Shades Marathon Training

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14/01/2013 at 21:22

Goodie got the charger for the garmin mailed up from parents. Can run properly again now Hard work gauging pace naked... Espically in the dark.

14/01/2013 at 22:03
There's no snow here yet. It was cold and I just about avoided a heavy downpour so I was lucky.
14/01/2013 at 23:27
Just bought a rowing machine should be good for cross training.
15/01/2013 at 07:18

Khanivore - I have never advised you to run 15 miles with tendonitis in your hamstring.   I would advise you not to run further than 4 or 5 miles at any one time and only if you are 100% pain free until your hamstring has healed and any running at slowest end of long run pace.

bootsie - those 8 months will fly by

VR - what foot injury, not your PF again?

I'm keeping an eye on the forecast, looks OK for here at the weekend but no change yet for Glos area.   Will have to email votes for AGM if we don't go.

Big G - that's speedy

Slowkoala - after a very long run(or marathon) you will find that your weight increases slightly, this is after the dehydration of the run your body is unwilling to allow the body to dehydrate again so tends to hold fluid.  By Wed/Thurs your weight wil be back to normal

So cold again this morning, nast NW wind and ice on the pavements/roads.   Managed a gentle 6 miles with just a couple of patches where I had to slow to a walk to negotiate the ice.

15/01/2013 at 08:02
Shades- no not PF. It's my left foot this time at the back of the heel. It has been a niggle for nearly 2 weeks. Fine when I was running on Sunday. Then it started to hurt after. Come Monday morning I could hardly walk! Icing it at regular intervals and ibuprofen. Started to get worried, so just before 6 this morning I took myself to A&E. Saw you running along the road!
Anyway I was the only person in there so had an X ray and a chat to a lovely Doctor No fracture, just soft tissue damage or Bursitus. Hobbled back out again.
Keep resting it, icing etc I guess.
15/01/2013 at 08:08
VR, good you haven't got a fracture but must still be really annoying. Do you need to rest from running for a bit or just keep icing? Must be a good time of the day to go to A&E!

Shades, you are so right re the weight thing as all back to normal now. I would never has guessed that was what was happening but makes sense.

No run for me this morning as still snowy out there and v cold. May try tonight but if not will leave till Wed.
15/01/2013 at 08:19

VR - oh no, that doesn't sound good.   Stress fractures rarely show on Xray until they start to heal but it would have shown after 2 weeks.   Good time to go to A & E...chatting up the docs too.   Did you get an NHS zimmer frame?

You could have hooted and waved, Smokes always does when he drives past me in the morning.

I have a slight niggle in my ankle, strapped it last night for Bodytone & Kettlecise and it's OK, has eased today

Slowkoala - glad the weight has settled back to normal.

Better to rest than run if the surface is icy,

15/01/2013 at 08:22

I misunderstood and I thought you said it was ok to carry on with my plan based on the fact that the pain was not getting worse with running as long as I stretch thoroughly.

I will think about taking a longer break from running.

15/01/2013 at 08:24

VR - Easiest way to find a SF is to blast it with a ultrasound. Kinda painful i hear though The less painful way is MRI imaging using the bone seeking markers for a clearer than standard MRI pic.

Speaking of hospitals was meaant to be having the remains of a tooth removed on friday but the dentist opted yesterday to send me to the hospital instead as the root is between two of the screws from when ihad my jaw surgery..... Bloody NHS dentists for you

15/01/2013 at 08:35
I already have a zimmerframe!
I don't tend to hoot at people when running as when someone does it to me I jump out of my skin!

Fastkowala- I can't run so just have to rest it. Might go spinning though and I can still swing
15/01/2013 at 08:58

i'm developing a bit of a niggling callus on the bottom of my right little toe. it's not causing me too much grief at the mo but it is starting to rub a bit. any ideas on how to either get rid of it or stop it getting in the way of my marathon prep?

supposed to be doing a 4 mile easy tonight but the pavements around us are currently like ice rinks. think i may leave it....

15/01/2013 at 09:36

Some brave soles hitting the streets today, - nice one 

I'm working from home today, which means I can probably get to run at the gym this morning if I work my schedule correctly  - also means I can track emails on the BB.

I'm not a gym fan at all, sooooo boring on those treadmills , but hopefully I can do some tempo work and get 30 mins cross training on the rowing machine - and stay warm!!! 

15/01/2013 at 10:09

Shades - I figured from this thread that you're an early riser, but running before!  I was still curled up in bed at that time.  When my club meets for an 8am start on a Saturday I find that a struggle 

15/01/2013 at 12:54

intervals done.. fell over in the muck

15/01/2013 at 13:16

Khanivore - I meant you can do a little running whilst your injury is healing.   You need to try and get shot of that injury, at your sports massage did she confirm it was tendonitis?

Keith - My SF test is to jump up and down

Good luck with the dentist

VR - I don't mind if cars hoot at me, half the time I don't know who it is that's hooting, if I can't recognise the car I certainly can't identify the driver in the dark, but I wave at anyone and everyone


15/01/2013 at 13:18

Sofaboy - do you need to look at your shoes or maybe socks that are causing it?

Rattler - oh that working from home lark.   I got loads of training in when I had to spend a month 'working from home'

Big G - alarm goes off at 4.30am

bootsie - oh no, are you doing intervals off road?  That's tough

15/01/2013 at 13:27

Shades - actually when I pointed to the pain at the massage she said it is not tenodnitis. She said it is a a muscle going along the side of my leg, not the one I originally hurt but one right next to it. I looked on a diagram and it is called the extensor digitorum longus, if I am feeling and seeing the same thing. It's a little hard to tell. 

To top it all I am now feeling a different pain more. There is a sore area at the top of my lower leg, around the side of the knobbly bit, on the inside of my leg. It could be a ligament or something but when I squeeze it I get a sharp pain on the OUTSIDE of my leg.. so weird.. so confusing.. 

Edited: 15/01/2013 at 13:38
15/01/2013 at 13:29

Bootsie!!! Yoo're quite accident prone! Hope you're ok?

Shades - Ok, Next time I see you I will use my Klaxon


15/01/2013 at 13:50

bootsie - hope you didn't get a mouthful of muck when you fell over . How's your horse getting on?

VR - oh,oh, a self confessed swinger . Hope your heel heals quickly.

Back from physio (and gym, same place). Only a little pain in heal, calf is much softer though she says my whole left foot and leg still feel stiffer than the right (knew I should have bought an automatic). Have blasted it with everything I can think of over the past week and it seems to be working so she said carry on and maybe try a little run after another week or so. Feeling a bit more hopeful now.

15/01/2013 at 13:56

VR it freaks me out when people blow their horn too - gives me the shock of my life! Rather than a klaxon how about this

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