Been reading all your exploits with great interest whilst nursing myself back to fitness. great stuff from Malcs, Sarah, Clive (defo not for me!!!) Reg (on the bike) and Jen.
Unhappily, I'm still on the bench. Knee has been quite sore and definitely 'Runners Knee'. Been icing and rested for a week. Decided to ride to work today - 17 miles - and home tonight. Knee was uncomfortable all the way. Not looking forward to the ride home. I should be embarking on my training for Abingdon very soon. Looks like being a bad start. I guess I may need to rest again and carry on icing. Not a happy bunny!
I will stay in touch on here and look to you all for inspiration!
Morning all. Been manic with work and family life so little time to post or train for that matter.
Ady - magnificent effort to keep going when cramping up like that. I thoroughly enjoyed the report. I found it amusing that you made a decision there and then never to run another ultra only to be thinking about the next one straight after.
It has made me want to run it more than ever but I fear my age may be against me! We've had some top performances on this thread this year but that has to top the lot. Running for nearly 11 hours - awesome!!!
Sounds like your body is telling you that it needs a rest - a well earned one at that!
Jen - I love your reports!!!
Anyhow, I seem to have a recurrence of the knee problem that I had in the weeks leading up to my marathon. I played hockey last Wednesday and I don't think all the twisting and turning did me any favours. My joints have been sore ever since. Still I managed a steady 4 1/2 miler yesterday at 7:39mm average and after lots of ice last night things seem much better.
Thanks AR. I did wonder if that was the case. We were visiting a Uni for my daughter at the weekend and the rowing club was full of those machines. I shall look to see if I can pick one up on ebay.
Gul - I iced it regularly last night and applied some ibuprofen gel and it seems much better this morning. I shall of course be careful. Don't want to scupper my Abingdon marathon training before it's even started. Nice early miles!
SJ - I'll try to take a good look on there this evening. Hopefully, I'll have a bit of spare time. Thanks for the heads up!
I'm back and, hopefully, will be on here as bit more. Been lurking but not much time to post I'm afraid. Work still stupidly busy and family life time consuming but enough of my whingeing. On to better things:
As ever some inspirational running/biking/swimming going on. Hope I don't miss anyone:
SJ - marvellous effort in the tri. Must be delighted with the time. As you say 12-15 hours per week consistently has to bring just rewards!
Ant - No pain and all that, but it does sound nasty. Hope the fizz has sorted the issue!
Minni - things seem to be looking up. I shall keep my fingers crossed for you.
moof - - I know that feeling. Always tough when we have too much to fit in. Hopefully, more time will free itself up soon.
GM - great team play. Really respect you for that. I hope you took some satisfaction from it but sounds a dreadful fall that your friend suffered. How is she now?
AR - treadmills can certainly be a dangerous place to run without any balance! Out od interest could you recommend a decent indoor rower for a beginner like me. I fancy incorporating some into my cross-training!
Jools/Speedy - very good track stuff ladies!
Blisters - 48 miles is a nice distance. I need to start raising my game.
Gul - no sunshine here. Nice 10 D&D.
As for me, I've hardly done a thing for a couple of weeks. Picked up a sore left knee a few weeks before Halstead but managed to nurse through the taper and didn't trouble me on race day. I ran a few times after the marathon and it was ok but I thought a rest would help so took 10 days off. Was ok until I played hockey last Wednesday and within a few days every joint in my body hurt! Not used to the twisting and turning, I guess. Anyhow, I got out for a 4.5 miler at 7:39mm average this morning but uncomfortable all way. Knee actually gets better when I run and I'm not in any discomfort for the rest of the day.
Does this sound like runners knee - it is sore over the front of the knee-cap? What do those that know better recommend? Bought new shoes today!!!
Have virtually had a two week break. I've had so much on with work and family that I started stressing over getting my runs in. I decided that even the elite's take a break after one marathon before starting the next campaign so decided to take 10 days off without even thinking about running. I really enjoyed eating and drinking a little without a care - although incredibly I am now 10 pounds heavier than pre-marathon!!!
I had my first run on Sunday which started with 3k with Mrs DS2 at 10mm and then 3 miles at 7:30mm - it felt incredibly tough but enjoyable. Then got out for a hard ride of 17 miles on Sunday.
I was running surprisingly well after the marathon but was worried about burn out and at my age I need to be careful. Unlike Sarah Osborne who goes from strength to strength. Amazing stuff!