Amazing running everyone! Lots of big distances. I'm amazed at how fresh my legs are today after yesterdays 20 mile run. I had no problems at all doing the lactate threshold intervals in my running workshop today.
The workshop was really good. Sam Murphy is a very good speaker/presenter and everything she said made perfect sense. The immediate benefit for me, and the thing I actually went there for, was an improvement in my running form. I feel much smoother now that I am not extending my leading leg out in front of me and am focussing much more on extending my trailing leg.
I won't be making any changes to my running form before the marathon. However, I will implement the drills and the changes to my form afterwards. They felt beneficial right away on the track runs we did. Really enjoyed the workshop.
well after a week of no training due to being in disneyland i put the shoes on yesterday and did an easy 6 and a fast 6 tonight, it felt a little alien at first but i soon got into the rhythm of it again and managed tonights run at 7min /mile average. realised my marathon is only a short 13 weeks till my marathon so i better get my long runs sorted...
Khanivore - those workshops are great specially when you take something from them and apply it to your own running and feel the imitiate improvements. I used to run very tense (and still do when tired) with my arms right up against my chest but i learned that if i lowered them and avoided bringing them across my body i'de save energy and have more momentum. so now i try keep them low and i find it helps me maintain a steady pace..Could do with a few more to iron out any other niggles i have..
Sofaboy - hope you manage to get outdoors for your next long run
Big G - good news on the swift recovery, a sign of your improved fitness
Rattler - LOL at the geography, but you'd have been disappointed if it had been a shorter course than expected
Khanivore - and a swift recovery for you too. I thought you would enjoy Sam's workshop, she's a very good speaker and sensible with her advice.
Iain - it's hard to remember when running all the advice we're given about good form, especially in the latter stages of a marathon.
VR - thank you I'd love to go to Duchy with you and Butler...let's hope it's not 50mph winds this year on the coastal section
Still that sharp NE wind here but not too bad. Came home on the back road which is even more exposed as they'd felled the trees and hedges ready for the bypass.
well this weekend is the silverstone half, so i'll be outside whatever the weather. althuogh i think my mind numbing experience on saturday has given me a newfound appreciation of running outdoors.
morning all.. good weekend?
well back to physio again tomorrow morning. After run on friday I can't put alot of weight on my foot. Outer foot pain back where I used to get it before plus pain on the outside of my knee which feels like ITB.. all taped up and support bandages on but actually very painful and not able to walk far. Struggled on a 20 min walk with the dog.. fingers crossed it clears up quickly as ballycotton 10 is on sunday.. still painkillers and bandages might get me through if it doens't clear up!
Just done a Monday morning catchup on this thread..wow some big mileages going on, well done all. Well impressed with 20 on a treadmill, I got bored during a Gait Analysis!
Fingers crossed for you bootsie, hopefully nothing that will keep you out of action.
Quick update, I can walk almost completely niggle free, just feel it a touch at the end of the stride when my heel starts lifting. Did some indoor bouldering yesterday with the kids which was great fun, made the calf ache a little but no pain. Planning to do some swimming this week & add some cycling in. No running at all until Barcelona (well maybe a little one a day or 2 before as a tester), still hopeful of getting round.
best of luck KingKenny.. you are doing really well taking it easy
Sofaboy - I think the weather should be a bit better this weekend...well let's hope so!
bootsie - that doesn't sound good at all. Did you have orthotics to try and resolve that problem before?
KingKenny - well that is good news that you seem to be healing so quickly.
Hi shades, ya I have had. It niggled a bit in the half marathon last sunday.. but felt perfect when i did my interval session on thursday. I ran a 4 miler on friday and it just completely blew.. nightmare so will see how it goes.. have physio at 7:30 am tomorrwo so keeping my fingers crossed. Ballycotton is my fav race of the year so do not want to miss it
Hi everyone! Just catching up with you all - loads of long runs going on!!
Went out for a 32k yesterday - was absolutley freeeeezing - did not have any particular pace in mind as have only just got garmin so just took it easy and had average pace of 5.52m/km which was pretty constant. Had one impressive km at 4.40m/km but this was only because Moby's 'extreme ways' came on my MP3 and I was pretending to be Matt Damon . My legs felt like bits of wood for the last 2km though and I'm not sure if I could have gone any faster which is a bit worrying.
Still have no idea what my training paces should be. Meant to do a 10k tempo run to time myself this week but jumped out of window (ground floor) on Monday to avoid stupid dog seeing and following me and twisted knee so rested up for a few days and then didn't want to push it before long run on Sunday. Am doing a HM next Sunday so will see what time I do and maybe you could work me out some paces Shades?
Am planning on just doing one tempo run and one easy 10k between now and thursday and then nothing until race on Sunday.. does that sound ok?
Sofaboy - Thank you for music link
Bootsie - really hope your knee and foot sorts itself out before the weekend...
KK - Hope you are well enough to run and to enjoy your race... and what is 'indoor bouldering'? (or did I read that wrong?)
Khani - Good to hear you found your workshop informative. I really dread to think what my posture is like when I run - unless of course I am in showing off mode.... which I can't sustain for any length of time anyway...
Barcelona is March 17th so I've got just under 3 weeks. Tapering for it now ,concerned about putting a stone on! ,must remember I'm not actually doing anything active right now so can't consume everything in sight
Not sure whether to go see a Physio or not ?, will it help to know exactly what it is or will they just tell me to rest which I already know ? Dr Google has been helpful and I've narrowed it down to about 50 things it could be now ! ha ha.
Have you got other stuff planned after Ballycotton bootsie ? ,if not then I'd be tempted to strap it up, take some drugs and go for it & take a rest after, but my methods are probably not recommended!
(bootsie) hope your physio goes ok
Shades - I did 18 miles yesterday morning and it went ok, I was a bit tired towards the end and I remember thinking that I couldn't have done the extra 8 miles but that's probably because I had the 18 mile limit in my mind.
KK- I'll be doing Rome on the same day as Barcelona.
Some excellent runs this weekend, well done!
Any news from Emmy?
bootsie - let's hope the physio can sort you out for Sunday.
Slowkoala - LOL at only one session of Pilates this year. Leaning forward is not necessarily a fault...depends what your legs are doing!
mamfox - hope you're Ok after jumping out the window!!
Yes, we will calculate your paces after your half marathon and yes, one tempo and one easy run is fine preparation for the race.
KingKenny - it's too soon to carbo load so go easy on the food Treatment on a calf injury can help, but there's no magic cure to any injury so it's up to you. Have you considered calf guards or compression socks? I've never used them but see a lot of runners with them now.
molly - well that's your long run done so you know you'll get round OK.
No word from Emmy yet, no results on race website. She probably doesn't have internet connection.
Rattler - sorry, it was you I meant to thank for the music link.... just was thinking about sofaboys marathon treadmill session at the time!!
Shades - am abs fine, will let you know HM times after Sunday - thank you
my physio is a good lad.. hopefully he will sort it all out.. reassuringly my foot feels alot better for having worn the support bandage all day today so thats promising I hope!
Molly I never feel like I could go any further on my runs.. I thnk its a mental thing
@mamafox, I like most of the music on there, although some of it can be a bit "urban"
The other music I Iisten to is the Ministry of Sound Running Trax offerings;
Or even an IPhone app that updates;
Cheers Rattler - will go for ministry of sound as that looks good, in general I make up my own playlists but takes time and obviously a lot of good stuff around that I don't necessarily hear about. I LOVE listening to music while I run.. fave at moment is that Avicii 'i could be the one'... I have noddy phone so iphone app unfortunately not an option Thank you anyway!
bootsie - what have you actually done to your foot?
Had a lovely run this morning, ran over our new footbridge, cuts out having to run on a horrible main road
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