Shades - the knee support I got is more like a tubigrip then a knee brace. . It's about as tight as a pair of compression socks. It does say on the packaging that it is suitable for a variety of sports with prolonged usage. If it isn't advisable to use on a run then I will only use it for when I'm working.last thing I need is a serious injury. I have felt the difference already so it must be doing some good. (This is where I show my inexperience)
I have searched for those cheaters on the results pages for the marathon and they are still there. Hope they get banned from all further races. .. They obviously jumped the barrier just after halfway and headed towards the finish or were able to run 5k in 48sec... My hero's. ..not
Khani - I read that link you posted. Why would someone want to go through all the hassle of signing up to do the marathon and then cheat...what a waste as there are many people who would relish in the chance to run it again...
well I went out for a run this evening and it went fairly well. I bought a sports knee guard and I think it made a difference. I was able to maintain a steady pace of around 7:45 min/mile and I felt relatively comfortable. Enjoyed it so feeling a little more positive about my marathon...
afternoon all...Well done to all you VLM runners. sounds like it was yet another amazing race..
I was watching the elite runners come home and i was getting so annoyed at the bbc commentator when Mo was about to enter the mall! He said that Mo hadn't dominated the race like he does for the track stuff and that he should stick to that and let the marathon runners run the marathons. no I might not be a sports commentator or an expert but if you run 2:08 in your first marathon attempt then i would say you are damn good at it..grrr
Well I didn't run last week to allow my legs to recover and hopefully feel more like they should. I ventured out this evening for a slow 4 miles and they felt good which was a relief to me but the nagging pain in my knee is still there which is cause for concern. It's a weird kind of pain as it isn't the knee joint that hurts, it's more like the top of my tibia just below and to the inside of my left knee. so frustrating but will have to find out what is causing it and cure it or i might be forced to withdraw from edinburgh...Shoe shopping this weekend....
Looked at the results and the fastest guy in our club came in in 2:16:46.. OMG
Morning all. Just seen the weather report for Sunday and it looks like it's going to be a fantastic day. I will be standing somewhere near the start to watch the beginning of a great day. Good luck to you all and I look forward to hearing all about your efforts. .
Going to head out for a very gentle run and then go do some shoe shopping. . Plus my mum and dad are coming to visit us today. Woohoo.
Shades - I was thinking it was a repeat of last year. .I have been trying to slow my longer runs down as much as I can, maybe not enough. I have also been thinking about more cushioned shoes. Still got enough time to break a new pair in. I will take advice and just do loads of slower runs. Problem is, what constitutes a slow run. I did Sundays run at 7:30/mile and that felt slow but obviously not slow enough. . It's all such a head game and in definitely losing. .PMA. I will do it.
Have a good day folks.