Definitely get that physio appt booked if you're feeling lopsided Chick!
17 miles done today. Picked a fairly hilly route, about 1500ft of ascent. Averaged 8:47 pace, which is actually the fastest I've done that route by 30 seconds per mile! Felt tired towards the end though.
Really hope I bump into you during London Tiny. Will you be wearing your club vest?
I will! Actually I think I have to in the champs pen. It's the same vest as in my profile pic - black and white vertical stripes. Very similar to the pacers' kit . Give me a shout as you whizz by please
Ah no, of course both legs were still really the same length, but because my left hip was so compacted, the left leg was sitting much higher up than the right one, giving the effect that it was shorter . All straightened out now though and got my pre-marathon massage booked for the wednesday before the marathon, just in case it happens again!
Tiny - going strong - where had you put the other bit of your leg?
Up inside my hip, apparently! Silly leg.
I'd agree with marrows - that's a really good point. Also, if she struggles and goes for 4 hours or more, that's a really long time for you to be on your feet BR, if you're aiming for a mara time of just over 3 hours.
BR - I'll let the more experienced and wiser heads answer your question as I am still a newbie when it comes to marathons. I do know that it's not going to be ideal though! Especially if your girlfriend has a really good run and ends up nearer to 3:30-3:45.
I had a great MLR last night. Did just over 11 miles and it felt sooo good to run with legs of equal length! I had been running so long with a compacted hip that that just felt normal. Averaged 8:14 pace and took on some tasty hills.
Slowed it right down though with a recovery run (in the SNOW??!!) this morning. Just under 4 miles at 10:05 pace.