Hello all and welcome to the new people! Lots of excitement for 2015 already - I fear Paris may be my nemsis so I'm going to try a few others and look for 2016.
I've been off for a while as got laser eye surgery - such a weird feeling now not having glasses / struggling with contacts! Sadly the surgery was the same day as London ballot and so I complteely forgot about it (I've entered for three years with no luck, so was hoping the odds were in my favour). Thinking of doing it for charity, but as people know I love running, I feel I should also do another challenge so I feel more justified in asking people for money, so I'm thinking London and then an ultra shortly after (maybe around 30-35 miles, so not a huge amount more than marathon training). Anyone done anything similar? I would just try Paris again but I think I need to wait a while before going back after the horrific weekend this year!
Hope everyone is good and looking forward to the Bank Holiday!! I'm STILL injured (not been able to run since mid March and the disaster of Paris 2014), but trying to keep my chin up and not worry too much - much better I'm completely better rather than make it worse.
Catching up on the thread and loving this swimming talk! I'm an ex-competitive swimmer but love to go and do open water races. I'm also a swimming teacher and coach so happy to give any tips to anyone out there. The good thing is its easy to make a very big difference to your technique, and theres loads of good youtube videos that can help.
So good to catcg up with all these posts on my commute! Very good community.
Has anyone ever been to a running coach / had biomechanical analysis (beyond normal gait analysis for shoes)? I'm thinking I may have slightly didgy technique (especially after my mum commented that I 'have always walked a bit funny'.. might explain my consistent injuries so thinking of getting a session with o e (particularly with the running school). Has anyone tried this at all? Also what do people tend to do for injury preventation (especially the more injury prone people). I stretch, foam roller and ensure im not over training, as well as keeping up my swimming...but just wondered if anyone does anything else thats effective?
Thanks all and good luck for everyone for Sunday! I'm currently debating whether to go and watch it in person, or if ill be too bitter and jealous!!
Orapidrun- your exp is just horrible. I hope you recover well and find out what caused it.
stuchbury- I agree with above. Take the three weeks. Properly recover and see how you feel. Dont do it if you feel bad on the day as youll just be more frustrated bit you have the distance and experience and can definitely do it.
yermaj - thats really tough. But what an attitude - youre so right, sometimes its just not your day.
I love this thread already!