I bought a duracell re-charger- I plug it into the Garmin while on the move, once it starts alarming- itmeans you vcan't see the pace onn the screen , cos it says "carging" ,but by then ( about 5 hrs in), I know my pace anyway ..............(dead slow/ stop). The recarger itself is smaller/ lighter than an iphone.
Once you've topped it up ( take ages), you just unclip the charget and carry on, and all your run is recorded as usual, only hassle is the stupid cable, which has to be tucked under arm warmwer to hod it from slapping about.
I got yelled at recently by a cyclist because I didn't stick to the left ( which was under a huge puddle) when going along a shared canal towpath/ cycle route- I think he was being an ar$e.
Normally I go so slowly that the risk of collision is minimal, it's the cyclist silently hurtling along behind you that is the problem, and it seems easier to be over on the left if possible, so they can just whizz by.
On roads, I agree- face the traffic except on blind bends, but oddly, in 2 raod marathons I've done on open roads ( ie not closed for the race), we've been told to stick to the LEFT- wonder why?
+1 for "fixing your feet", also agree about sudo creme, -another tip is changing socks on longer ultras- a massive boost after about 30 miles to clean your feet with some wet wipes, put fresh sudocreme, and clean socks!- Gives a chance to deal early with any hot spots, before they blister.
Just back from a gentle 5 mile recovery run- first run back after last weekend's marathon- , and feeling good- Decided to do a route that has lots of steps, since the Clyde stride is well supplied with these at various points, and I find them a struggle to keep a rhythm on. Legs not bad at all- can't usually run much 1 week after a marathon, but I felt my recovery this time was much better. Might try to pick it up a bit over the next 2 weeks before re- tapering- difficult to know how much recovery the marathon needs, but it doesn't feel like much.
Don't worry- just rest long enough to get them settled, and start again more gradually. Anterior knee pain ( ie just behind/ below the kneecap) is not sinister, and is a very common complaint in a sudden increase in mileage ( classic sufferers are army recruits).
If it doesn't settle quickly- get a sports physio to lok at you- probably more used to running over-use injuries than your GP, who might just tell you to stop running, which is obviousl one solution, but not the best by any means. I was plagued by anterior knee pain in my 20's, and now run marathons/ ultras in my 40's, so no reason to despair!