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Sub 3

Posted: Today at 12:05

I hope so Selbs and padams. KD Thanks for the tips, I will also try the gel.

Sub 3

Posted: Yesterday at 21:50

As I posted a few weeks ago my plan was for sub 3 at Manchester then London, but after advice here on giving it more thought I decided to give all at Manchester and see what happens. 

sunday before last I did my long run in a 20 mile flat race at Hull, the plan I am following called for 14 at MP, I ran first 10 at MP then a comfortable 5 then races the last 5 with last mile 6:04 all felt very comfortable apart from that last mile - average pace was 6:38 and after that confidence was high for a decent attempt at sub 2:55.

This sunday was last run over 20 before Manchester- 22 miles in strong freezing wind, sleet and rain again all comfortable upto 16 miles the started with left ITB pain, ended up limping last couple of miles. 

Thought the cold may have brought the pain on so tried an easy run yesterday but after a couple ITB was very painful. Today is only the 2nd day this year I have not ran. 

March's mileage is 360 with two 20 mile runs under 3 hour pace- this year I've ran 999 miles and only missed 2 sessions of the PnD 70-85 plan, but now I am not sure how long I will be off for? taper should have started this week. 

With 3 weeks to go to Manchester how much do you think I could miss and still have a decent attempt at sub 3?

I plan on daily foam rolling, hip stretching, glute strengthening and anything else to aid recovery. 

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 12:07

So today is only the 2nd day this year on which I will not be running-did a rolling session and some strength work (plank*3 and 1 leg squat).

This year so far looks like this 999.6 miles ran in 90 days average of 11 miles per day and 1 rolling/strength session av of 0.011 sessions per day- Spot the cause of injury!!

Might even try a stretching session later? that would be another first this year!

All those foam rolling fans-with an injury like ITB how often should you roll it, every few hours, couple of times a day, every other day?? The internet is full of conflicting info. Oh and for how long each time?

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:53

Thanks LFR

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:15
????? Was suppose to be a winking smiley face- why doesn't my phone let me put that in?? Everything is going wrong!!!!!!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:14
thanks Wenty - really good info.

Some people on here have a better memory for what I have said than my wife does- ????

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:22
Andrew the pain is worse on the instep then travels toward my big toe and the other way onto the top of my foot. Never had this before hopefully it will clear soon and just leave me with the ITB !

Millsy that run was a 20 mile race which I ran controlled for 15 miles and raced the last 5 and that resulted in that pace- which yes was sub MP.
I have been following 70-85 18 week

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 15:52
I wasn't sure that it was true ITB issue yesterday, was hoping it was just brought on by been so cold?? That's why I tried today.
Definitely ITB now, but foot is just as painful if not more so- that's a new one.
And yes Andrew only quite confident as I knew I was pretty much on the edge of picking up an injury now not confident at all !!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 15:41
That's like at work Andrew. Do as I say.........????

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 15:09
Marrows bad luck- but at least you know the reason for the pain, you sound very philosophical about it- think I need to take a leaf out of your book!

Glad the hassle of the medical form is sorted 15w.

Tried a easy recovery run this morning but knee / ITB pain started at mile 2 and I had to limp back- feels quite bad now and weirdly I also have a pain on the side/ top of my foot on the same leg??
Just checked march's stats as I won't be even thinking of running tomorrow- 360 miles by far the highest month I have ever done all held up until the last run- so bloody frustrating.

I guess best case scenario is 1 week no running, 1 week trying thing and hopefully easing back into it then 1 week of God knows what before Manchester- but that's best case??
999.6 miles ran this year, I guess I should be able to hold onto the fitness even with 1-2 weeks of easy short runs or even no runs??
Last weekend I did 20 miles at 6:38 pace with not that much effort- was getting fairly confident of a sub 3 - now who knows!!
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