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Black toes and blisters

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 17:58

 Had my doubts along those lines, but they are OK, honest. Need to be a bit more careful that they are done up tight enough, though.

By the way, my normal shoe size is a modest 8, so that makes 9 1/2 for my marathon trainers.  

Black toes and blisters

Posted: 10/04/2014 at 15:44

So half, and then full size bigger maybe isn't enough. Honestly!

For years I have run in a full size bigger. Then I trained for my first marathon (Brighton, just done) and my toes started going black back in Feb. Blood blisters etc. So I tried my normal brand but one and a half sizes bigger. Problem solved.

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 15:46

For an otherwise really well-organised event, why not put the mile markers in roughly the right places? Grrrr.

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 08/04/2014 at 15:29

Yes, the 11 mile mark was way off, about a quarter of a mile too late. I confirmed this at the time with a couple of fellow runners . Annoying

I'm also wondering a bit about the 17 mile marker, my splits were way too variable around then ...

P&D Spring Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 14:56

Never thought of taking a gel before 10m? Trying reading P&D  who clearly advise fuelling right from the start.

I agree with Ramjet.  

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 17:51

Problem is that when pacers start in the pack, you can beat the pacer across the line but miss the target time - if you started ahead of them. This happend to me at reading half last year, missed 90 mins by 17 seconds. Grrr.

Also, anyone know where the bag drop is? I've been looking at the website and can't find it marked anywhere. Do people have views on good meeting points for after the race?

Sub 3h15

Posted: 21/02/2014 at 14:08

I think my shin has recovered. Saw the physio yesterday, who gave me the go-ahead, so 6M easy today with no reaction so far - it's a big relief to be up and running again.

Average (until this week) of my campaign is 40 mpw over 13 weeks. For me, that's quite a lot.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 18/02/2014 at 16:27

My leg is improving fast, but still too sore to think about running today. The slight swelling and redness I had yesterday has gone, so I went for a (very slow, mostly arms) swim today - 1K (can I count that in  my weekly total? ). I'm going to get a physio to check it out in the next day or two, and I'll be banking on them to persuade me not to rush back into the training full throttle and re-injure myself.   

Sub 3h15

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 18:00

Abbers, I'm guessing my sore shin is a result of my first 20 miler wholly on a hard surface, and I've just pushed my leg(s) slightly harder than they can cope with. Hopefully, if I back off a little, I can get over it and move on.

Sub 3h15

Posted: 17/02/2014 at 15:41

Sorry to hear Bramley 10 was a tough day, Jools. Lovely weather and nice course though, wasn't it?

I ended up doing just over 2:36 for the 20, which was roughly what I was aiming for. MP+10% ish for 17 miles, MP for the last 3 only. Really enjoyed the experience, helped by running with my LSR training partner for the first 15 miles, and it felt pretty comfortable right up to the end. Nice fast-ish, long, confidence-booster I thought.

But, weirdly, about 2 hours after the finish my left shin started hurting. It's actually red and slightly swollen today.WTF? All my usual niggles are fine too. So putting my feet up today and will ice it later, and pray to the running gods.

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