Seasons greetings to each & everyone of you, hope everyone is running well at the moment & injuries are down to the bare minimum / on the mend
Havent really been on here since I got injured in June ( Achilles / Calf strain ), but I'd like to put this one out there; Has anyone ran Brighton Marathon since they have been doing it in the last few years ?
How do you think it compares speed wise to London ?
Has the wind been an issue down there in the last few years ?
I ran 2:40:00 at London this year & like to think that on my best day in the Marathon I would be capable of a 2:34:59 or at least something in that ballpark, I don't think I would run that at Brighton or anywhere else in the foreseeable future but like to think as a reasonably educated guess that I have that sort of performance in me.
3 years in a row at London & I've had three good, positive experiences & consecutive PB's, but sometimes its good to do something different.
Yeah, that's exactly what I thought Dan. No way I'll have 6 weeks off, more like 4 weeks from the date of the injury.
I'll get back in to swimming which I used to be in to years ago & have a look at doing some Pilates / Yoga type stuff properly instead of my usual Core "Effort" consisting of a few press ups / sit ups & not much else.
I hope I can be disciplined enough to keep the weight off, people ( myself included ) take running for granted & don't realise what an important & vital part of their lives it is until they get injured & no one has a divine right to not get injured.
Nodules on the upper part of the achilles near the calf which is the best part of the achilles to injure apparently, Left Calf badly inflamed / agitated as a result.
I had aggressive deep tissue massage on the calf which was very painful, acupuncture on the left calf & achilles as well, never had acupuncture before, but have to say I quite liked it, my lower left leg has blow up again, but feels like some of the tension is starting to dissipate, I think the girl did a good job.