Hallam Blue

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2013 Marathon Thread

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 15:50

Only run twice in the last week: by calf felt tight during a run last Monday, and by the end was very painful (limping around most of the rest fo the day). Pain had gone by Friday, so I tried a gentle 4 miler over lunchtime, and it went again. I've rested up since then, and the pain has gone again.

Going to the physio tomorrow, as I really don't want this to re-occur: I'm guessing if I rest it up until the weekend I should be able to test it out again, but I'll go with what the physio says.

Any advice out there, people? If I can run without any adverse reactions, should I just scale back the training plan by a week or so? (I'm in week 5 of a 16 week plan for Chester).  Keep the running at an easy pace for a few days before introducing pace work or longer runs? Any particular stretches or other exercises recommended?

"Two stone off" 2013

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 07:02

2 stone in 16 weeks sounds a bit of a stretch - approximately 2 lbs a week. That might be possible for some, but probably only the more overweight amongst us. TBH, that doesn't include you: weight is always more difficult to shift when it is the last bit to shift. I am a great believer in not adopting diets that are radically different from "normal eating patterns: at some point you will need to revert back to a usual diet, and any weight lost is likely to reappear. I would focus on regaining your running fitness after your operation: you are likely to lose some weight, but I wouldn't make that your main focus, or set targets that are so difficult to hit.

UK Backward Run

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 15:43

I've read the Daily Mail article, and tried it out, but I keep on veering wildly to the right. Was there anything printed in the Guardian?


Training whilst injured

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 15:40

Core work?! Get well soon!

Just registered for 10k!!!!

Posted: 09/07/2013 at 11:31


Put you details into Smartcoach here: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/racing/runners-world-smartcoach/3057.html

That will give you a reasonable plan: follow that, and you will be fine. I woulod also keep doing the 5Ks: parkrun is the answer! http://www.parkrun.org.uk

Knee Discomfort and blisters are they connected?

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 02:38

I wonder if the blisters are causing you to alter your gait in turn causing the knee problem? 

Great lines from films

Posted: 06/07/2013 at 02:29

He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy


I demand to have some booze. 

"It's the thought that counts"

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:41

HappyChap - couldn't you have just kept going with the other crank? Show some commitment!

Average pace for 48 min 10k

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 10:03

It is just 48 divided by 10, but the result is the fraction of a minute, not the number of seconds.0.8 minutes = 48 seconds. 

"Two stone off" 2013

Posted: 05/07/2013 at 09:34

A week of focussed running - 4 sessions this week: 1 LSR, 2 speed sessions and one easy recovery run. Now, I must admit I weighed myself after a speed session, and was probably in need of some water but the scales say 8lbs lost in 5 days??!!! Don't begin to believe it myself, but looks like I might have lost something!

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