Looking to do a Autumn Marathon and thinking about Dublin or Amsterdam, ran Manchester and London and really want a PB for my 3rd Marathon. 1st choice was Dublin but after reading a few reports about hills and more importantly the hills in the 2nd half of the race, especially Heartbreak Hill? its putting me off. Amsterdam marathon sounds flat but some runners talk about narrow/bottlenecks and it being not as exciting as Dublin for support. Any advice from fellow runners who have ran Dublin or Amsterdam and which would be a better bet for a PB
I'm on the red start and hoping for a sub 4, I put down 3.50 as my predicted finishing time. Any ideas which pen I will be In? I was hoping for a blue start with my running club friends. I have heard the blue start is easier to run more freely from start and you get to the 3 mile merge quicker. Any advice from runners who have experienced the red start would be much appreciated.
Thanks for the reply, be great if you can post me some articles.My physio has done some great work and helping me. MIxture of strength work, deep tissue massages and having acupuncture at the minute, which is one thing I wasn't sure about but getting some good results from it. I'm aiming for 2 runs and a cross trainer session (gym, spinning class or body pump I was thinking) Swimming i'm avoiding because I can only do breast stroke and I have been advised that isn't great for the knees. Then up it to 3 runs a week and so on. Think one of my mistakes pre injury was only doing running and no other exercise or strength work. I do run with my knees going in which was causing some of my problems, I;m working on this but going to be hard to change that much.
Happy to be back but only one 2 mile run and legs are sore but its a start.
I haven't been able to run for 6 months due to injury (Knee and calf issues) the last 7 weeks I have been able to cross train in the gym bike and cross trainer. I have also been going strength work for my weaker gluteal muscles. Finally I'm up to running with the help of a great physio and did my first run yesterday, 2 miles at 10 minute mile pace, It felt great to be running again but i'm very nervous about getting injuried again and want some advice or a good training plan so I'm not over doing it too soon. My back ground is I was 8 minute miles and ran a half marathon and marathon last year. Last couple of months before injury running about 20 miles a week. Any advice welcome
Thank you, I was thinking it was nothing to do my my knee. The tingling, burning and aching is painful plus I had a London marathon place. Bit of a shock no running for so long. Would this explain this weekend I only went shopping and a concert but limited my standing. Next day walking was painful with tightness and burning around knee area. Any treatments you can recommend? I can't wait to go running again.