it can't have been the cold that caused my feet and calfs to hurt as it was the first time in god knows how long that i've been able to get out in a single layer. it was absolutely lovely weather. i can think of two things it may have been:
quite possibly overly tight lacing. i might dig out that post about various lacings and try the one that gives you more room in the front of the shoe.
amybe a bit of dehydration? not for the feet, but might that have affected my muscles? as i say, it was quite warm and i might not have drunk enough.
Shades - well done on your double marathon! Have had a look at that link and it looks absolutely beautiful... will be scouring ryanair for (hopefully) affordable flight prices next year.. can always dream! When I last looked, August is only 5 months away.. roughly a marathon a week then to fit 18 in ????!!! Sometimes there are no words...
Am continuing with plan this week so will do a 10k run and give you times.. have a 21k race in 2 weeks and would like your advice on what sort of pace to go for with the aim of doing about 1h45.. (using NEW garmin she says smugly!)
1H45 would be bang on 5:00 kms or 8:00 miles. assuming you do even splits.
morning all.. coughing and spluttering here with a cold.. what kind of fun training can I do when feeling run down with this cold, without making it worse
Just rest bootsie, you dont want to be training when not well.
Great race reports well done all, that looks a fantastic event Shades and well done on the double
Shades that course is stunning. One of my friends got married in dunmore house hotel which is near there couple of years ago. WE used to go to Clon a lot when we were younger and its very beautiful!
Emmy - I feel fine, legs are OK...I can't stop eating though
Sofaboy - it's more likely then as it wasn't cold that your feet swelled a little and your shoes became too tight. Looser laces or alternative lacing, I use lock lacing on a couple of pairs of shoes that I have. My race shoes have elasticated laces (the laces with the bobbly bits) and I find those great.
mamafox - re pace, excactly as Sofaboy says, aim for even pacing but of course if you feel you can then speed up in the last mile!
bootsie - S3200H is right, no training at all as it could make your cold worse. A gentle walk in the fresh air might make you feel a bit better.
We ran past Dunmore House Hotel, it looks lovely, is closed for February I think.
We also ran past Castlefreke castle, now partially restored, very beautiful
Hi Shades - that sounds familiar
Race report from London 50km is here for anyone that is interested. A very hard day at the office. Made worse by the news yesterday that i'm intollerant to white sugar and cows milk. Does anyone know what I can use instead?
Slightly later than others, but just getting around to posting my time from Brighton on Sunday.
I was in two minds over how to run it, but late Saturday night I decided to try and crack 1h40 as the 5 mile tempo I did last Thursday felt comfortable at that pace.
The first km was slower than needed but then that's to be expected, but then my km splits were between 4:35 and 4:45 and although my legs were starting to feel it, at 10 miles I thought I could carry on at that pace. Then the turn at mile 10 came and the headwind suddenly took it out of me and my splits for the next 3 or 4 km's were around 4:50-4:55.
Last km was faster and I finished in 1:40:34. Bit disappointed that I went over by 34 seconds but still pleased as it was a PB by over 3 minutes.
So Shades, going back to the previous question, what should my training times be? I'd be interested to know what they are for the above time, but I'm still thinking I need to respect the distance as it's my first and maybe aim for just sub four hours if thats possible so those times would be good to.
Well done on the double shades, 'just' 18 to go wow.
Nice report Emmy, 3km extra as well & sorting out some yooovs along the way. I've not got to the point where I want to go further than 26.2 (yet)!
Good time that sleaver, you'll have that 1:40 next time.
Brilliant - thank you Shades and Sofaboy for the pacing advice.. and well done Sleaver!
Emmy, I have never got used to soya in tea but everything else is good.. unsweetened is best for tea and omlettes!!
buried under a duvet with lots of cold and flu stuff.. bored!
Emmy sorry to hear about your food intolerance issues Hope you get them sorted.
Shades - double marathon? Wow! Amazing.
I did a 5 mile faster pace run this morning and felt fine. Had a sports massage right after so legs are feeling fab. Was planning to go out for a 10 miler in the morning but it looks like my sister in laws cold has spread around the house including to me. Thanks sister in law - not... Oh well - it is what it is.
Welcome back Shades - and well done . Looks like a beautiful place. What was the weather like?
Fantastic racing from everybody over the weekend . Looking good for marathons. I love reading the race reports too .
Did London Ultra on Sunday and was delighted to meet up with Emmy . Can't believe she travels all the way from Belgium, when I'm such a woose if I have to travel more than an hour or so . Weather was kind - even got too hot at one point. Not so muddy as I thought it might be, so shoes stayed reasonably clean. Despite doing it last year I still managed to go slightly off track twice, but mostly it was well marked. Slightly longer time than last year (and it felt tougher), heel hurt a bit towards the end, but overall was pleased with how things went. Just wish I could get a coffee at the end though .
Still undecided about next Sunday's race as I still feel rather unfit with everything being so much effort.
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