Posted: 14/05/2015 at 13:37
I think you are certainly right about the consistent training MsE - week in week out uninterrupted training. Good you have a coach that is wise to the P&D and can help to tweak for you. Re the cramping, now you mention it, I don't recall many females having an issue with cramp? Maybe it's just men of a certain age group?
I like bananas! Crisps and G&T too!
Madbee, I think most people get cramp after finishing a marathon / when stopped. It's the cramp whilst running that is the curious issue.
DrDan, must frustrating with the injury flaring up on the longer run. If the shorter 3-4 miles is better to cope with, stick with that. My physio said once is was better to come back with more regular smaller runs, than to try and leapt back up to higher mileage (although you can't say 7 miles in too long). It might be worth trying a 2 miler one day then 5 the next to see if a slight increase has any effect?
Booktrunk - Good to know entries open end of May. I've done the half about 6 times as I live local and regularly run the half marathon route as part of training, but never run the full.
Going to see Horrible Histories at the theatre tonight and I think I'm more excited than my kids!