Shades Marathon Training

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29/12/2012 at 22:49

ABS was merely a dodgy connection it seems as after going to town its not flagging up as faulty any more. Exactly the same as it did once last time suspension broke when it nicked the ABS cable which was repaired by splicing it back togeather.

30/12/2012 at 07:20
Morning all - must get around to reading & catching up! Barely seem to have time for anything these days!

Quick message for Shades - your miles are needed! Fetch have taken us on the monthly challenge! Help!
30/12/2012 at 07:21

Emmy - 12 miles, you're definitely better now.

Khanivore - must be a different muscle for lifting than stretching.   I'm glad you can see that you are recovering, injuries can be so frustrating

Keith - good news on the car, hope it wasn't too expensive.  You broke the suspension on your car before?   Those  on here that haven't met you will think you're 30 stone...LOL

Slowkoala - sorry to hear you can't get on with the Garmin but good idea to swap for one more suited to you.

must go for my run now, I think it's raining again

30/12/2012 at 07:24

Morning Clag - xpost.

Will update my mileage when I get back from my run

30/12/2012 at 07:40

Lol yes i have broken front suspension before, i think it was even the same side. Was a few years ago though. Must avoid pot holes better i think. Kinda hard when puddles fill entire road and as its down here i not know where the bloody holes are under the water.

30/12/2012 at 08:58
Can't believe how knackered I feel after just a 1.75 mile run yesterday. I suspect this is because of the cold more than the run though. My sore muscle in my leg is very sore again this morning When I stood up and walked about it got better - I do hope this is not going to get worse and worse like it did before
30/12/2012 at 10:20

Keith - hard to avoid the potholes these days

Khanivore - oh dear, that doesn't sound good.

Clag - have updated my mileage, except for today's run as I might pop out again tonight.

Must go and shower now and see if I can get to the gym for a little upper body workout

Edited: 30/12/2012 at 10:20
30/12/2012 at 11:15
18 miles this morning. Dry and mild here so fairly comfortable run, except the last 2 miles felt tough! Took some jelly babies and had a gel at 10 miles which seemed to help. Long bath needed now.

Shades, upper body workout sounds wise. I've decided I'm going back to Pilates in jan as did this before and think it was really good for my core strength.

Khanivore, are you still icing your leg and taking ibuprofen? A cold will make you feel knackered so hope this goes soon so you can concentrate on getting rid of the injury.
30/12/2012 at 11:31

I might get bored tomorrow and write a review of the year.

Anyhow still somewhat windy down here but i cant complain as tomorrow the wind will be as strong as todays gusts and the gusts will be far stronger.....

Still 9.64 miles in 90 mins dead (well ok 1:29:58 ) isn't to bad on a non flat part of devon.

30/12/2012 at 11:35
I have not taken any ibuprofen at all or iced my leg oops. Can you record a regime?

Well done on the 18 mile run!!! Fantastic!!! That's the furthest I have run.
30/12/2012 at 11:38
Hi all, I think that I'm back.... 5 miles at 10-10.30 miling throughout. Felt good, strong and easy.... BUT we have such a strong wind here at the moment. It blew my hat off twice and for the last mile it was entirely in headwind so it felt like running through treacle.

Just off to face the shops. My hand mixer has died and I need to get a new one pretty sharpish. I'm making dessert for our NYE party and I need to practice it. This will be my first attempt at using coconut flour :/
30/12/2012 at 11:40
@slowkoala - well done on the run! That's fantastic!

@keith - I think a year report would be great we should all do one!

@khani - I admit... I resort to ice and painkillers at the slightest indication of it. Just make sure that you take any painkillers in a full stomach
30/12/2012 at 11:46
Do I ice first thing in the an or last thing at night? How long do I do it for?
30/12/2012 at 11:46
Ps congrats getting better
30/12/2012 at 11:55
I normally ice in the evenings for 10 mins at a time and elevate the leg at the same time (I sit on the couch watching tv with a few cushions elevating my leg and ice it like this).

Dependent on the injury I'll use the grid roller first, stretch, grid roller again, ice, stretch and then relax. It takes a good hour but I found it was time well invested! Maybe teach your twins how to massage?

For painkillers - I'm a bit of a weirdo. I refuse to take painkillers whilst running (only when I get back). My theory is that when I run if there's a pain - I want to feel it 'really' rather than it being masked by the painkillers.
30/12/2012 at 12:09

last time i iced anything i had to stop cos the cat was trying to open the peas with her claws.....

Yes i am too lazy to wrap the bag in a tea towel first

30/12/2012 at 12:41
Khanivore, ice a few times a day if you can but 15 mins max each time as you don't want to end up with frostbite! Keep the leg elevated when you do it, like Emmy says. I use frozen peas as they mould nicely to the leg. I finish off with tiger balm as the tingling always feels as though it is doing good. Ibuprofen is good as it's not just a painkiller but is an anti inflammatory so will help reduce swelling and speed up recovery. Not good to be dependent on long term but nothing wrong with taking for a week.

Being dragged to Westfield now by my older sons - just what is needed after 18 mile run
30/12/2012 at 13:39
@slowkoala - you have my sympathy! I've just escaped the shopping centre and it was heaving! I hope they don't make you walk around too much!
30/12/2012 at 13:46

Just got back from a steady 11-miler, which went well.  I'm planning a steady 4-5 miler tomorrow and then that's the end of my December streak.  If I do just over 4 miles tomorrow that will be 140 miles this month which is a record for me, and 20 more than my original December target.  I feel fine, but I confess I'm looking forward to taking 1st January off!  The only thing that is "wrong" at the moment is that I'm out of my routine with regards to sleep, due to being on holiday.  I'm regularly going to bed well past midnight and getting up at 10am, which is unusual for me.  Once I get back to work I'll fall back into a routine I think.  NYE is going to be a late one though (probably home by 3am if I'm lucky), so I'll just take it easy on New Years Day.

Shades - I was just browsing through this month's Runner's World and there is an article in there from Amby Burfoot, who has been running regularly for 50 years and is a previous winner of the Boston Marathon.  He has a piece in the mag which includes some of his top tips, including a section called "Sidestep injuries".....from my brief time on this thread, I think you could have written it!  Whilst talking about ensuring you take time off if injured he concludes by saying, "You could spend a lifetime regretting the days when you continue running; you'll never regret the three to seven days of rest".


30/12/2012 at 14:57

I'll have to have a read of that Big G and well done on your mileage this month. Thats roughly 40 miles more than me! Next month I'm going to aim for 200.

I decided at the last minute to go and do the Stoke St. Gregory 10k Stampede in Somerset this morning. Can't remember the last time I did a short race and it blinkin' hurt!
Anyway I think I did 54 mins which is about avererage for me. I was worried I'd be over the hour. Nice run through the lanes plus a good turnout of about 350 runners.

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