Many thanks for the replies! I had thought about transfers but, in the past I had transferred a picture onto a cotton shirt and it didn't work out well- probably my fault, but I was also concerned that the trasnfer wouldn't stick/grip well to the material of a wicking running shirt. I'll give timetorun a try.
I was wondering if anyone could recommend where I could buy a decent running (ie wicking) t shirts (not vests) that come personalised. I would like my name and a photo of either of my children on it as I am running the Glasgow half (aiming to beat my pb 1:32) in October for the charity Families Need Fathers. I'd also like the name of the charity on the back. There must be a company that do this somewhere but I've had a look on the web and they all seem american firms or cotton t shirts which are rubbish (in my opinion) for running in. Any help/guidance would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks for any help.
I am looking for advice from more experienced runners than me regarding whether I should pull out of the Edinburgh marathon at the end of May.
I started training about October last year and built my running up from 7 miles till in January i was running 10 mile sessions during the week and 13 miles at the weekend. I then increased my milleage in February so that I was running between 15 and 18 mile runs at the weekend before I twisted my knee playing football. I then had two weeks at the end of Feb/beginning of March where I could only manage one run of 10 miles each week. However, I managed to recover pretty quickly and by the end of March was again running 10 mile sessions during the week and 15 mile runs at the weekend. The first week in April I cycled across Spain, cycling 100 miles a day and then a week after finishing my cycle I ran 20 miles during my long weekend run.
The day after this run I couldn't walk due to pain in my knee. I took one week off running and then tried to build it up slowly 3 miles, 4 miles, 7 miles before managing 10 miles last night. However, when I went to run today my knee was again in pain.
I have until next week before I need to taper down so I feel i have to try and put in as many miles as possible but obviously I am trying to not aggrevate my knee further.
This is my first marathon and I am concerned that I have not put in enough training. I have only managed one 20 mile run on the 12th April and since then I've been carrying this knee injury which has prevented me from training properly. I was hoping to basically run 10 miles a day before resting this Friday and then doing 15 mile runs next Saturday and Sunday, but I'm not sure my knee will alow that.
I'd appreciate any advice from others who have maybe experienced this dilemma of an injury so close to a marathon.