Shades - Well done on your 14k PB(!) No, I have never tried strapping my foot.. I'm not sure how to do it to be honest. I tried a tubi grip thing once but it got on my nerves and made my shoe feel tight.
I have mixed feelings about May.. a lovely month it is but it is also the month my hay fever starts
Big G - Enjoy Venice! I was an au pair in Italy many years ago and travelled round a fair bit. Definitely something to see. Hope the room arrangement is not posing any problem(!)
SK - LOL at your OH and the tap
Sorry if I've forgotten anyone but I'm a bit pressed for time. I've been up since 3am. The four year old woke me as there was a wolf under his bed and then after that I just couldn't get back to sleep. I read through all the RW hot threads on my phone then gave up at 5am and went for a run. Apart from being petrified that I would come across a badger - big thanks going out to the lovely Mowzer there - I quite enjoyed it.
My foot is still grumbling away but bearable. I managed my ibuprofen fuelled 31k on Sunday without any side effects. My foot still hurt but I'm going on the presumption that it would have been worse without the painkillers. I think that'll have to be my last long run before the marathon which is very worrying. I'll do a 27k next Sunday and will just have to hope that my training base is enough to get me round °gulp°
Just popping in to wish Shades a good race at Exeter and all you parkrunners good races too.
Thanks for the ibruprofen advice the other day Shades, and yes, I am only using them on tomorrows long run to see (a) how my stomach reacts to them and (b) if it actually makes any difference! I hope so. I did a 15k yesterday and it feels a bit like a vice gripping round my ankle - bearable but I'm not sure for how long. We'll see.
Work going on here too - we are having the stonework re-done on the front of the house. Have actually persuaded OH to pay someone to do it. We have had the scaffolding up since October while he means to get on with it but never seems to find the time. I am very pleased we are seeing some progress but OH has a right gob on
Cal - I love early morning running too. On a wildlife note I saw a badger the other morning, I managed to get quite close to him as he had his head down snuffling away at something and he swung round and just stared at me. At that point I realised how little I know about badgers... Do they have teeth (fangs?), are they aggressive? ..carnivores? Anyway, he slowly loped off but not before turning round once more and staring me down - if he could have done that gesture where you put both fingers to your own eyes then turn them round to point at the person in front of me I'm sure he would have
Thank you for the turmeric info. I didn't know that. I'm just looking for something to get me through this race.
KK - Well done on your PB.. sub 20 on the way! Hopefully you'll crack that sub 4 this time round as that sort of 5k time points towards a sub 3:15 mara doesn't it?!
Mowzer - You definitely earned your Halstead medal. Sounds a nightmare.. and on tired legs to boot.
Shades - Is it DD for you this weekend?
Nothing much to report here. Have cut right back to 3 runs a week and am going to try a 30k (with ibuprofen!) this weekend. This will be the last long run I'll try before Carcassonne and I'm hoping my foot will hold out, nothing else will go wrong and I recover enough from it to be able to run next week.
Lily - Well done on finishing when it must have been tempting to stop. You haven't mentioned your Achilles either so that must be good news too
Big G - I know exactly what you mean about standing at the back of a Step class then suddenly finding yourself flailing around at the front. Been there. I'm still going with my Step classes - couldn't co-ordinate a ball as well though.
Jacky - Well done on that PB
Shades - Hope you've recovered from Body Pump!
I managed a 24k run this morning. It was ok, foot still playing up but bearable. I'm thinking of taking a Nurofen at the start of the race if I do it. I've never done that before.. what does everyone think? Would it help and is it dangerous to take whilst running? I don't want to keel over with a heart attack or anything.