Didn't do much training last week as knee has been giving me a bit of grief. Probably increasing mileage too quickly and in advance of weight coming down.
However, knee feels a bit better so went out for a sneaky 7-miler this evening (9.11 min/miles - got a long way to go before I can do 9 min/miles for a full 26 miles but getting their slowly).
Feeling reasonably proud of myself. I set out to not have anything to drink (alcohol) in January and almost managed it. Only two pints of lager one weak Friday evening and two glasses of Champagne when Mrs Malted got a new job. But, birthday this week so planning to shelf the t-total plans for an evening.
Broke the 14st 7lbs barrier this week also. Only another 2 stone to go before April 25th.
I recognise some old names on here from the FFF days of yore. I am just back into training after a long lay-off and lots of weight gain (I feel your pain Speedy G). I did a 9 miler this weekend for the first time in about 3 years or so and it felt great. Weight has started to come down (slower than I would like) and fitness has started to increase (slower than I would like).
I'm training for VLM this year. Not going to beat my PB (3:39) but if I can get under 4:00 (pushing it) I'll be over the moon considering the starting point on 1st January was a long way off fit.
Anyway's. Will probably be on here a little bit more over the coming weeks so pleased to meet all of you that I've never spoken to and hello again to those I have.
I agree with all that has been said already. You will feel aches and pains in all sorts of places after a marathon.
There is, however, one other thing that you should do to preserve your knees (and other joints) for a long life of running. Strengthen the muscles around your knees (and other joints). Try to do body weight exercises with a lack of stability at least once and preferably twice a week.
Things to try are single leg squats (if you are doing these in a gym then you can try to use the balance boards to do it - but it will take a while to get good at them), single leg calf dips (stand on the edge of a step without holding onto anything and lower your heel down towards the ground and lift back up again). Also make sure that you are exercising your core (abs and back) as any weakness here means that you will lose your running style as you get tired and that can put extra strain on your joints.
Evening all... I am with Aitch on this one... I am not afraid of cats... just very allergic to them. They are also incredibly evil and have been created by satan himself. Other than that they are great!!!
Anyways, today I had:
B: Poached eggs on toast, glass of skimmed milk
L: Beans on toast
S: Orange, apple, strawberries
D: Chicken sheesh kebab with salad (no garlic sauce)
S: Weight watcher dessert
Exercise: sleeping cause not well
25.5 points, 3.5 points saved (for wine in France)
Screamapillar has invited me along after finding me wandering around the corridors of Health&Injury crying out for support in my weight loss quest.
I've got 2 stone to lose. Injured and so running is out of the question for a while. Started the weight loss on Monday and have signed up to Weight Watchers online (I lost 6 stone with weight watchers about 6 or years ago so it work for me but I've let it slip in the last 18 months and want to nip it in the bud before I end up as big as I was before).
Last 2 days have been very good diet wise - I've not had a blow out yet. One day at a time (Easter is coming).