Nick - is Cassiobury your local parkrun? It's one of the ones I do quite a lot (not my nearest but I like it because it's flat!)
Shades - good to hear the legs are recovered. Gloves and thermals?!! June next week
Hi to Lily - enjoy Mull, it's on my list of places I'd love to visit. My parents have been before and the photos were really stunning.
Really enjoyed the track session tonight, just what I needed after a rubbish week at work. We did a pyramid session - 1x100, 1x200, 1x400, 1x800, 2x1200, 1x800, 1x400, 1x200, 1x100. I was late and missed the first 100m and 200m so had to dive in at the first 400m. Felt strong for the 800s and 1200s and OK for the 400s but just cannot sprint for the 100 and 200!
I have the London 10,000m on Monday. Can't decide whether to do parkrun on Saturday. Tempted to as would still be a day to recover before the race.
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.