Shades Marathon Training

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17/05/2013 at 13:46

kingkenny - i really struggled with the heat in edinburgh last year. just hope its cooler next weekend.

last couple of runs this week and then the long drive from london to edinburgh on friday...not looking forward to it. on a plus note ill see my mum and dad...

17/05/2013 at 14:09

Shades, hope you have a good race in the lakes.

S32, I've had knee pain on my right knee for my last couple of runs. Have you had knee trouble before? Mine comes on about a mile into the run. Very frustrating as I'm supposed to be doing a timed 5k tomorrow. Hope yours gets better with some rest. I think I spoke to soon about everyone leaving the injury bench

Edited: 17/05/2013 at 14:10
17/05/2013 at 14:26

S32 and Slowkoala - where is the pain on your knee? Whch side of the knee? outside or inside? If it's outside look at some ITB/ tensor fascia lata(e) stretches.

I was told a bag of iced peas for 10mins followed by a hot water bottle for 10mins and repeat for 40 minutes in total.

Slowkoala - Good luck with the timed trial!

It looks like my 'hill' training is posponed as they're moving where they are going MTB'ing and it's not suitable for runners. So it'll just be a nice plod around my local area with the motorway bridge

17/05/2013 at 14:47

Thanks Emmy, I think the pain is on the side but not entirely sure (knee actually feels numb now after icing for 10 mins!) Will try the hot water bottle and exercises. 

Hope you have a good (pain free) run.

17/05/2013 at 15:36

yes had trouble before, set of to run and 1.5 miles in stabbing pain in the outside of my knee. it started around feb 2009 and took me 18 months to sort it out.  had MRI scans, injections and so much physio, bike fits gait checks etc etc cost so much money, thankfully in westfield so that covered some of it.  through in the towel as I was not getting any better.  After about 6 months of doing nothing tried running again and have been fine until this point. 

I was training for Iron Man 70.3 back then so continued swimming and cycling, as I was convinced that the pain was caused by running.   for the last year I have believed that the bike caused the problem.  I have been very careful to build up slowly over the last year, so I am hoping that the problem is running a fast mara and a fast HM in 2 weeks and just need a bit of rest.   Must admit I am a bit worried at the moment though.

17/05/2013 at 15:43

S32 - I'm crossing my fingers that it's nothing serious.

17/05/2013 at 15:49

Thanks Emmy

17/05/2013 at 17:56

((SK &  S32)) hope it's nothing serious and you'll be off the injury bench soon

Shades - have a good run and a lovely weekend.

You're right, 4.2km is a weird distance - and a horrible one! I'm finding it much harder doing speedwork rather than doing LSRs. At the moment it takes me around 21 minutes and originally I wanted to do it in 19 mins but I've now realised that I'm not capable of doing it so quick. I've got another 6 weeks to go before the race and to be in with a chance of winning something (it's a team race) me & my sister need to have a combined time of just under 40 min.

Emmy - I'm ok now, I've just got to accept that I don't have to fit in and that I must do what I want to do and ignore what's expected of me.

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!

17/05/2013 at 22:02

Had a chesty cough and so taken the running a bit easy this week since coming home from America. To be honest i've just one 7 mile run - that was yesterday. I might go for a 10 miler tomorrow morning and then do another 10 miler on Sunday to see how I get on. 

17/05/2013 at 22:37

Shades - hope you enjoy Windermere. I can't imagine doing all that driving, I get restless and fidgetty after just an hour . Yes, I've started looking at races now I've got my computer back. Trouble is, I am really dithering and can't make up my mind. Still considering Florence, as have just enough holiday left to cover it.

Steven - that's a very speedy marathon . Do be careful with your back.

Molly - 4.2k ouch! that is going to HURT. Or you could get your sister to do a 15mins, then you could roll up in 25 . I've decided I like flat too. Especially with a downhill, and not too cold, nor too hot, and preferably with a tailwind to push me along. Oh, and definitely not in the dark.

Rattler - I did St Albans half a few years ago. Didn't have a very good run - it was hilly (east of St A is flat, west is hilly, but I didn't realise that then), there was a heatwave, the promised ice lollies at the finish had all been eaten and it took over an hour just to get out of the carpark. I must have been such a wimp.

bootsie - any news yet? Glad your young horse is coming on ok.

VR - hope you've still got those false eyelashes for your disco

18/05/2013 at 08:05

Rattler and Sofaboy there is a photo on my marathonfoto page that has all 3 of us in it

18/05/2013 at 08:17

I tried catching up on posts but gave up. Mamafox your commando spicey sausages run post was awesome though

18/05/2013 at 19:31

I went ahead with the timed 5k even though I thought the sensible thing was to rest the knee for a couple of days. Weirdly had no knee pain today. Not sure if this was going at a faster pace, running off road or only doing 5k but was very relieved. Did 21:17 which was ok, just happy no pain.  

Welcome back Khani, hope the chest is getting better.

18/05/2013 at 21:25

Tried a max hr test today. It was LOL. I didn't manage the 800m sprint or the 400m sprint 90 seconds later. I don't know how to manage pace at those distances and I ran too fast and ran out of steam. I went on to do a 7 mile easy pace run but spent the first two miles spitting due to the attempted lol sprint.

19/05/2013 at 13:50

ive been so paranoid about injuring myself again i have hardly run in the past 2 weeks and my OH is on the verge of killing me cause im like a bear with a sore head, not in the best mood. Anyone else get like this if they dont run for a while.

19/05/2013 at 13:57

Iain - yup I decided to go swimming when it was a muscle injury which helped a lot. When I had a cold/chesty cough though i was a nightmare.. more so than usual anyway

I did a 13 mile run today - it felt great for the first 7.. then as i turned around and started running home i got dehydrated and by the end it felt more like 18 /sigh. 

I really need to build that weekly mileage up. Slowly but surely. Todays run was at an EXTREMELY leisurely pace

19/05/2013 at 14:20

glad to see im not the only one..i think im just being over cautious as the last thing i need is another injury. only a week to go then i can relax for a few weeks until it all starts again.. 

19/05/2013 at 21:15

Shades over the next 3 months I plan to run slowly. Very slowly (10:30-11:00 min/mile) so that I can build up to 50mpw and beyond. Can you tell me in your opinion whether there is any major disadvantage in running the way below as opposed to using your plan?:

Mon 0 Tue 4 Wed 4 Thu 6 Fri 0 Sat 16 Sun 10  for a 40 mile week or

Mon 0 Tue 4 Wed 8 Thu 8 Fri 0 Sat 22 Sun 10  for a 52 mile week

i believe the advantage of the above (since I'm not doing any speedwork) is that running lots of miles on sat and sun back to back will prepare me for ultra as I will be running on tired legs and should help me in marathon too right? What do you think? Should I give this a go or stick with the kind of plan you use? If the above seems ok would you change anything?

Edited: 19/05/2013 at 21:26
20/05/2013 at 00:17

Leisurely trot along the river today. Sunny & warm, lots of canal boats and bikers out. Stopped off halfway back at a lock-keepers cottage that doubles up as a 'tea-place'. Sat in the shade for 15 mins and had a very refreshing cream soda float. Heavenly

20/05/2013 at 07:15

Molly - you may surprise yourself on race day with the extra adrenaline.

Khanivore - we missed you, I wondered where you were.   Hard to do a MHR test after having a chesty cold but if you feel you didn't reach your max add on 5 beats and do the test in a month or so.

Re training plan - you don't have a marathon or ultra for quite a while do you?  I would suggest that you focus on building your base and increasing your weekly mileage.   For this (and without a marathon in the next couple of months) I would suggest that you don't do any long runs over 10 miles and spread the remainder of the mileage over the other 4 or 5 days.  This will be the easiest way to up your mileage with the least risk of injury.   Long runs are tiring!

When I want to get my mileage up to it's peak I don't do any long runs but run more often so do doubles on a few days.

mowzer - am still hoping to get ot Florence, will try again re the flights when i get a bit of time.   Glad you're enjoying your race free weekend

Slowkoala - glad the knee seems OK, well done on speedy 5k.

Iain - only 6 days now, race day will soon be here

Had a fabulous weekend in the Lakes, a lot of driving but that wasn't too bad, managed to get home in 5 and a half hours, home at 10pm last night.  Am tired but not too bad.   Didn't do a decent time 5.06 but really enjoyed the race, I love the course and it's very special to me so enjoyed taking in all the sights, weather was perfect.

have raced the last 7 weekends so now looking forward to a race free BH weekend at home, need to catch up on stuff at home to.

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