Charlie4


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Disney MArathon 2016

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 23:57

We flew to L.A the next day, toured there and then spent three weeks driving San Fran, Grand Canyon and Vegas. Was fab! 

The Parks were brilliant too. Loved Universals, do both sides. NASA was great. Best to go early to all of them. Great trip all round. 

Disney MArathon 2016

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 14:45

Pop Century has a nice cocktail bar beside the pool for after the marathon! That counts for refuelling, right?? Spent a merry afternoon there!

Disney MArathon 2016

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 23:47

We did some time in a Holiday Inn type hotel first and then moved into Pop Century just for the days of the Expo and Dopey.  To be honest the Holiday Inn type ( think it was actually Best Western, airport Suites, Orlando) was $60 a night and Pop was a heck of a lot more.

We had a car so being without the Disney buses while we were doing holiday sort of things didn't worry us at all. however it was really good to be in a resort hotel for the race days. We just drove to the Parks and so on. Having a car was a huge gain. We went and picked up food at Walmart, ate in non tourist restaurants and so on. 

Pop was on ok hotel, but the room is small and had two double beds. Best Western was a far bigger room with a huge king size bed and a gym with treadmill. We didn't have kids with us and that would change it a lot. Pop did have more kid stuff, pools etc.  Food there was pretty grim, very cafeteria.  Again, we didn't have kids. We just used to drive down the road a bit and get something more grown up! Disney buses run to Downtown Disney too at night.

On race day it was really good being at Pop. They have a constant stream of buses for runners and non runners to and from the race. The shuttle buses run very frequently anyway, wherever you want to go. I didn't do a bus from the airport, we had a hire car. 

Disney hotels give you a wristband that does everything. It's your room key, pay with it at Parks, restaurants, shops etc. was very handy. 

next question?

Disney MArathon 2016

Posted: 18/05/2015 at 15:24

Happy to offer ideas if it's any help.  Awesome fun!!

Stress fracture???

Posted: 12/05/2015 at 11:42

Thank you Sianz, I'm giving it one more Physio and then off to gp to demand an mri.

Stress fracture???

Posted: 11/05/2015 at 09:58

Thanks folks, good to have my own theories confirmed! Much appreciated 

Stress fracture???

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 14:51

So, I've got a sore foot, need some opinions please. 

I tightened my laces in a last minute nerves moment at the start of VMLM and think I rather over did the tightening. At the end of the race my foot was sore/ painful. Left foot, inside edge, just where the last couple of lace holes are on my shoe and further down the side. Quite localised. 

Two weeks later and it's still sore, despite no running and very limited walking. Cant manage any shoes that press on it eg trainers. Sometimes sore at rest. Worsens with standing and activity. 

Physio initially thought a muscle causing referred pain, but symptoms don't quite fit and it worsened after massage / acupuncture session. X-ray showed nothing. 

How much pain does a stress fracture give? I'm far from screaming. Still managing day to day life   Does it need an MRI or should I just continue with Physio? 

Thanks folks! Tim Tams if you got this far!

 

 

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 10/05/2015 at 14:49

So, I've got a sore foot, need some opinions please. 

I tightened my laces in a last minute nerves moment at the start of VMLM and think I rather over did the tightening. At the end of the race my foot was sore/ painful. Left foot, inside edge, just where the last couple of lace holes are on my shoe and further down the side. Quite localised. 

Two weeks later and it's still sore, despite no running and very limited walking. Cant manage any shoes that press on it eg trainers. Sometimes sore at rest. Worsens with standing and activity. 

Physio initially thought a muscle causing referred pain, but symptoms don't quite fit and it worsened after massage / acupuncture session. X-ray showed nothing. 

How much pain does a stress fracture give? I'm far from screaming. Still managing day to day life   Does it need an MRI or should I just continue with Physio? 

Thanks folks! Tim Tams if you got this far!

Help!!!!! London marathon 2015 and 21st

Posted: 07/05/2015 at 10:47

Come on john, we're all waiting to hear how you did!! I'm sure you made yourself and the family proud. Congrats on the half marathon time and the weight loss too

Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 06/05/2015 at 09:09

If you have a Garmin it's really easy to set for walk / run timings. I'm now so programmed to "run at the beep" that I just do as I told slavishly, even when I'm knackered! In fact, now I think of it, Pavlov's dogs have nothing on me!!!

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