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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 10:04
Cmon Emmy.... bubble wrap, remember??!! Seriously, take care!
KK looks like your SD is going to do it- what an achievement, hope she gets huge pat on back for it!
Shades it's lovely and warm here too - hilly half sounded brutal!

Will rest this week and maybe little run before I see phys again on sat.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 11:14

Wow Emmy that's amazing running! Not long now, soooo excited for you!

The groin ache has come back, just in walking, so think I spoke too soon. However, as I'd forgotten the ibuprofen, am hoping it'll settle down again now I'm dosed up,but the adductor is really sore to touch. So, Shades, need bit of advice as not sure what to do. Have missed the 14m long, and due to do 8m this coming weekend - thought I'd just run every other day to feel this week, trying out odd quick mile in amongst, and maybe try easy 8/10m at wkend? Thanks.

MF have you got the dog back yet???

Garmin Connect

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 20:06

My 620 has stopped uploading wirelessly despite resetting it- just accepted need to always connect via cable. Apart from that it's fine, but think could easily have stayed with 210.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 29/03/2015 at 11:10

Hi everyone

((Big G)) thinking of you.....that meeting sounded so tough, hope you've got some good friends around for support.

Shades/Emmy, hope you don't get blown away away today, it's wild out there!

Iain, great that you're out running again, it must be quite a challenge for you to run slow!

Keith hope you're feeling better

SK agree with mf....take care!

I've been struggling with groin ache all this week, so haven't run, in fact Thurs could barely walk as pain radiated right across the front - made the eyes water a bit

 It has eased, and have been doing little walks. Managed to get to see a physio yesterday and she reckons its tight adductors at top end, so actually feel relieved that it's not more serious, as my head was conjuring up all sorts of scenarios - was thinking GP (female!) visit might be needed. However, it's exercises, ice, ibuprofen, roller, etc, so that's much better. Went for little 'jogette' this morning, and apart from the 'running through treacle' feeling, managed 3m without any aches at all.


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 20:50

KK Exciting to get a new car - guess you'll be keeping it clean and shiny then?

Welcome home Big G, sorry to hear your running is not going to plan....maybe some strength work for the back might help? I'm finding weekly Pilates class really helpful at the moment. Having said that, seem to have picked up a niggle just inside arch of foot after slow recovery run on Sunday. Will rest/ ice it for couple of days and hope it goes away!

Feeling self concious as i restart running

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 20:38

I do agree with Puffsta, but if it helps, when I started back running overweight and feeling embarrassed, I used to drive to an area where I didn't know anyone and then run! or I'd go out on a dark evening! Sounds crazy now, but it helped me at the time. Maybe  buy a loose tshirt to wear over your clingy gear? if you can feel at ease with yourself, chances are you'll keep running and the weight will soon drop.

Well done for getting motivated, good luck!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/03/2015 at 19:11

Hi everyone

Emmy well done on the quad - fantastic to be able to do 4 in a row, the thought of just 1 is such a huge event to me, thats fantastic running. Not long to go now, so keep healthy! 

Mowzer-def an addiction!! Hope you get something special for reaching 250??!!

I met up with Shades today, which was really lovely....thank you for your support and encouragement Shades- it was much appreciated!  Was really pleased how it went, as  pacing went to plan, despite being near back for first 12m and worrying I was last - but then started to catch up and overtake folk, so felt was a great confidence booster. Finished in 3:33 and was 1st FV60......BUT....was only one in my age group



Q&A with #asics262 nutritionist Ruth McKean

Posted: 20/03/2015 at 13:02

Hi Ruth, doing Paris, hoping for 4:30 - not long now!

Have been practising carb load and gels.....

1. Finding it hard to get upto a decent carb total 1 day before (aiming for 400/450g) - is it ok to get to say 250/300g on each of 2 days before?

2. Can take on gels (Torq, Sis) - but can't find caffeine one for last hour that doesnt make stomach do somersaults - do I keep researching or do some stomachs never get on with caffeine?

Many thanks

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/03/2015 at 08:40

Big g glad you're ok but still huge shock to be so close to it all - take care.

Shades I'll be in blue Dursley club vest - I'm the short dumpy one! I'll prob be there about 45 mins before. As it's the last long before taper sets in, I don't want to race it, but thought a progressive on the lines of 12m/+60 secs, 4m/+30 secs, 4m/mp....what'd you think? dont want to get to Paris still tired!

Elastic laces sound interesting, I miss out some of the 'cross overs' on top of foot and do ladder style - I find it helps ease the pressure a bit and stops bruising I was getting.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/03/2015 at 18:17
Mowzer - what a great double and as others have said you manage to have a good old natter and still do fab times! Well done- hope you're managing a bit of r 'n r!

KK loved reading your race report - you did well to cobble some breakfast together at 5:30am - think I'd be having a right old panic. It sounds as if you really enjoyed it- great controlled pacing and a fantastic result, you make it sound so easy, well done!
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