Shades Marathon Training

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19/12/2012 at 13:02

Naughty Horse! I really don't miss those days Bootsie!
If you are limping still then I wouldn't run.

19/12/2012 at 13:06
Bootsie, I agree with VR and Sofaboy. Have a rest tororrow or do some Christmas shopping. Hope your horse is happier in the field and recovers well.
19/12/2012 at 13:12

bootsie - ask them to shove up on the injury bench, I think you should let that painful kick your mare gave you heal before you do anything.

Slowkoala - congrats on the present buying of your Garmin for yourself

19/12/2012 at 13:19


I actually really enjoy these interval sessions now. but there is a free lunch on at the same time so maybe I can cheer myself up with that! must put the mince pies down though!

19/12/2012 at 13:20

whos running on christmas day then?

19/12/2012 at 13:24

probably. i've got a long run on sunday morning (followed by several hours in the pub watching the footie. hey, i'm replacing vital carbs, ok! lol...). so no run on xmas eve. and we're travelling up north on boxing day, so that'll be out. so if i don't want to miss a run, then yes, i'll probably be seen running through the local lanes with a santa hat on.

19/12/2012 at 13:28
5 easy miles for me on Xmas day as per schedule. Quite looking forward to it as will give OH a chance to clear up all the mess from the kids' presents!
19/12/2012 at 13:46

I think a 10km on christmas morning will be great for me

20/12/2012 at 00:21

((bootsie)) & ((horse)). Reminds me of when my son tried to push his pony into the horsebox. Ended up flying across the grass with a hoof print on his thigh .

No appointments at the docs until Jan 2nd, so went to Minor Injuries Unit at local community hospital. Had x ray on heel and no stress fracture. Thought it might be inflammation due to PF, although I don't have classic symptom of not being able to walk in the morning and I don't have any stiffness. Suggested continue with 'gentle' running, so might try a 'gentle' run tomorrow.

20/12/2012 at 07:12

I too will be running Xmas day, great time to run, the roads are so quiet.

mowzer - well that's good news that it's not a SF (it would show on Xray now cos you did it some time ago).  Maybe a damaged tendon.

Do they know what 'gentle exercise' may mean in your book.....a marathon!

Lots of rain today again, splashed my way through the puddles, lovely and mild.

Get my turkey today from work

20/12/2012 at 08:17

mowser. good news but take it easy!

chucking it down here today.. poor little horse is out in the field in the rain with little shelter bless! lots of hay for her

no intervals today for me so will just relax until I fly home tonight and then nice relaxing runs in ireland over the next few days!

20/12/2012 at 09:13

And what shall we call the Turkey this year?
I got presented with my throphy last night. A beautiful engraved vase. I'll bring it tonight to Kettles

Mowser - Good for you for going to get your injury looked at.
Be careful though. Do you know what 'gentle exercise' is?

I got drenched last night on our club session. It was a mixed bag of Fartleks, chains and hill running up 'The hill of Doom' Powderham.
It was fun. Where were you Big G ?

20/12/2012 at 13:01

bootsie - have a lovely time back home in Cork

VR - haven't thought of a name for him yet, might not bother as the weather is milder he will be heading for the oven on Saturday I think, not enough time to strike up a rapport.  

Oh yes, bring your trophy to Kettlecise tonight, another one for the mantlepiece, well deserved too.

ooh Powderham, I haven't run up there for a long time, must do a bit of hill training sometime.   I don't even take my car up that hill

20/12/2012 at 13:03

VR - Big G probably went to your house looking for mince pies

20/12/2012 at 15:16

Hi Shades,

Many thanks for sending me your plans!  I will have a good look through them tonight.

20/12/2012 at 16:52

Hi VR / Shades.  I wasn't actually at the club session last night unfortunately as I had the joys of a school Xmas play to attend   I did have a mince pie there though....

I did keep the streak up as well.  I had to pick my wife up from the train station and I was really short of time so I just ran a couple of times around Courtney Park (with my Garmin to ensure I wasn't under) in my normal clothes/trainers.  What with work and one thing and another, it was the closet I've been to not being able to complete it but at the end of the day it only running for 10-mins or so.

20/12/2012 at 21:49
Hey Big G was it Beauty and the Beast you saw?
My daughter played the wardrobe.
Well done on keeping the streak up.

We named Shades turkey Steve after our Kettlecise instructor. Lol!
20/12/2012 at 21:59

The Xmas play was at East Allington Primary School where my wife is a teacher.  She has a hand in the sophisticated production (being in charge of things like making reindeer antlers, ensuring the kids are generally facing in the right direction and that no small child's issue turns into a massive tantrum).  I tend to go along to the event to see the "Christmas Extravaganza", and then we go for a bite to eat at a pub afterwards to recover 

20/12/2012 at 23:49

Well that was a bit of a disaster . Tried a gentle run today - flat, slow and for 35 mins. First 15 mins were ok, then heel started to ache a bit, then arch became painful (which it hasn't done before) and finally whole foot felt like it was being twisted in a vice. Physio can fit me in tomorrow but it's when I'm working, so I'll give it a miss unless my foot's hanging off. She kindly gave me loads of advice on the phone though, said not a bruise as that would be gone by now, could be PF (although first question she asked was if it was painful in the morning), might be inflamation of the fatty pad under the heel and she wouldn't rule out a stress fracture without a MRI scan. So prolonged rest, more ice, gentle non-weight bearing exercises and massage. That means (apart from a miracle) no more marathons this year  and possibly a bit longer . I'll make an appointment with her if there is no improvement by Jan.

VR - have a good time at Portsmouth, looks like you might get your feet wet

21/12/2012 at 07:04

10 Xyloids - you're welcome

Big G - well done for keeping up the streak, admirable having to run in your street clothes..LOL

mowzer - oh dear that doesn't sound good, but you've done more marathons this year than most folk have had hot dinners.   At least it's the quieter season for races and you deserve a little rest.

Last day at work for me this year and we finish at 2pm.   Not going to the staff party but going Xmas shopping instead.

VR has a wrestling match with Steve the turkey in the boot of my car last night...trying to read the label on how many he will feed..LOL

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