VR - I wanted to put more than 7 Irish ones, Waterford was good and so was Limerick.
Khanivore - you will get a lot of miles from a pair of Kayano's and a very comfortable shoe too. I don't run in them any more as they made some changes a few years ago that don't suit me, but a great marathon shoe
Shades - I got mine from sportsshoes.com. I couldn't actually get the colour I wanted, but I wasn't overly fussed about that.
As an aside, I did my purchase via quidco and got 10% off and free delivery. Quidco's offers do change, but the sportsshoes.com savings did end up in my quidco account after a few weeks so every little helps. I just had a quick look and their current offer is 10% cash back.
actually wondering if i need the physio.. could just use the money to buy new runners in case that is contributing? have only done about 250 miles since july i think because of the appendix thing so they shouldn't be but might be worth ruling out.. what do you think.. to physio or not to physio?
Ooooh - North Dorset is on your list. Looks like I've picked a good one then
Shades a lot of L marathons but no Luton i see
Todays marathon was done in 4:29:37 with a somewhat speedy last lap that took 35-36 mins and a speedy finish to get under 4:30. Not that anyway has asked but yesterday and wednesday it was chicken burgers for food and today it was a chicken new yorker. Minimal additional eating back here in the TL in the evenings, some chocolate and a hot cross bun or two usually.
Having had to resort to looking at my race lists to check as although i am sure i wrote the double, triple quad times somewhere i cant find it.
Last year the double took me 9:26 roughlty this year it only took me a little under 8:49. I have 6 hours to beat my triple time and a around 11.5 for the quad.
Well done Keith! I couldn't face that lake again! Good luck for the weekend.
I'm staying local this weekend at off to do Endurance Life South Devon Coastal marathon tomorrow. I did this in 2010 and said never again! Oh well
Well done Keith!
I've just done a slow and steady 5 miler, in preparation for the Exeter half on Sunday.
VR - that Endurance Life event is supposed to be really tough isn't it?! Good luck!
I've been really good this week. I am only running every other day as instructed. I was so tempted to run today even though I ran yesterday. I forced myself not to though. Is 3 runs a week enough?
Iain - it's not easy to run in your natural style when having a gait analysis unless they let you run for an hour or so....hardly practical, so it's common for the gait analysis results to be flawed.
bootsie - there's no magic cure a physio can do for a knee injury such as yours that wouldn't involve a bit of rest. Why not postpone the appointment for a week, see how you are then. You could talk to the sales person in your running shop maybe you need a shoe with a little support, or more forefoot cushioning. You've had knee problems before haven't you?
Big G - Thanks for the info on the shoes, I'll have a look there.
and North Dorset is my favourite UK marathon
Keith - well done, another good day (except for the food).
No, didn't include L**** as wasn't asked to put the my 10 least favourite marathons
VR - oh no, I hope you have a better day this time at that race. At least it's local.
Emmy - yes, you'll have to get over to Ireland. I'm hoping to be able to add Clonakilty to that list after next weekend
Khanivore - please be patient. Last week you weren't running at all.
How's your leg now? Your back? Cough 100% gone?
Rest day for me today. Apart from the shopping, housework and I have a fair bit of paperwork to do too
Any tips on running an event which is 3 laps of a route? I was thinking it would be of help to me as I'd have a good indication of what the course was (including things like wind conditions) each time around. Plus I was thinking that after each 1/3 I'd have a good idea of if I was on target (this is less important as I'll have my Garmin anyway) However, I've read that some people suffer with boredom on these courses and maybe not do as well as they'd hoped?
The Exeter half looks like it is basically 3 laps so I thought I'd ask the question. I guess it's about trying to keep focused on your pace (if looking for a PB, which I am), but anything else?
In other news, I slipped off the bottom stair in my house last night, and tweaked my shoulder. I wasn't drunk, honest! I did some stretching and massage, and it seems 100% fine this morning but I was concerned for a few minutes. It goes to show that I (being a finely tuned performance machine ), am pretty finally balanced.
Off topic, but I'm hovering over the "Submit" button to buy a couple of tickets for the Premier League Darts which is in Exeter on 28th Feb. I used to love watching darts as a kid, and caught the opening games on TV this week.... It does get a bit raucaus at these events, and the fact it's sponsored by a crisp company and a money lending company doesn't bode well, but I'm thinking about it
Another guilty secret of mine is that I love poker. Not playing, but watching it on TV! I record all the poker shows on TV. For me I love the personalities, the fact that over time it is basically a maths game...and obviously winning $10m at the World Series of Poker would be pretty good! I love the lingo as well...."He's flopped the nuts" = he's got the best possible hand on the flop. "Pocket rockets", or American Airlines = pocket Aces, "Cowboys" = pocket Kings, "The Ladies" = pocket queens, "The snowmen" = pocket eights, "Anna Kournikova" = Ace King (I.E., it looks nice, but doesn't play very well), etc etc. In the same way that a lot of people follow football very closely, my game is poker. I am going to say it's a sport because it does get televised on the sports channels My wife thinks I'm absolutely nuts, and looks at me like I'm going mad.
Shades - speaking of my wife thinking I'm going mad, after reading your Noddy's guide I bought some teacakes, microwaved them and had them without any spread yesterday. I think she nearly dialed 999 for me, but I just blamed you. I hope you don't mind
Haha big-g that's funny re the teacakes Made me Lol
Shades - I am going to listen to you 100% Definitely being patient. Cough is gone although chest still feels a teeny bit tickly. Back is pain free. Leg is more complicated. That muscle pain/strain on the side of the calf is gone. The hamstring tendonitis is there but at a manageable level i.e. i stretch it regularly and it's not causing me SERIOUS discomfort but i know it's there. The soreness is on the knobly bits at the top / sides of the lower leg where the hamstrings attach.
Rattler - I heard they set up a room with all of the most significant exhibits at the natural history museum! Might be worth checking out. You might also want to check out the basement of the science museum round the corner. There is a great softplay area and a fantastic water play thing. There is also something called the bubble show which you should go to - all free (well they like a donation).
Big G - LOL from me too re the teacakes! Did you enjoy them? Try hot cross buns, yummy warmed in the microwave.
Re the laps, I've done a couple of 3 lap marathons and it's hard. Shouldn't be so bad for a half and as it's flat you can just focus on keeping your pace steady. Try and run an evenly paced race if you can.
Khanivore - that's good news about the muscle on your lower leg. Re your hamstring, all you can do is stretch regularly, maybe a little gentle massage (always towards your heart).
If you feel OK a gentle 10 miles tomorrow?
Rattler - I saw the headlines on the paper re snow and I though it was related to the USA! We have rain, then showers but about 9 degrees forecast for tomorrow so shouldn't be too bad for my long run.
Enjoy your day out today.
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