Thought I'd have a quick look here and reminisce about last year.
Bluemoon82 - Manchester 2013 was my first marathon and I loved it. In fact I got a GFA and am running London this year but almost wish I was back in Manchester. Was very well organised, loads of lovely crowd support. We paid for parking at Old Trafford and the start was about 5 minute walk away from the car. Loved it and I'm sure you will. Good luck!
Hi, hope someone can help. I'm marathon training and since Friday have had very intermittent very sharp electric shock like pain lasting only seconds in my knee, it happens when my heel hits the ground, usually on an uneven surface. It started Friday but I ran 15 miles on Saturday and had no pain and since then it's been no worse than it was on Friday. If it wasn't for the fact that I'm training I'd ignore it and hope it went away but I'm worried it will get worse. It is very intermittent, I can walk 20 minutes for example and get no pain. Went to the doctors today and she started talking about plantar fasciitis (which I'm sure it's not) and to take Ibuprofen 3 times a day for 2 weeks!! No help whatsoever! Any thoughts please? Do I need to see, well who, chiropractor, physio, or just wait and hope it goes away?
Thanks Fido2Dogs - been reading a bit more and Hal Higdon book says to make sure you do runs at different paces, e.g. long run slow, some runs marathon pace, some tempo etc. So think I'll carry on with the club run on Tuesday but not mad race it every week!
Hmm, definitely a good marathon, or what's the point of doing it I guess! I think I knew really that I needed to change what I was doing. The plan worked perfectly last time so I guess I need to stick to what it says, drop the speedwork and hills and do my club run if it fits in with my plan! Just needed someone to tell me what I knew already...thanks for posting.
I'm training for my 2nd marathon (London) and am following the Hal Higdon Novice 2 plan which tells you to long run at the weekend (that's ok) and then 3 runs during the week. Well I run with my club on Tuesdays which is always a fast, hard run (can't help it!), then again with the club on Thursdays when it's a training evening (hills, speedwork etc) but the run on a Wednesday is becoming a drag, basically I'm just too tired. I forced myself out today, ran 5 miles, well plodded really, and am wondering is it better to skip the Wednesday run (not sure it did anything for me), or to slow down on Tuesdays. I guess it's a matter of quality or quantity? What does everyone think? Oh, and I swim on Mondays but not really very energetically!!