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Marathon training on a treadmill

Posted: 16/03/2015 at 22:19

Why can't you run outside?  

Injured :-(

Posted: 26/02/2015 at 21:48

What fido said. Don't touch the bottom, you need to be in the deep end. It takes a bit of practice. Try doing different strides. Keep up right. there are some videos on you tube that help with technique.

What is your oldest item of clothing you still wear?

Posted: 18/02/2015 at 21:36

You are all a bunch of hoarders.  *


*felt the need for a smiley face to make it clear I'm not verbally attacking anyone And this is a very VERYhumorous   joke. 

Using a physio for shin splints

Posted: 17/02/2015 at 19:49

You're injured and still running? Quack or no quack....anyone will tell you NOT TO RUN!

if you're paying for a pyhsio, you get to choose who you want to see. Don't want homeopathy...don't go to one.

i went to a sports injury pyhsio. he did stretching movements and gave me exercises and did massages. He also did dry needling and acupuncture....not sure if that is part of your quack definition or not...but he asked me if I wanted it, he had the skills, I said why not.  

My advice would be: stop running. Rest. Strengthen. Stretch. Aqua jog. Don't run again until no pain. As you say, you trained too much too quickly when you came back, so start back slower. 


Posted: 14/02/2015 at 17:01
FerrousFerret wrote (see)

Get yourself one of these:


and start aqua jogging.  Non-weight bearing so you can at least preserve your cardio-vascular fitness 

I could not second this advice highly enough. I got injured (shin splints) in my marathon training. went to a 'marathon training school' thing and saw a pyshio from the GB team...she told me to do aqua jogging. It's the next best thing to running on land. You look an absolute arse in the swimming pool. Complete arse. BUT it got me to the start and finish line of the marathon. I did my long runs, tempo runs, everything in the pool (until I could run on land again). I did up to two hour sessions aqua running. Do it! 

How Hard Would this Be?

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 16:54

Jelly bean - sounds a tough day...but you did it. I think many many others may not have done.

i, for one, am mightily impressed. 

(But then I am also impressed by booking.com's new adverts, so that may temper things slightly). 

The WORLD's BEST strengthening exercises

Posted: 14/02/2015 at 16:40

Pull ups?  I'm never going to be able to do them.....

The WORLD's BEST strengthening exercises

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 19:16

Literatin - you did. Thank you! 

Is it ok to carry on the training?

Posted: 12/02/2015 at 19:00

Thanks guys!  I *think* I may have been a drama queen. It was only sore on Monday. I've not run. Iced. done strenft henna exercises for glute/it and/ankle/everything possible, which I'll carry on.....sooooooooo.....thinking I might try a little light run tomorrow and cross fingers.

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The WORLD's BEST strengthening exercises

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Is it ok to carry on the training?

I should know better...but..... 
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Hackney half marathon

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Delete that cheating thread!

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Anyone done this before? 
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Do you combine holidays with races?

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Garmin FR310

Please forgive another garmin question.... 
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The London Marathon should have special places available for Londoners

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St Albans half marathon

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Don't you hate it when you're on your way to a race when.....

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Anyone doing the Shakespeare Raceways half marathon ?

17th November 
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Paula Radcliffe has pulled out....:(

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To celebrate being injury free!

...and trying to hold back on the training... 
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How many of us will run through a street party today?

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