's and a few others who made me think that they're absolutely crazy!
@Slowkoala - do you have any races planned soon?
Emmy - I'm off to Ireland this weekend, a 30 miler on a very hilly course
VR - just think of all the cross stitch you could have completed by now.....and you'd be a lot richer too
mamafox - perfectly normal for your first marathon, a little gentle stretching, some walking, warm baths and you'll soon be fine.
Slowkoala - just be careful that that niggle doesn't turn into an injury. You're well ahead of the schedule so it might be a good idea not to increase any distance at the moment and let that little twinge heal up first.
mowser - you do seem to have an odd collection of niggles and aches during a race, but I'm the same and then they go away (hopefully)
Link to Trotter mag here, I think it's supposed to be for club members only but this is important! http://www.teignbridgetrotters.co.uk/mag
The only thing that hurts today is my foot, sore on the top of my left foot. Not the first time though so not bothered with it. A bit of a ache in the shoulder too.
Somewhat hungry today.....
Food at the weekend was Friday weetabix, 2 greggs corned beef slices, chicken burger and chips.Saturday rice pudd for brekkie, erm 3 smarties cookies, 2 mars caramel, fish and chips, honeycomb and toffee popcorn cheesecake.Sunday rice pudd for brekkie, the other 2 cookies and other 2 mars caramels, chicken burger and chips. A several pints of lager shandy over the 3 days too.Also a few bits of cake during the race nabbed from the table
Not a huge lot by my standards, weetabix and a litre of milkshake for brekkie. A rolo cookie at tea break, chicken and bacon mayo bagette for lunch (was here i kinda noticed i was hungry as i could havve had 2....) then stuffed crust pizza for dinner.
That'll be it for today as i cba to move from the sofa
Keith - sore foot maybe where your shoes are laced? Usual disgusting food I see
slowkoala - maybe new shoes will get rid of that niggle on your Sunday runs. You might be able to find a pair of your Saucony shoes if you trawl the internet. Or call a couple of the bigger running shops, I've managed to find shoes like that before.
Lovely mild morning here, great for running
Emmy - Thank you for the tip.. def easier backwards . Am feeling much better today and contemplating next run.
Mowzer - thank you for the welcome, would love to hang around!
Shades - I want to do another marathon in the spring but haven't actually entered anything yet, similarly to Slowkoala am planning to start proper training plan in a month or so and in meantime will continue with regular running through week and hope this will be ok.
Can anyone recommend a good watch / timer? (not sure of proper word )Someone lent me one in the run up to my race which gave distance and speed but I would like one which gives heart rate, plus something more compact as the one I had was enormous and felt like I was carrying a brick around on my wrist.
mamafox - garmin 405 - love mine
hill reps today.. very mild here too
Mamafox - I have a Garmin 305 which I love and use the heart rate monitor every day, bought mine from Amazon.
Yes, recover at your own pace and ease yourself back into regular running. there should be plenty of Spring marathons to choose from.
I'm so glad you have decided to run another marathon....of course I hope you realise that you're now at the mercy of a terrible addiction to marathon running and will probably end up just like most of us on this thread
Big G - was it you I saw running at Forde Park this morning?
@Mamafox - I have a Garmin 305 and love it. I'm looking to upgrade once it dies to a 405 or 910X but they are a tad expensive. I also got mine on offer from amazon for 90 GBP. Be careful... I started out wanting to run one marathon and i've done 5 this year... I blame Shades
@Bootsie - we've had a real cold snap lately. 2-3'c and a biting wind
VR - what a fab article! I think your newletter is well interesting
Only five more until the end of the year I haven't even done 5 all year!!
Emmy - very well done at sticking it out. A "normal" person would have jacked it in so a massive pat on your back from me
mamafox - well done on becoming a marathoner I've got a Garmin 310xt and I love it.
Keith - well done for getting in the top half!!
Shades - I did 1.50.21 in the HM it's not a PB (1.47 in 2008) but it's the best I've done in the last couple of years so I'm improving. I've taken a couple of days of running as I feel a bit weary, nothing hurts I just feel like an old biddy.
I had a bone density test today and I've got osteopenia...I was told to do more exercise, drink milk ( I drink LOADS), get more sunshine (vitamin D) and running outdoors in Italy all year round I don't do bad sunwise and go to the doctor to get a supplement.
Big G - I often run to Kerswell too now that the mornings are dark, usually turn off towards the Park Inn and then up past the shops and down Southey Lane. Just wondered if it was you as I said good morning to the runner in Forde Park and he was tall.
Emmy - moi!!!!!!!!
Very mild here, about 14 degrees, lovely
mowser - I've sent you a text re Florence.
@Molly - Thanks I'm sorry to hear about the osteopenia. I've been told that i'm likely to get it as both of my parents suffer from it. I was told soya milk is great for calcium.
@Shades - Yes entirely your fault *cough*..... let's put VR into that mix as well I admit that I do enjoy every second AFTER it though!
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