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Sudden drop in fitness (breathlessness)

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:59

Well that must absolutely explain the breathlessness. 

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Sudden drop in fitness (breathlessness)

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:44

Hold on hold on......it might be a very simple thing: your body recovering from running a marathon! All you might need is a little rest. You have just done 262 miles. No easy feat.  At a really good time. Your body might just be crying out for some R&R.

i'd have a couple of weeks off. Maybe do swimming or aqua jogging if you still want to exercise. And if you are then still out of breath, see the GP. 

Left Shin Pain

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:23

Sounds as though you are doing everything. It sucks not running.  I would try aqua jogging. It's boring as hell, but I really do think it helps. i wouldn't run until pain free and then ease back into it.  

Left Shin Pain

Posted: 22/05/2015 at 19:16

I'm no medic, but wouldn't it hurt always if It was a stress fracture caused when you slipped? If you ran pain free for a couple of months after that?

i do think that if you have been running with pain - you are making it worse. So glad to hear you stopped running the past 3 weeks.

are you doing exercises? Maybe try aqua jogging for a couple of weeks To keep up with fitness? 

Hope you get injury free for July 

Shin splints and running first marathon at the end of the month

Posted: 21/05/2015 at 17:40

Yay! Sensible move.    September is a totally reasonable goal, and you'll be brill. 

Too much too soon?

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 15:57

Slow down!  you aren't following the C25k....you are squeezing four weeks training into 2. Where in the training plan does it say run twice a day????!  As brilliant as you are: you're not Paula Radcliffe. Soz.

you will risk injury and burn out.  

It's easy to get so excited about training that we over do it. 

rest days are important. It's not not doing anything. It is allowing your body to recover. So see it as an 'active' thing as opposed to not active. 

Stick to the training plan.  

I agree to cougie, eating 800 calories is too low. Eat the normal amount.

Do core training. Strengthening Exercises.

by being sensible with training, you'll get to the 5 k in June.


good luck!  

Shin splints and running first marathon at the end of the month

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 15:49

Second Dave.

6 weeks or 8 weeks...not much in it! Either way, running a half marathon is a piece of cake.  A whole marathon is a whole truck full of cake.  You'll get sick. 

But, you're going to do race because you don't want to hear the advice. So: There isn't anything you can do between now and Saturday to make you injury free and ready for race. I would rest, ice the leg. And then have a long painful day on Saturday. Good Luck! 

Shin splints and running first marathon at the end of the month

Posted: 20/05/2015 at 08:22

I wouldn't run if I were you. Sorry, may not be the info you want to hear.

signing up for a marathon 6 weeks prior to the date doesn't allow you any time to train....people start tapering 2-3 weeks before.

ypu may be able to finish and I do say MAY. But you also risk further more serious injury. 26.2 miles is not an easy distance even with training.

i've only done one marathon. I trained for months. I got injured and my longest run was 17 miles. I got round.  I got injured.  It was incredibly tough.

defer the place if you can and train for another marathon later on. 


Posted: 19/05/2015 at 18:52


Help needed in half marathon prep

Posted: 19/05/2015 at 18:19

How did it go? 

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