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Running Partners

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 22:16

That's mine , even at a 7 minute mile he still has time to dig whilst waiting for me. Depressing doesn't come close !! 


Running Partners

Posted: 13/07/2014 at 22:14



How long to rest after an ultra

Posted: 30/06/2014 at 06:53

Ok GKD , the reason for asking this question was

a) this was my first ultra

b) after running a marathon in May ( which was by far from my first) I sustained a ? Stress fracture . Every person I saw since whilst injured said " well of course you shouldn't have started running again so soon after the marathon , you should have had x number of days off per mile of running ". I had felt fine at the time and was happy to be running again , no niggles etc but that first run back put me on the injury bench for 5 weeks . 

So this time I thought I would just check that there wasn't some general rule everyone followed before I lept back into it .


How long to rest after an ultra

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 21:45

Oh I see , that explanation as well as being polite also makes sense so thank you . 


How long to rest after an ultra

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 20:26

Dill thanks for your comment , sounds like you do these a lot . Right back to the trails tomorrow it is 

How long to rest after an ultra

Posted: 27/06/2014 at 20:23

Well actually GKD there is science to it just not the rocket kind but thank you for your helpful comment . 

Just fractured my leg.

Posted: 26/06/2014 at 21:23

I tri , I used weight machines on my legs every other day Paying particular attention to my quads as I was told they are the first to loose mass. The machines were none weight bearing so didn't cause any issues the only thing I couldn't use was the leg press. 

How long to rest after an ultra

Posted: 25/06/2014 at 21:31

Nope it was the hadrians wall ultra .  Which Island was the other one around ? 

How long to rest after an ultra

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 22:43

Thanks guys , this is all new territory so all suggestions appreciated . 

Just fractured my leg.

Posted: 24/06/2014 at 21:39

I tri, I've just had five weeks off with a stress fracture . All I could do was upper body weights and water running . I was so sure I was loosing all my fitness but this weekend I stood on the start line of my first ultra and I've never felt better. Minimal fitness lost and legs felt great . 

Its easy to feel despair , (I just drank wine for the first week of injury  )but then I tried to pull myself out of the slump and concentrate on what I could do . I finally managed to concentrate on all that " core work"' I never seemed to have time for before. 

Try to find the silver lining , I promise it's not as bad as it first seems . 

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