Not a masseuse..... but Dean Haspey from Sports Clinical covers massage and remedial massage therapies. Based in Bassingham near Lincoln. I started to go to him when I had a hamstring injury and now go regularly for keeping leg muscles "loose". Cant praise him highly enough. I'm sure he'll get me through my first marathon His mobile is 07773 814488
Well done! Best advice I had (after niggles which turned into injury) is ALWAYS warm up (not stretching, but warming up) for 10 mins before any run (particularly in this cold weather) and ALWAYS stretch afterwards. Stretches are wonderful and I can honestly say doing this has helped me with the soreness, aches and pains. I know it sounds like common sense but I think its something which can get neglected but really does make a difference
Because I'm relatively new to running I just wanted confirmation that maintaining and slowly increasing the long runs wont jeopardise the end result. It didnt make sense (in my head) to go backwards and only do a few long runs in the lead up to the marathon. I thought following the beginners schedule would be great for building stamina etc but I felt I was already ahead of the game with long runs and feel reluctant to drop back I suppose
Ah thanks, that's just the answer I wanted! After having an injury in the past I am very aware of taking it steadily and sensibly. I thought I might "lose" something if I didnt maintain my current long runs
Have my first marathon in May and have a beginner's training schedule which I am going to follow religiously for interval, hills, core training etc. Although I've not been running long in the scheme of things (one and a half years) I have gradually built up my weekly long runs to about 90 mins/2 hours or so. My marathon training plan is suggesting I dont do this time until week 9 or whatever, and I am wondering whether experienced marathon runners would feel it's ok to maintain these long runs (and not fall back to the suggested 45 mins) and add a percentage on each week, but not go over the recommended 3 hours for marathon training.