John Jenkins 8

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manchester marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 22:29

Ah WJH, that is aweful. I hope you will be ok and it is mild and can race, that really is terrible news for you, so sorry.


Q&A with #asics262 nutritionist Ruth McKean

Posted: Yesterday at 16:43

Thanks Ruth, that was a great answer and i am glad you covered the carb loading aspect as well as I was struggling with what to do there.

I am now going to read all your responses tonight, as i am sure i will pick up on some other good bits of advice.


manchester marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 16:03

RRR that is hilarious and i expect all very true. Posted to my facebook hehehe.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 15:40


Just got back from my physio, she reckons my hip is all ok, just rest will sort it, probably a delayed reaction to Sundays long run - PHEW. At least the £32 has comforted me, better to act now than it go unresolved.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: Yesterday at 15:37

Just got back from physio (£32 gone).

She said there is no pull and nothing particularly wrong and my hips are moving freely. She thinks that it is a delayed reaction to the run on Sunday, and it is not the muscle but the pad under the muscle which keeps it off the bone. Reckons probably inflamed slightly. Did loads of stretches and no issues, only hurts with pressure on it.

She said i am ok to run tonight if i feel like it. BUT i think you are right resting today now is wise and then go tomorrow, Saturday and Monday for my runs to get back on track. She also recommended anti inflammatory as you suggested.

So in short, nothing major just a little issue that rest will sort. Worth £32 to put my mind at rest.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 13:31

A bit a problem for me today. I went to bed last night all comfortable. Then at 3.00am i woke with a pain in at the top of my thigh slightly out to the side where my muscles etc go into my hip. It felt like cramp/pulled muscle type pain. I stuck my leg out of bed to try to stretch it but to no avail.

Woke up this morning hoping it had eased off and hasnt. It is tender to touch in one distinct post. I can walk fine up stair and around but i can feel it slightly. To touch and press on it then i feel the tenderness.

Managed to get to the physio and booked an appointment for 3.00pm today.

Hopefully it was cramp and is not just bruised, but getting it checked just in case. Wont be running tonight now i dont think.

Will keep you posted after my physio.

Normally i would ignore and let it mend over a few days, but being so close i want it checked out. Glad i got my final LSR in before this. Sure it is nothing major and i am being a cry baby.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: Yesterday at 07:39

Strange incident last night. Went to bed all fine, then woke at three with a pain at the top of my left thigh not at the front or the side but between the two. Very localised.

I am sure it can't be a pulled muscle, I hope, but could be something twisted or a cramp. Still sore this morning.

Concerned about it. Will see how it goes but may need some treatment on it.

Very strange and slight worrying.

This is not an April fool.


Update.....i can walk on it fine, but it is so tender to touch. At present i will not be running tonight, It feels quite swollen to touch. Also feels slightly cold in the area when sat down. Wondering if i got cramp and it is bruised from that.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 15:41

AM, i would do that run with Ron Hill, but i am working. I suggest they are meeting inside the old train station booking hall area (now the new booking hall LMAO), but not sure.

I am not seeing much advertising for the race yet. I know they sent out a leaflet with the Council Tax bills, but as we dont get the messenger or advertiser very often for some reason, i dont know if there is much in there. Hopefully this Ron Run will get a little advertising out there, but cant see it will do much. Really nice of him to run though, it is all in the build up for the runners as well, he appears to be well behind the race having done the ASICS presentations as well.

I agree full trying to catch up 15 mins or even 30 mins would be almost impossible, certainly at my level.

For me running at 5h pacer, i can perhaps (hopefully) speed up (which is doubtfull) and maybe gain 5 to 10 minutes over the second half of the race. I think come race day i am likely to run to 25 miles with the 5h pacer and then try if possible to run ahead and get just under 5 hours. The more i think about it the more sensible for a first marathon it sounds.

manchester marathon 2015

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 14:11

Carterusm, i spoke to them at this presentation thing and they are HOPING to have it active, but at that time they were unsure if it will be operating.

Not heard anything since then. But i do keep checking weekly myself.

I have pretty much decided to go with the 5h pacer now, following advice from Louise and peoples comments on here. Still hoping for 4.45 though, but under 5 i will still be delighted.

Simple Training Forumla, would it work?

Posted: 31/03/2015 at 14:04

back from a swim, calfs feel better hehe.

Yeah lets work on the 5h pacer.

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