Shades Marathon Training

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09/12/2012 at 07:39

I'm going on a santa run with the girls from my club. Hired a coach and pub!


09/12/2012 at 08:18

VR - Wow - you've hired a whole pub.....must be a Trotters outing!

I'm booking my Berlin flight today

09/12/2012 at 10:11
Hope you've all enjoyed your Santa runs and turkey trots...sounds like the bowel movements I was getting the other week!

Clag, you're all dead lucky to get such good gym deals. As my one is quite dear and as I'm in the south east where the weather isn't too bad, going to chance it and pay per session (10 quid, ouch!) if and when I needed to.

13 miles today, quite mild morning. Ankle hurt a bit 3 miles in and at the end so icing it now and then ibuprofen and bath. Thinking maybe should rest for week and just wear ballet pumps but don't want to
09/12/2012 at 12:58

15 miles for me today, including about 6 miles off road in some lovely squelchy mud.

I'm still on my streak as well, so hopefully I can keep it up

09/12/2012 at 18:40
10/12/2012 at 07:09

Slowkoala - what's the problem with your ankle?   Might be an idea to ease up for a few days.

Big G - am still streaking too, was tired yesterday but had a great run today.

Keith - are you going for the 100 miles?

10/12/2012 at 07:12

Emmy - are you still snowed in?

Berlin flight booked

10/12/2012 at 07:55
Shades, I seem to have bruised it on one of the knobbly bones of my inner left ankle. Not the big bone but the small round one below. I thought it was where it has rubbed on my new trainers as I can't really feel it when I'm not wearing shoes. Not due a run till tomorrow night so will see how it feels then.

Glad the streaking's going well!
10/12/2012 at 08:15

If it's a bit of bruising it will heal, but probably not very quickly.   You could put a light strapping on it when you run to stop it rubbing against your shoe.

10/12/2012 at 08:35

One thing I didn't mention previously is the weight loss I have on a single run.  Before I did my 15miler on Sunday I weighed myself and I was 13st 2 (approx 83.5kg).  When I got back I was 12st 12 (approx 81.5kg).  I've always been like this and I'm guessing it's fluid related but I was wondering if anyone else fluctuated like this? I should add that on the run I generally felt fine, and I considered it a strong and steady run.

On the run, I took a 650ml bottle with me (which I drank all of whilst out).  When I got back I downed a pint of lemon and barley and then a pint of water 30mins or so later.  I felt thirsty most of the day and drank lots more though the day (mainly water).  Again, this is normal for me.

If I am to do anything longer I think I'm going to need something bigger for any longer distances.  I can't get on with Camelbaks so I'm going to get a Nathan 2 650-ml bottle holder belt.  I know it's extra weight, but I think I'm going to go for it.  I currently use a Nathan belt that carries 1 650ml bottle and I get on with it well.

I am a bit conflicted though because I know a lot of people go out for a half marathon and don't need or take any water/fluid.  I've never been like that and always feel the need to take on fluid, so I suppose everyone is different.  Even as a kid when I used to play basketball I always needed lots of water compared with my team mates.

10/12/2012 at 10:05

Morning all,

@Shades - Luckily all of the snow has melted! It's 4'c here and raining so back to normal! I was in Cologne at the weekend and it was -6, snowing and really really cold. I tried a run but fell over 200m from a friend's place so decided it wasnt the best option!

I've been out this morning for a 5 miler and feel ok so no damage has been done.

@Big_G - it's normal for me on a long run to lose 3-4kgs. It really depends on the temperature/distance for me. I can run 12 miles in winter without any water/fluid but in summer i'll need around litre on my 15 milers. I normally take a small bit of money and buy from a supermarket along the way. It's a training thing Ive found as I never used to be able to run 5 milers without a drink - and now it doesnt even occur to me to bring a drink.

@Slowkoala - I hope that you're feeling better today?


10/12/2012 at 10:59

morning all! 10km done this weekend in 52:20!! delighted! started out as just a long run but upped the pace, with a 2 mile cool down :- )

10/12/2012 at 13:25

Big G - our fluid needs differ but I never bother unless I get to 12 miles or so, maybe 15 in cold weather.   But I do always drink before I run.   But for longer runs I take a 500 ml bottle and if I need more I top up from a tap or buy from a shop/garage.

A kilo of weight lost on a run needs to be replaced by a litre of fluid.   I would advise drinking a litre before you set off.

Many runners now drink too much especially during races.   When I was coaching used to have to stop runners taking water with them when they were only running for an hour.  It becomes a security blanket thing.

Emmy - good news the snow has gone and you're back in plus temps, we're forecast a cold spell starting tonight, but no snow hopefully.

bootsie - speedy running

10/12/2012 at 14:44
Big G, think fluid must be an individual thing. I've never ever taken any fluids whilst training and even when I came back from my 15 mile run the other week, I didnt feel that thirsty (but did force myself to have something). On the few occasions I have weighed myself after a run, I don't seem to lose any weight, weirdly! Ive only had the odd sip of water at races because i feel i should.But would have thought that if you are losing lots, that's a sign that you do need more fluids.

Shades, thanks for advice re ankle. Annoying thing is that I don't feel it most of time but you're right, it will probably take a while to heal. May try taking the trainers back as sweatshop offer a 30 day return, even if worn outside.
10/12/2012 at 15:35

I dont drink a whole lot running either.. prob nothing for under 10miles but echo Shades in that I drink just before the run

2.3 miles done at lunch. Shoulder and upper back gone into spasm.  Think its due to heavy lifting around the yard but home for a hot bath i think

10/12/2012 at 16:10

Wish i was Big G Then I'd be size 8 and a racing snake. I've never lost weight running and don't drink much either unless its really hot.

I remember what Shades said once. "If we were horses (refering to me and her) we'd be 'good doers' Like Welsh Cobs! Its true!  We could live on fresh air!

Well done Bootsie on your PB!!

10/12/2012 at 16:25

cheers VR!! !

10/12/2012 at 19:16

Shades - Yes it was the 100 i was looking at, minor drawback is week after would be Enigma summer triple alas. 100 miler one week then 30 and mara sat and mara sun of week after might be a tad to much. Also pondering G2E week after easter as well which is 56 miles.

I thought you were meant to drink 50% more than what you loss thru sweat as not everything you drink stays in.

Speakign of drinking i might of had one or two too many on thursday at the Union AGM Two of us were on white whilst the rest were on red with the meal and i did ask where we sharing one bottle at a time to be told no thats yours this is mine. So i was kinda forced to have the whole bottle to myself. Then there was another oh 5-6 hours worth of drinking afterwards too

Seems to avoid hangover drink plenty of water too during the night and also sleep for 3-4 hours only and resume water consumption the day after That and a HUGE fry up for brekkie.

10/12/2012 at 19:22
VR - I should add that the weight doesn't stay off!! If I had checked today I have no doubt it would have been back to where it was before the run.
11/12/2012 at 07:08

VR - we don't lose weight because we're good eaters too

Keith - you wouldn't recover from the 100 in time for the triple the following week.

Never heard of 50% more than weight lost being required.   But better to rehydrate with more than water.   Milk, soups, stews etc.

Sooooooooooo cold this morning that I'm seriously thinking of opting for treadmill running in the gym, my back and hamstrings just get tight and painful in the cold.  

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