Red - Will be thinking of you tomorrow and so looking forward to hearing all about it. I had to laugh about the Seven Sisters being called the Seven Bitches. And I take note of your advice about JJ's doodle!
Is the flu jab for over 60s or over 65s? When I went to have mine done I was shocked at how unfit people were. Virtually everyone was very overweight and huffing and puffing. A salutary lesson to keep moving.
Good luck with your LSR tomorrow, WtnMel. Although with your new running style it might be more of a gallop. I have sped up so much - but my knees hurt now, even just going up and down stairs
Here I am! My posts have been a bit sparse lately because I have not had much to report. I finally managed to force D to go to a therapist about his achilles tendons and it seems that he had a partial rupture 6 months ago which is why he has become more and more immobile. His feet have stiffened so much that he cannot rise on to tiptoes. Hopefully we might be able to get him on the road to recovery now.
I have snatched times to use the treadmill, and I take Denzel round the field and woods 4 times a day. He is such a joy and loves his games. Actually, JJ - I hope you play with your doodle a lot. It is very therapeutic.
It is great to hear about all your training going so well, everybody. I can't wait to get going properly again. I am very glad I have the treadmill. It's not as good as being outside but it is so accessible.
Hello JH87. Yes, it would be a good thing if it is the gels that cause these issues. I would love some advice on what to have instead. It takes me a long time to complete a marathon - 6 hours - because I am 67 - so definitely need sustenance of an acceptable sort!
I have run 2 marathons, London and Edinburgh, and I was very sick after each one. I felt lightheaded on completion, but was not actually sick until I got back to my hotel room. And I did feel dreadful. I did take gels on my training runs and did not have ill effects, but I am wondering whether the additional 6.2 miles was a step too far! Also it crossed my mind that, apart from the gels, the cause could be exercise induced migraine. I researched it and apparently endurance events can bring it on, and headache does not have to be a symptom. The percentage quoted was 60%, but I can't remember whether that was the percentage where headache was suffered or where it wasn't. Either way, relief came after being sick followed by sleep. Which is what happened in my case. It seems you can medication from the doctor before an endurance event which can prevent the onset of the migraine. The horrible aftermath of the marathons has made me less enthusiastic which is a shame.