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Overdone it?

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 12:52

'Typical  international distance type bodies'.  Bahahahahaha.  That'll be a no then.

 Skinny, I'm guessing it's something to do with water retention for repair of muscles.  I always end up a bit 'swollen' after a really long or hard run  It's weird and hard to describe and probably very dodgy science

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 12:05
Whatever Ramjet you dirty hansoner! 13.5 miles done this morning - no strides though.

Muddy you will be fine. you're on the champs start, right?

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 11:47
Tom, not exactly but the first one I trained seriously for and wasn't just aiming to pootle round I did. I think if you have put the long runs in during training you can run a very decent debut.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 09/02/2016 at 07:04

I know I am a bit of an anomaly, but apart from the two marathons where I wasn't trying, I have always had a slight negative split, so not just the elites!  I agree with Lit that there isn't really much to consider about London, apart really from the crowds of people.  I did find I was speeding up/slowing down a LOT on a sort of micro level to avoid running into people.   It wasn't enough to disrupt the pace really, but it did make me have to concentrate and was very tiring.

Well done Tom on the MLR, that's what I'm doing this morning too.  Off to meet a friend to recce a route for the 401 challenge - our club's helping organise a couple of the ones in our area.  

Interesting how many people started fairly late and seem to have quite a bit of natural talent!  

I need to do some juggling around this week to allow for Snake Lane 10 miler on Sunday, which I am planning on doing with enthusiasm but not necessarily full beans - does the following sound sensible?

Tues - 14 mile MLR, Wed recovery double - 6am, 4pm, Thurs rec 6, Fri LR 20 (an easier one that last week), Sat rest or possibly v short recovery to get a bit closer to proper mileage, Sunday 10 mile race (ie about 12 with 10 @ LT!! Sounds hideous when I think about it like that!) Will bring me up 3-4 miles short for the week but ok on the 10% rule!

Overdone it?

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 14:26

I was v impressed with Vale of York, it's the week before Great North Run so not too busy, and it was flat, fast and well organised.  Definitely a good one.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 14:23

Mr Mad is a DIY freak.  I can't stop him doing it.  Everything must be fixed NOW.  Anyone want him?  

Things you want to say but can't

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 07:07

Haha, thanks for the giggle everyone.  VDOT, I assure you, it is not at all intriguing and actually rather dull, but the following exchange did make me laugh.  

Talkback: Raynaud's Syndrome in runners

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 07:03

I really struggle with this and often lose circulation in the whole of my fingers.  I actually find gloves don't help much, it is almost always not when I'm running but when I stop (or before I start, waiting for a race, for example) - and gloves just don't help unless I'm moving around vigorously.  The other day I ran and then had to wander around shopping - I had no feeling in my fingers for about an hour and a half.  Does anyone know if this can actually cause problems?  It feels a little peculiar, but doesn't hurt or anything.  I'm wondering if I ought to mention it to my GP.

Return to training following injury

Posted: 08/02/2016 at 06:58

Sounds like you basically know what you're doing.  You'll get it back quicker than you got it in the first place, I'm sure.  I would think about having the odd cutback week if you're jumping straight back into the mileage - I would have advised starting with less, but too late for that  now So maybe just do a 25 mile week after every 2-3 weeks building up.

Overdone it?

Posted: 07/02/2016 at 20:44
Haha, DT I totally did that with a badger all summer. It did eventually degrade and smelled horrendous for a while. Mr Mad and I exchanged dead badger updates every time we did long runs.

Good long running and weekly mileage, Tommy, McF and Muddy!
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