Shades Marathon Training

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22/01/2013 at 07:22
Shades everything is a little better but that side of calf and behind the knee niggle is still there. It's is not hurting all the time but it still is a little stuff when I get up from my desk. Should I hold off for another week?
22/01/2013 at 07:24
In fact the stiffness / pain is there when I stretch too.
22/01/2013 at 08:19

Khanivore - maybe a couple more days rest, especially as we have this bitterly cold weather, which won't do your muscles any good.   

I couldn't run at all in cold weather when recovering from my hanstring origin injury and even now I'm cautious about very cold weather.

22/01/2013 at 10:16

khanivore you can only benefit from resting up at the moment

I might be having a slow week myself.  Didn't sleep last night as throat is quite sore.  Not a normal sore throat, just feels very scratchy if that makes sense and very very tired so maybe another day off today.  10km on sunday so keen to do well at that

22/01/2013 at 10:27

Good 23k in snow Sunday, really enjoyed it but took me 2.28  and was wiped out afterwards. Well done to everyone who completed long treadmill sessions - must be a good exercise in self discipline. I know I would give up!

22/01/2013 at 13:10

mamafox - a much more intensive workout running in the snow.

bootsie - sounds like you're getting a cold/virus.

KingKenny - sorry to hear your race was cancelled too.

22/01/2013 at 14:35

ya thought that too shades.. will rest today and see how i feel tomorrow

22/01/2013 at 18:14
Khanivore, glad the back is on the mend but annoying that your legs are still stiff. Agree with Shades though that you need to be even more careful in these conditions. I feel my legs getting tight and stiff just from doing the school run in the cold. Tread mill again tonight.
23/01/2013 at 07:11

Can't wait for the weekend when the weather is going to be a balmy 8-10 degrees

I'm in the office today on my own, my boss is in Dubai and my colleague is snowed in.   No snow here but she lives over the border in Somerset

Nice run, no ice, cold east wind though.   Police car stopped to let me cross the road which then caused all the traffic to slow down and behave in a very gentle and polite manner..LOL

23/01/2013 at 08:45

feeling much better, rested up completely last night with pizza and a movie! going to go to the gym this evening for a gentle run on the dreaded treddie!

police doing a good job shades!!

23/01/2013 at 09:33

Shades - is that the same supportive and understanding colleague who is flexible regarding your marathon commitments..? If so what a SHAME she is snowed in

LOL re the police!

23/01/2013 at 09:39

I'm umming and ahhing about upping my schedule from 4 to 5 times a week, maybe not all weeks but on some weeks where I feel like it.  The reason is that 4 times a week kind of feels a bit too easy (although I'm only doing about 30-35 miles a week at the moment), but I'm wondering if 5 times a week will then take me into feeling too tired particularly when I get into the higher mileage on Shade's plan.  Any thoughts?

Edited: 23/01/2013 at 09:48
23/01/2013 at 11:10
Shades, 8 degrees sounds tropical. Really hope this snow is cleared by weekend as sick of treadmill. It's actually snowing a bit now though!

8 miles on TM again with 5 at 8:30mm, 2 at 8:00mm and because I was bored, last mile at 7:30mm. Garmin which I ordered (210) came yesterday and I am desperate to use it. It seems much easier to operate than the 410 as it has no bezel.

Big G, I usually run 5 times a week and like this as the rest days really feel like rest days. My 5th session is a club one though so I don't always make it - as it's the day before my long run, I opt out if I am feeling tired and they are doing anything too strenuous!
23/01/2013 at 13:09

mamafox - it is indeed the same understanding colleague, and it took her over 2 hours to drive home last night.   I walked to work yesterday as it was icy after a heavy hailstorm, then walked home last night in 11 minutes

Big G - if you feel fresh and ready for another run then add an extra session.

Slowkoala - We have snow this morning too, but although the roads are bad not far from here, I think we're OK.   Not easy to judge as we don't have any windows in our office, only windows are in the roof which is of no help at all.

Good luck with the Garmin, it will become your best running buddy.

23/01/2013 at 13:15

Nice 8 last night, struggled to keep pace down and went a little too fast...just one of those runs that feels really good.

Still a little bit icy, but not too bad just patches really. Snowing here at the moment.

Temp going up but rain coming in, I'd take the snow anyday.

4 Days a week is plenty enough for me, play footy once a week as well.

106 miles for the month so far is the most ever for me & still a week to go.


23/01/2013 at 18:29
Evening folks,
Anyone else thoroughly fed up with the horrible weather? Been battering out quite a few miles on the treadmill. Did reps tonight as I couldn't face my MWLR on it, my excuse being that I did the last 9 miles of a 20 miler in the gym on Saturday. Got fed up with bits of slush, bits of clear pavement and bits of ice!

On the verge of signing up for a September marathon. I'm going to be 40 and there's a marathon in Aberfeldy the day after. Having invited friends away for the weekend I've pretty much committed myself.
24/01/2013 at 07:11

Kingkenny - seems like you're enjoying your training

Clag - well, if you will live way up there.   And weather condition were a strong influence for me on choosing to live in Devon (having spent 2 winters in Scotland).

That Aberfeldy marathon looks good, not for me this year as I'm at Dingle

Lovely run today, no ice and a bit milder, had to take my hat off before the end of my run I was too hot

Edited: 24/01/2013 at 07:11
24/01/2013 at 07:46

I got a club session in last night.  It was 6x1k loops, with approx 200m jog recovery and it was a good session.  On the last loop, the club 10k club record holder (who was on his 7th loop) caught me up and dragged me along which was good as it really pushed me.  It was interesting actually, as he took one look at me and just said 'relax your arms, mate', which I did and that seemed to help as well.  I must remember that for my other runs.

I nearly didn't go out at all because at 6.30pm when I was leaving it was raining very heavily, it was cold and there was snow/sleet in the air.  It started off being the worst conditions that I've run in, but I'm glad I went out and as always didn't regret the session

24/01/2013 at 10:55

Quite enjoying having a more structured plan to follow, I've kind of half followed plans before but skipped far too much! ...It's the usual CBA but once out there enjoy it every time.

Feb/Mar will be tough as the mileage increases. Need to control my paces a bit better & hopefully stay injury free. We will see in London if it's all been worth it

Ice mostly all gone here, but not really caused any issues with runs. Worst day was Sunday but just headed offroad so all good.

On the long runs I always try and remember to relax my shoulders a bit and also shake my arms out quite regularly, it's horrible when you get an ache in your shoulder that won't budge.

Good running all

24/01/2013 at 15:31
Good session there Big G. I thought about you guys when the rain came down!

My foot is a lot better. Went out for the first time yesterday and did 3 miles as a test. Then did 10 this morning. So far so good lovely bright day too.

I'm having withdrawal symptoms though! It's been almost 6 weeks since my last marathon!!!
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