Hey guys, the Travelodge next to Preston Park is now taking online bookings from 4th April. From midnight tonight (Wednesday) it will be from 5th April. The prices are still REALLY good so get in quick if you want a stress free start to your marathon day. I've just booked a double room for friday, saturday and sunday nights for a total of £79.
The other Travelodge at the seafront will also be taking bookings now and the prices will be similar. For now!
Thanks for the 'heads-up' Green Fairy. I just waited for midnight, because I want to start my stay on the Saturday.
I chose the seafront one, to make it easier for the family at the finish.
I'd have forgotten all about booking it if you hadn't posted. So cheers. 25 quid a night... can't go wrong!
Edit.... forget my previous post about showers. I've got a room close by now!
One of my feet turns out when I run. And I have had a couple of problems with that leg - knee problem sounds at least similar (but maybe not quite so bad as yours) - and a bit of shin splints.
Physio says it is all related... and told me that my foot turns out because of a weakness in my gluteus medius (spelling?) - He gave me an excercise - essentially stand next to a wall, side on, and try to push the wall over with my affected leg... with the outside of my knee. I could feel this working the muscle in the side of my hip... Hold for 10s.... and repeat a few times each day.
I wouldn't say it totally solved my foot-alignment problem, but it made it less pronounced in less than a month, and the knee/shin problems have almost totally disappeared. Now you remind me, I really should get doing those exercises again.