Iain Love

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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 17:04
Mamafox - I have a race this weekend but it's only a 10k. I am going enter a couple of halves in march and then I plan on doing windemere marathon in may. That's the race plans so far but it is subject to change..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/12/2014 at 20:24

Good evening Shadies...

I managed to get out for a light run this evening as my leg has been feeling a lot better over the past few days, I managed to resist the urge to run at pace and kept the pace fairly steady. Touch wood, all seems to be on the mend. Feeling a bit more positive as i was getting really down with the prospect of not running for much longer. I will treat sundays race as a fun run and just enjoy the atmosphere. I'll have both my boys there to support me so that will be good. Just hope the weather is kind.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/12/2014 at 07:49
Shades - the pain/tightness has gone on my right leg but the left is still sore but that happens to be my weaker leg.. At least this has happened at the end of the year when I don't really have any races planned.. I'll get it sorted and then pan things for next year.. Can't believe this year is almost over...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 20:00

Evening folks... 

Begining to get very despondent with my leg issue as I tried to head out today and ended up running around the block and back home. I so scared of doing further damage if I run so I am not. I will go see a sports injury clinic near to where I work and see if I can shed some light on what I could of done... Just hope it's just muscular..

on on a slightly different note...remember that VLM cheat Jason Scotland Williams?  Does anyone know if he was able to replicate his 1:01 half time. I know he was invited to run the Richmond half in September and if he could run sub 70, they would donate 5000 to his charity..but I can't find him on the finishers list...

Jason Scotland Williams

Posted: 11/12/2014 at 19:52

I know it's a while since the last post on here but does anyone know if JSW was able to prove his speed by completing a half in 70 min? he was invited to run the Richmond half but he isn't on the finishers list...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 16:42
Big_G - that is an awesome thing to do. Looked like you had fun doing it. London is always busy so you will have plenty to keep your mind busy.. Enjoy it.

Shades - if anything, using those dryer balls you will have soft skin lol.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 21:56

 Clag - they almost look like the tumble dryer balls we have...the ones you put into your tumble dryer to help soften your clothes..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 09/12/2014 at 07:30
Shades - I have been wearing my compression socks when not running and when I do run I take a little longer stretching my calves. They say that tight calves are a contributing factor so I stretch and foam roll them after a run.. And today they don't feel as stiff so I'll repeat the process over the next few days.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 08/12/2014 at 17:13

afternoon all.. 

Just been reading through the various comments and as much as i know you are all right. I am so very hard on myself and i need to prove that I can do it again...I am pretty sure i can and even go sub 2:50 but it would take a lot of discipline and sticking to the correct plan. 

Clag - I have thought of calling it quits so my final marathon was my sub 3 but i know i can achieve faster times so i wont quit till my body stops me dead in my tracks.

Talking about body, I am still having issues with the muscles down my shins, i was hoping it would of started to feel better by now as i haven't run for almost a week. I know i should take a few week of rest and i do intend to after my 10k on the 21st Dec. Ill probably rest the remainder of the year and then start the new year with marathon training again. I did go for a fastish 4.5 miles today and although the pain wasn't enough to stop me running , i was very aware of the tightness every time i pushed off with my toes. think a christmas gift to myself will be a nice massage..

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 18:05
Slowkoala - although I have run sub 3 I am not classing myself as a sub 3 runner just yet. I want to do another one on a different course before I can be happy to call myself one. Will done on your 5 mile race great time..
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