Shades Marathon Training

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26/02/2013 at 17:27

bootsie - do you use different shoes?   Speak to your physio and in the future it might help that you don't run in the same shoes on consecutive runs, then if there's a spot that's getting a bit more pressure than it should, a diferent pair of shoes can alleviate that.

Slowkoala wrote (see)

Big G, impressed with your signed book. What a lovely man he sounds. I can imagine Shades writing a book in years to come on running - you must have enough experience of different races and must have a lot of stories to tell

Noooooo, not you as well.   Everyone wants me to write a book

Emmy - maybe the different atmosphere/air quality triggered your asthma, especially after the cold weather you've had back home.

Off to ponder on your training schedule

26/02/2013 at 17:31
Well done Emmy, you should be very proud of yourself for keeping going. Good luck with 4.30 in Paris.
26/02/2013 at 18:44

Emmy - I've emailed you to your gmail address.

26/02/2013 at 18:57

evening all hope you are all well...cant someone invent a pill that reddies you for a marathon withouy all this training malarky. Really finding it hard to get out and train..I have a 10miler planned for tonight but i might only do 6 cause i cant be bothered..I know not the right attitude but thats where my head is at the moment. Grrr curse you bad attitude lol

26/02/2013 at 22:37

I'm looking for some guidance, I have a dull pain on my leftside, on the ribcage (about the point that the bicep would touch with arms down straight) and I'm unsure if running has caused it.

I've looked online and it may be some kind of intercostal muscle tear or pull, I've had the pain for 4-5 days and wasn't sure what caused it, Its not inflammed, but is tender to touch and is a constant dull ache. I'll give it a day or so before I get it checked properly as it might just sort itself out (and too busy to get to the Docs).

I had this before my 21 mile run on Sunday and this run didn't make it feel any worse, and I didn't feel it when I ran, so I guess its OK to continue training, but its beginning to annoy me - any advice?



27/02/2013 at 07:06

Iain - LOL, but then there would be no achievement in completing a marathon

Rattler - sounds like you've pulled a muscle.   You're not recovering from a cold or chest infection are you?

Slightly less cold today but I'm so happy to get off the main roads now and at least do the last part of my run on the country roads

27/02/2013 at 07:13

Thanks Shades! Much appreciated.

I'm off to Frankfurt for the day *yawn*.

27/02/2013 at 08:20

Emmy - you're welcome

I'm off to work soon, my 4 minute commute ..LOL

27/02/2013 at 08:42

Its good to be reading all these posts and talking with other runners and seeing how they are getting on, went on a 6 mile run last night after to 10 mile runs at the weekend and felt like my legs were going to fall off ) it sure is good to get out though and put the miles in.

27/02/2013 at 09:32

@Shades  - not recovering from a Chest Infection or cold (to speak of) - had a few coughs and splutters, but generaly I'm in decent health. I did read that even a hard cough could have caused this, but maybe its down to landing awkwardly on a run?

It's just a pain !!!  - did you see what I did there???? 

27/02/2013 at 10:20
Rattler, I'd go the the doctors but then I'm a woman and I know men are different and like to leave it as long as possible

Decided to miss my MWLR today. My knees felt not quite right on my 4 miles last night. I might be being over cautious but I had a knee injury 18 months ago and couldn't run for 3 months. At least both knees feel a bit tender so hoping they will be OK with a bit of a rest.
27/02/2013 at 12:00

@Fastkoala - I'm not even sure where my Doctors is  - I'll give it a few days and see. Off for a run at lunchtime too 

27/02/2013 at 13:15

Rattler - it's very easy to pull a muscle in your ribcage and not realise at the time, I did it last year and had top stop running for a few days.

Steven - back off for a couple of days to give your legs a rest, you don't want to get injured now.

Slowkoala - likewise, take an easy few days and hopefully those knees will settle down.

Edited: 27/02/2013 at 13:15
27/02/2013 at 14:50

10 mile MWLR this morning. pretty good. averaged about 8:40 for the marathon pace.

Rattler, i can second the pulled muscle thing. i managed to really badly pull one having a drunken arm wrstling comp just before xmas. the next day i actually thought i'd broken a rib for a while it hurt so much. it was giving me trouble for over a month.

27/02/2013 at 15:09

Shades - I actually do enjoy my training and when i get days like today, with good weather and a little help with everyday life (other half has the day off) then i am able to get my shoes on and go out for a good run...the only major decision is how far to run today...ill aim for 12 and see how i feel..

27/02/2013 at 18:20

I opted for the gym for a run and went for a fast pace, started to feel some pain across the leftside of my ribcage, so reduced speed and felt no discomfort then. Did about 6 miles so not a bad session - but more recovery than tempo

I'm going to rest for a few days as a precaution (and with a heavy work load it might have been a struggle to fit a decent run in anyway) and go for a steady run at the weekend. Then maybe a LSR on Sunday if all feels OK. Really frustrating though .

27/02/2013 at 23:10

well not quite 12 miles but a fairly fast 6.5 miler average pace 6:44/mile felt very comfortable just need to be able to sustain that pace for longer peroids..

28/02/2013 at 00:13

I wasn't able to get out for my 8 mile MWLR until after 10pm tonight I ran it REALLY slowly at 10:20 min mile ish and to be honest the last mile was a real drag. I just wanted to stop. In the end I ran to my parents house and had a gigantic curry followed by a bag of sweet popcorn oops.

28/02/2013 at 07:14

Iain - I think getting out the front door is the hardest part of the training. That's fast running, I'd have to be in my car to get to that pace!

Sofaboy - LOl at the drunken arm wrestling!

Rattler - good idea to leave it to heal.   When you do run again, do you have a compression top, just wondering if that might help a little.

Khanivore - I hope your parents were expecting you at that hour!    How's the new job going?

Very frosty and cold this morning, but the wind has dropped.   Had a lovely run as it's getting so much lighter in the morning.

28/02/2013 at 07:47

ooh nice one Khanivore.. wish my parents were in running distance .. sounds great!

Rattler, well done for resting

off to Ireland tonight.. runners looking very lonely not being packed

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