3 weeks now and still no running...sorry guys I have to pass on Banbury.
Have a good one everybody. when I do re-visit my lycra drawer I will have to train like crazy to get back to the mark.
Only 3 weeks till my marathon qulifier eeeek!
Perhaps it would be wise to book another as a back-up ... any suggestions?
Hi everyone, thought I'd check on how you're all doing...
Gobi: glad your still plugging away - its in your DNA i'm sure.
Wilf: go easy and give yourself the best chance
WoWo: with times like that your doing just fine. dont over strain tho (I've only managed 2 x 20m since Jan 1st!)
Marty & Fido: thx for your encouragement - I am unsure about Banbury now tho Helen and I are both booked in for it.
Feeling a little down as I am off work again with the virus I thought had gone!
After 14 days of no running I did a gentle 6 on saturday and felt great. (Ella went mental as she was actually out for a run too!) but sunday night I really struggled to do 3m! ... and felt worse on Mon with a 5miler turning to a 1hr walk!
So now am in bed trying to stay positive ha ha ha (hysterical!)
No panic yet tho I still need to get a qualifier somewhere... what a game eh?!
As Becca says... we are all on different schedules, but we will keep pressing towards the common goal - to finish!
....no good talking footwear when the body don't want to go aaaargh!
I'm afraid I have to scrub the Essex 20 as I haven't run for 12 days!! The minor virus cold thingy turned out to be a bit of a monster so I have been somewhat frustrated (as well as 'completely done-in')) of late.
Anyway yesterday & today I felt more normal (some may dispute 'normal'!) so may run soon - tho too late for Sunday.
Hope I can get back for Banbury 15...
Zuluboy: Brill running for a 1st mara. Go easy on recovery runs 1st week as knots can develop with tigthness.
on the subject of shoes... I stumbled onto Brooks Ravenna 4 (special offer) and ended up using in last years Comrades. Theyre actually neutral/Slight Stability but actually dont notice much extra stiffness (I'm neutral) They are surprisingly light and have good cushioning at the front which is where I need to land my forefoot. I am now using Rav 5's which are even lighter & better. Also have a fairly roomy toe-box which is important in hot ultras as your feet become more swollen.
I also use the Asics DS (got 2 pairs) but not for over 26 miles as the cushioning is slightly less.
I also fit a cushioned set of arched insoles for extra comfort.
Hey Lars yes I was there NYD. My first Parkrun!.... I understand about facilities tho perhaps slightly differently...
I remember Ella hadn't done one of these before so we set off without a warm up and her toilet stop. All went well as I moved through the field till 3k then YANK!!! Suddenly I was jerked backwards as Ella decided an emergency "squat" was required. I let 4 runners whip past as I lamely excused my dog and shrugged. Then off to the finish except this time with 150m to go TWANG!! Again the lead pulled me back and snapped as Ella decided a quick pee was definitely in order as the grandstand crowd looked on!
That was the last time I have started with Ella without a warm up in the woods beforehand.
Are you local? Let's find some hills eh?