Nice to see the thread still going. I dispensed with the recovery meocycle and have just been running to feel I guess since London. I'm up to about 40 odd miles a week again, and finally managed a run over 10 miles on Sunday. Did 13 in total at a decent pace - but boy was it hard work!
I've also done a couple of 5k races to get some speed back in the legs, but I'm still not as fast as I was before the marathon. I think those miles really do stick in the legs! Hoping that a nice flat 5k this week might provide the right time
Looking forward I am going to try to use the P and D plan to build for a half marathon later in the year. Although to be honest I am tempted to use the full marathon programme, but just to drop long mileage on the weekend and mid week to a more sensible level. Anyone else following the P and D half plan?
Great report Dave. We must have been sitting next to each other under the trees at 'P' point. We would have been there at much the same time as I was waiting for my fellow runners from 'Porthcawl' club. I bet you are in some of my photos! ha.
AG - I had the exact same thing on Wednesday night. Thankfully for me it was in the house and not whislt out running. I had almost exactly the same symptoms you describe. The worst stomach cramps I have ever experienced followed by diarrohea. I thought it was appendicitis at the time as the pain was almost unbearable. The most worrying thing was the breathing problems as well. I also had numb arms and hands which was even more weird. So its been 2 days now without any foodor running. I'm hoping that its just a nasty bug that will pass but I'm still not right. Hoping its not a long term reaction to having overdone things and not recovering from the marathon properly. Think I'll definately be taking it easy this weekend though on the running front until I feel right again. Let me know what your GP says AG. Hope you are feeling better.