Iain - that's good news about Ryan being reinstated, it did look like a faulty start on his chip. Good to hear he's got a place next year, perhaps he won't be such a muppet and cover up his number for the first few miles... there's a reason why an running number should be visible at all times.
Cal - I always wear mild compression tights when running, HeatGear in summer, ColdGear in winter, I love my Under Armour kit, favourite brand.
It is much colder this morning, down to 4 degrees in some places I believe. When I got home last night I put my heating on so flat is nice and warm this morning.
KK - great report and all the better for waiting for it. You did well and your recovery seems a lot faster this time which is good considering you have Liverpool next weekend. White Peak is always popular and is referred to as the District Double when doubled with Windermere the following day . Great value entry fee too.
I think I remember you saying about doing the long runs before......
Big G - I guess maybe just your running muscles having not been used for a while, are you now feeling OK, not tired?
We went to Teign Cellars last night for a meal and it was wonderful, huge portions, just right for me post marathon. Can't wait to go there again.
Iain - I hope the compression top works, was just an idea
NickW2 - I didn't know that about the 'less than' sign. This website does have it's funny little quirks. You are very welcome to lurk or post on here
Cal - that's great news about your 10k result and I'm sure you'll at least match that time in your next 10K.
Unfortunately it is definitely an injury that I have, but I don't think it's that serious. The peculiar sensation that I experienced seems to be a small tear. But I can walk without pain and I think possibly run too but as I only have 11 days until my hilly ultra I need to manage as best I can. I've already been on YouTube and found a useful video on how to tape it with that the Kinesio tape that I bought years ago but haven't yet used, so I'll practise that in a couple of days. Resting today, my legs are still a little marathon tired so difficult to assess injury soreness, I will do a little run tomorrow.
Good news from the race organiser at Worcester, she has now put me into the correct age category and tells me that I have now won a prize. I didn't email her for that, I emailed her as I didn't want anyone to think I was older than I am
Iain - that's frustrating, although it may take a few weeks to heal you may be able to run sooner. Would wearing a compression top help?
Big G - well at 52 he should know better but it's a bit worrying. Not sure how you'd get him to slow down, collapsing the first time should have been warning enough.
KK - yes, you would like Worcester, great venue the Sixways Stadium so easy drive as only one mile off the M5. Only about 250 in the marathon, more in the half but we split from them at 11 miles.
Must email the RO as they've put me in the wrong age group, V65 instead of V55
Tell us about White Peak then, I guess you had to rush off before finishing your post.
Saw a friend of mine at Worcester, he'd run White Peak the day before, said the weather wasn't awful. He doubled it with Worcester as he's running Comrades next week.
Back from Yogalates which went well and I only had to ease off the stretches where my leg muscles were tired, think the stretching has helped my soleus. My instructor is an ex runner and she says as there's no heat or swelling it may heal quickly.