Iain - apparently Ryan isn't on the oneinamillion database and I guess they can't add him now!
Nice 8 mile run with my club last night but the last few weeks I've found it a bit tiring if I then opt to run on the Wed morning. So hopefully get a run in tonight and looking forward to trying new shoes (3rd pair of Saucony Guide 8s!)
That's funny to think that there are lurkers in here, we must have very interesting conversations! Come out and post!
Shades - I hope the leg feels better tomorrow. I agree that it's impossible to work out what's going on in the few days post marathon. I could barely move my left leg in the 3 days post London but was running on it on the 4th day. The taping I think is definitely worth trying (as I know you won't go near a sports massage!)
Sounds like a lovely marathon Kenny. Well done for toughing it out. Can't believe you are doing Liverpool this weekend too, you certainly recover well!
Cal - you should move to my house. I have 3 gaming mad children and I'm constantly trying to get them to do something else!
Iain - that's good news about Ryan, but I bet VLM don't change the millionth finisher now!
I'm thinking my experiences may be different as I wear the women's Boston Boosts.
I got a pair (pink) at the beginning of 2015 and then bought a second pair (blue) at the end of the year. The sizing seemed the same although they look quite different. I then ended up buying a few pairs in search of the perfect shoe for the London Marathon. First pair were fly knit fabric which I hadn't realised when ordering so were returned as they didn't feel very breathable. Other two pairs (purple/blue) were ordered so I could try different sizes. I tried out the size I was used to as they felt the same when I wore them inside. But I got a blister from them. This may be just because they were new and the weather was hotter but when I compared them to my 2015 pairs I noticed that the eyelits for thr laces are much closer together and this meant the whole fit was a bit tighter. So I ended up selling them on and wearing one of my 2015 pairs for the marathon. So I'd say order the same size but wear them a bit inside just to be sure!
AWC - that must be a relief. I wonder if there is anything you can do to speed up the recover - plenty of rest, good nutrition and a holiday in the sun maybe. Will they test you again at some point to make sure it's all gone? I guess it's the kind of thing many people may have at some point but only those who really push themselves (like marathon runners) see its effects.
I have 3 kids and work PT and run 5-6 times a week. I actually find it easier now that I run on most days as there's the assumption that I need to squeeze a run it at some point in the day. I run with my club on 2 evenings of the week (one quite late so OH does the childcare and on the other evening I go to track while one kid does football and the older kid looks after youngest. At the weekends I generally do parkrun on a Saturday (take OH and 1-2 kids if they fancy or they stay in bed), then on a Sunday I try and get out quite early while everyone is still in bed. It gets easier as kids get older (teenagers spend a lot of the weekend in bed) and can look after themselves. But I agree with what has been said run while kids are doing activities. I'd also add that it's good for your children to see that sports are important for adults too - I see lots of parents who spend their lives ferrying kids from one activity to the next but not doing any sport themselves.