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Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 27/09/2014 at 17:16

A mere 5K for me today at Park Run again. Nailed my PB for the year but missed my Park Run all time (2 years?) PB by 7 seconds. May be next week, if not I hope to nail it within 6 weeks as after that I'll be 50 (so nice to nail it first).

Love Park Run but wish they did a range of longer distances so I could keep going once I kick off the marathon training again. I know I could do the 5K and then carry on but I like to push my pace with others around me doing the same... not really the idea for longer marathon training runs.

Brighton Marathon 2015

Posted: 20/09/2014 at 17:20

I don't think there's any chance I can stick to a 6 day/week run plan this year that I attempted last year for Brighton. So I plan to pootle around running as I please until about the 16 week mark and then do a "plan". If that's not the way to go, let me know.

Tiny records (for me), 2 in the last 3 days: 1 mile sustained pace on Thursday (as part of a 5 miler so the last half was not so special, wheeze wheeze) and a record 5K today. But these are just for this year so far and as I've done nearly sod all it was not hard to acheive these things. Getting my running clogs back on after strangely losing the running mojo for a while was a record only a few weeks ago. I feel my running mojo has returned. I'm back!

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 23/01/2014 at 11:11

I may be having to defer my place too

After a mere 30 minute run my dodgy knee was playing up again today. Possibly not helped trying some new shoes that are the furthest away from minimalist I've tried for years. ITB seems more likely. If getting over that burns another week or so before I can get back on schedule it will be nearly 3 weeks lost in total recently. I will see how it goes.

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 20/01/2014 at 11:05

The plan said 55 mins of basic intervals but I only managed 12 mins before I bailed. I felt ill with coldy like things going on, I had the residual toe/foot aches from yesterday and, having returned to my old shoes, seemed to be starting to pick up knee grief again today too.

Don't think I've had so many aches going on in a run before so I hope the partial rest will do the trick. I can use the time to shoe shop.

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 19/01/2014 at 14:51

90 minutes said the plan. Lovely warm sunny day here in Brighton. It got me quite hot even though I was mostly trying to take it easy.

Knees behaveds so I'm happy about that.

I've been trying out some shoes (because they are super low weight which I thought would be good) with a 2mm toe drop for the last 3 runs & now I have a very achy big toe joint. I think I better go back to the zero drop ones while I work out what shoes to replace them with.

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 17/01/2014 at 12:19

60 minutes "jog" said the plan so I did that. No knee pain while running.

About 10 minutes after getting home I went up some steps & could feel a slight dull ache in the "tibialis anterior" but this time not the tendon but in the muscle. It's a few hours later now & I can't feel any aches (phew, fingers crossed). I mostly think I'm getting over the knee thing but everytime a hint of ache pops up it makes me nervous !

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 15:57

Hi Franz, I'll be 50 this year (nooooo!) but have done a lot less running that you I think. I normally keep it mostly flat at the moment as in the past I found hills kicked off knee trouble (I thought). Other than getting to/from bits of Brighton from up on top of the hill where I live I've mostly been picking off parts of the marathon route which is quite flat.

I guess that the going uphill part of doing hills means more work for less miles but the downhill might be the other way around & make for worse problems. I find that I can pick up crazy paces (for me) downhill & it's frequently at these times when injuries get you... but I guess I can try to wear a sensible hat and keep it slow downhill.

I have 60 minutes tomorrow and 90 on Sunday. If those lead to the same trouble (on the flatter routes) then I will try out your idea of more hills for less time. It's a good suggestion.

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 16/01/2014 at 11:16

The Plan said 30 minutes and I did what the plan said for the first time in 12 days (except 1 rest day!). I (deliberately) ran slower than yesterday and the knee pain was there during the run but less than yesterday. Strangely it seems that the knee pain today shifted around more to the outside again, back to as if it's an ITB issue.

After my run & breakfast I did some exercises meant to help ITB issues and I either felt nothing or it made things worse than the running. It's not bad now, just a very mild dull ache now & I expect it will be gone in an hour. Confusing.

I wonder if the change of pace & what it (seemed to) affect says anything. Ave pace today 9:33m/m and ache site indicates ITB. Ave pace yesterday 8:44m/m and site is next muscle/tendon around towards the front ("tibialis anterior").

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 13:48
Tillstar wrote (see)

Thanks guys, it seems okay when I run just quite painful when I am walking. Maybe I should just run everywhere lol. Kind of tempted to just keep training and hope it sorts itself out, Id rather not miss out on the training plan as started it late so I don't have any time to spare really.

I sometimes have knee pain if I walk & there's a small hill or two. This was an issue when running but I found that increasing my cadence (now average 200 spm) really helped (for running only, to the point where that specific pain does not happen now - with the rapid footsteps). Can't really work it into my walking tho', I think it would be mincing!

Brighton Marathon 2014

Posted: 15/01/2014 at 11:42

Yesterday I started doing some exercises to try & help with my knee problem (which I thought was either runners knee or an ITB issue). I started doing leg raises and within 1 set my knee was off again. I decided to blow out yesterday.

No knee pain this morning. Decided to ignore any knee treatment. Got 25 mins in. V mild knee pain towards the end. More knee pain 5 mins after stopping. Knee pain gone about an hour after.

While I had more knee pain I tried again to work out where it was. I think my ID of the pain site was out before. It's more the lower/outer/front which on a diagram looks like the top of the "tibialis anterior" muscle here:


So far it looks like one stretch I can do is to put the bad leg behind with the foot on the side pointing in. Then gently lower on my good leg to stretch the offending muscle.

Wish I knew how to help other peeps with these things as I know it's a 'mare. I'll let you know if my plan works for my issue.

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