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Glad to hear the physio was positive MC.
Cake, I am feeling surprisingly good. No probs with stairs and have been walking a couple of miles each day. Will attempt short run or bike ride tomorrow and am looking forward to pilates class.
These race packs better be worth the wait! And I hope you get a better goody bag than Abo. A marsbar inside a waitrose plastic carrier was all we got. Lovely t-shirt and medal though.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you, MC
MC whic hotel did you go for? A last minute change of plans left me booking a hotel on Monday, managed to get a room at The Plough.
Hope the RICE works and your ITB is fine, I'm pretty sure mine is niggling but since I'm having a month of after to recover I figure as long as I'm sensible I'll be fine. I can do the distances it's if I try for speed it all goes wrong. Also cycling/turbo made it worse so that can wait until after the marathon.
Although I am Zombie running on Saturday with a group from work, dumb thing to do I know but I'm going to keep my head and take it easy, if that means I get caught in the first 1KM then so be it.
I will very happy when the zombie run is done and I have my race pack.
Ali - we are at the Best Western
I had a little 4 mile run this morning, and it was niggly, but did start feeling worse towards the end. Lots of stretching and icing later. Think I will also get the foam roller out, which will be painful I am sure!
still no pack for me
Ali just popped in to see if chilli is better and spotted your post we are doing the same race saturday. Aim for the head! If you see us shout up always nice to meet people int he real world missus cake will be easier to spot as she is 5ft tall and will be in medical stuff. Sorry got to leg it as doing down south in a minute and got to get my passport and stuff.
just signed up for Dambuster - hope there will be some normal people there!
Wow I get to meet forum-ites, yay hope I don't get star struck.
My work colleagues will have total confirmation of just how completely binkers I really am
MC still no pack for me either.
I got mine too - 1279 number
only, not sure I willbe running - just tried a little run but had to hobble most of the way back - running was very painful, still, a week to go, got the ice on my leg now
Whoops, wore high-ish heels to work yesterday, big mistake, legs and lower back not happy. Will have to go into boots, not a big deal now the cold weather is with us, but no training last night or tonight. I have stretched loads and will do some exercise over the weekend as the pain is easing.
Good swim this morning, did a 400m set timed for Winterswim online challenge and got a 9.41. Suprised at my own speed. This time last year I was at 10.55 and back in 2010 it was 13.28 but that year I only did 2 rounds of the challenge before I broke my arm. Amazed how much regular swimming can do and getting a bit of coaching helps.
Do not forget the clocks go back an hour tonight.
well done steady
that's weird, maybe we are the only 3 that actually signed up for it
anyway, went to the gym and after 20 mins on the treadmill my knee was hurting so I had to stop, so I think I have to be realistic and recognise that I will not be able to run next Sunday.
however, we can't get a refund on the hotel so I will be there and come to the start to see you off. It will be great to meet you although I am gutted I am not going to be able to run. There is just no point in damaging myself even more and having to have a long period of no training.
cycling doesn't seem to hurt, so I can spend my early mornings on the turbo now starting to get ready for the outlaw half at least it is dry and not freezing on the turbo
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