Thanks for the talks on cramps, I'm glad it's not just me that suffers. And yes, I've managed to pull muscles from cramp too. Compression might be a more serious solution too, going to look into it. In the mean time I'll get back on the Wellman....
Is it too early for G&T?
8 miles Steady in the plan for today, not sure when but I'll fit it in sometime around lunchtime.
Fingers: muscle cramps yes. I now take magnesium, calcium and vitamin E which is supposed to allow the body to absorb the other 2. Probably a classic case of internet doctor falsehood but works for me so may be the placebo effect.
Dr Google sometimes does come up trumps, I'll give it a go and see.
FINgers, I get cramp in my toes and it makes my two boys go into fits of laughter when I roll on the ground in agony! When did you last have a massage? It good be you need to have a good session.
A number of nights recently I've woken up my wife as I leap out of bed trying to stretch out odd muscles in my legs - the worst are when my hip flexors go, trying to get them to relax/stretch with only the power of my very weak abs to rotate my pelvis is a nightmare and requires all sorts of contortionism! I'm pretty sure the amount of amusement/annoyance my wife feels when it happens is directly related to the time on the clock!
What frustrates me the most is people who don't suffer cramps don't understand the pain.... I mention pain at home too and am reminded we have 2 children............
Oooh, the bench is getting busy - take care people and get well/fit too.
Rubbish week last week generally with running suffering, one half of our pair of 7month old cats decided to venture too far from home and she unfortunately got clipped by a car and didn;t make it home. You half expect these things with cats I suppose but it's still tough when it happens, especially with our young kids who find it hard to understand. It's brought a few conversations forward in our house about life and death and the like.
Anyway, normal service has resumed with my running this week and stepping up the commitment to it too - need to make this build up count.
GE - the thermometer said -4 in the car this morning at 5am when I left for work. Brrr.
PMJ - tried the predictor.. all I can say is I hope it's wrong! If it's right I'm way off target at the moment. To be honest, I'm not convinced, to achieve my PB there is no way I was running at an average pace as fast as it is claiming - I think a bigger sample of runners is needed.
Good to see the Jantastic scores still coming in at 100% for the CC Team, and I've been quietly chuckling to myself this morning reading the posts on here and actually trying to pair up names to names.... simple things etc...
Question of the day - does anyone else on here suffer from muscle cramps at night? I sometimes get pretty awful ones in my legs and feet. I have tried a number of times to relate their occurrence something like my training load, or diet or general rest etc. but can't seem to find any pattern.
Oh, meant to say, Lorenzo - Abingdon is on my "wish list" too but have for various reasons a number of DNS against it as a race.
So maybe 2015 might be the year, and a resurrection of our VLM train, this time maybe I might be able to stay with you for the full distance, but judging by your recent times, I'll be long off the back wen you finish!