Shades Marathon Training

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05/04/2013 at 07:06

Just packing now...so for the porridge anoraks...Lidl instant pot 178 calories, 29.5 grams of carbohydrate.   Had these before and very nice, but obviously before a marathon/ultra you would need to eat more than one of these

05/04/2013 at 08:02

Right signing off now back on line Monday pm but VR will report in.   That is, if we have time in between the running the Guinness and all the socialising....another sleep deprived weekend I expect

Good luck to all racing this weekend

05/04/2013 at 08:55
Have a great time Shades and VR! More than 1 pot?! I struggle with one pot!

Wishing everyone a great weekend, I'll be online until tonight and then I'm off to a cold Paris (predicted 10'c but 3'c at the start!)
05/04/2013 at 08:59

have a great time shades and VR!!

well have my runners with me today so going to try a 10 min plod outside at lunchtime.. I know its still niggling but i've gotta test it out a bit or my legs will forget how to run!

05/04/2013 at 11:05

Mamafox - That sounds promising, wish I could just click something and be good to go . Will be 4 weeks for me this Sunday with no running, March mileage was 3 !

Good luck to everyone running this weekend ..lost of track of who's running where! but hope it goes well for everyone

Had a good muddy ride on Tuesday and no ill effects from that so I'll do a bit more biking. Heading down to Oxford tonight to see family for the weekend, my mum has one of those treadmill things , so may be tempted to do 5mins which is about all I can handle on a treadmill anyway. I never know whether to do a little bit to try and  strengthen or just a complete layoff from running.

05/04/2013 at 13:49

12 min plod done and leg is tight but not too sore now! will try again tomorrow

05/04/2013 at 16:24
Emmy - won't be there Saturday night as my friend doesn't eat pasta (she's gluten free but also dislikes GF pasta.) Hopefully I'll make it to the Arc on Sunday morning.
05/04/2013 at 16:28

Shades and VR - have a fab weekend!!

Emmy - safe journey to Paris. Forget the time, just enjoy Paris it's a brilliant experience.

05/04/2013 at 22:43
Good luck everyone running this weekend!
05/04/2013 at 22:47
Is the lsr for VLM people really 16 miles this weekend? Seems kinda far.
05/04/2013 at 23:00
Khani, I have 14 on the Shades schedule for this Sunday. It's the Level 2 one. Does yours definitely say 16?
05/04/2013 at 23:03
Just checked Shades' original email and both plans have 14 miles for this Sunday...
06/04/2013 at 01:11
Oh yes, 14, 5, 6, 5, 10.. Still feels like a lot compared to some other plans I have seen but I will stick with it I think it's cos I'm just nervous a bit
06/04/2013 at 15:14
Just been for a quick 3 mile run Carbis bay to St Ives and back The weather is fantastic here clear blue sky's with a slight wind, hope it holds out for the week
Edited: 06/04/2013 at 15:14
07/04/2013 at 07:30

morning folks.. hope you are all well. This week has been a fery sporadic week for running, had so much going on and the weather i have anly had chance to go out a few times. . Today should be a 22 miler which im looking forward to but i woke up this morning feeling like i gad been bashed around the head with a soggy leg of lamb..I know the general rule is if you have a cold and its abouve the chest then it should be ok to run, but if if below then no. What should i do? i have a bit of a tight chest so i am guessing it has migrated to my chest and im guessing it be advisable to rest but not 100% sure what would you do?

07/04/2013 at 14:45
4:02:22 for me in Paris today. Not a PB, but my second fastest marathon. The underpasses got me (among other things). Found it really hard to get up the other side and then pick up the pace. Lots of great French support ('Allez Clare') as the names were on the numbers, and a couple of times when I started to walk I had Frenchmen who'd lived in Aberdeen come & chat to get me going again.

A good day all things considered!
07/04/2013 at 15:37

Well done Clag.  Hopefully you and Emmy had a good race!  

As a matter of interest, how long did it take you to get through the start?  It looked like some people took over an hour to get through from what I saw on TV.

07/04/2013 at 16:51

well done Clag nice result.

07/04/2013 at 19:13

Great work Clag.

Did my 14 miler today, in Sunshine for a change - nice steady run, and enjoyed it. Still found myself going too fast in places - I still haven't sorted proper pacing out - but got a couple of weeks to sort it !!! 

07/04/2013 at 19:30
Big congratulations Clag. Sounds like a great race with lots of support from the crowd. How many marathons have you done now? Hope you get to celebrate in Paris tonight.

Any news of Emmy?

Toenail advise needed...I seem to have developed a blister behind my second toe. The nail isn't discoloured and it doesn't hurt yet when I run but the toe is slightly swollen and when I press on it I do feel pain. Should I try and treat this or go to a podiatrist or should I just ignore it? I'm concerned that if it's a blister it may get worse unless it is popped...
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