Ryan Snell

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Posted: 01/05/2015 at 19:03
Mr B - No need to apologise. It's actually made me doubly determined to get sub 2:40 in Oct. I think it's so much easier to keep to a pace when there's two people involved and both your splits were metronomic.

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Posted: 30/04/2015 at 19:16

Incredible running all round by so many fredders at VLM.

I'll pick out Mr B for a special mention - not to congratulate, but to complain!! I work with your VLM running partner and you helped him smash my marathon time, earning him bragging rights for the foreseeable future

Saw the fizz again early this week and she dry-needled, ultra-sounded and massaged various bits of me, leaving my knee completely pain free. She advised me to go and see an osteopath as she suspect something was going with back/pelvis.

Saw an osteo today and he very quickly diagnosed a twisted pelvis, putting way too much pressure on my left hand side. He clicked and clacked away and felt great afterwards so hopefully it will the end of my troubles.


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Posted: 24/04/2015 at 20:30
Good luck all VLM'ers. Gutted to not be running but looking forward to watching and tracking all Sunday morning

After a period of low mileage with no knee pain, it has sadly returned. Four days of no exercise and then fizz on Tues is the plan.

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Posted: 16/04/2015 at 22:47

KD - Just thought I'd add my voice to the cautionary crowd. I can understand a few at MP to build confidence but 10 seems a lot when you won't see the fitness gains before race day.

Never thought that I would be missing taper madness but I do; feels weird to not be fervently checking the weather and re-reading the race day magazine.

 Am running pain free in small doses which is encouraging. Have entered a little local marathon in October (Dartmoor Vale) that I'm going to tentatively work towards, with Bristol HM in the build up 

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Posted: 05/04/2015 at 15:39
CC2 - 6.25 pain free. Excellent news

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Posted: 30/03/2015 at 16:54
Some impressive and mental (Al_P!) long runs going on here.
Well done Muss and ES for the wins

Thanks for all the encouragement and sympathy.

As suggested by Lev, I've entered the murky world of cross training in an attempt to not go mad and/or turn into a boozy mess. There's a gym at work with cross trainers etc. so today I did 3x10mins at a heart rate somewhere around LT. Whilst I was working a bit, it didn't feel as hard as proper LT running. HR was definitely in the right area - any suggestions as to why this might be? Would I be better off doing it on a bike? I am very much a novice when it comes to this stuff. I'd like to maintain as much aerobic fitness as possible whilst not running.

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Posted: 28/03/2015 at 19:26
TR - A bit too crestfallen to plan (although beer is helping!) properly but there is a small local marathon that my Mum could come and watch in late October. I could potentially win it and I know that would make her very happy.
At the moment I'm just a bit worried that my usually reliable fizz didn't get the problem nailed in one. Going to see her again when she's free and hopefully get back to pain free running ASAP as I feel similar to CC2!

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Posted: 28/03/2015 at 15:46

Like Lev, I decided that four weeks out is decision time and planned 2 knee tests today - one short and sharp and one long and slow. Did three quickish miles this morning and knee felt ok-ish. Went out for a planned 13 at an easy pace and it was quite painful by 3 miles so binned it, along with my London entry. It's been four weeks since first sign of trouble with 2 weeks of no running at all while I was also ill.

It's time to accept the situation, recover properly and move on.

Good luck to everyone at VLM - I shall be watching on the telly and stalking on the t'internet

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Posted: 25/03/2015 at 20:08
Quick update from the bench. Saw physio on Monday and I had mega tight adductor/lateral quad with shedloads of knots and things stuck together. She got rid of all them (some rubbing and some poking with needles) and the legs felt great. Unfortunately she said that as those muscle were effectively 'stuck' down, they were dragging the knee out of place and there was inflammation around the inside of the knee cap and this is what was hurting. It still hurts but she seemed confident it will go away soon. I've run three days in a row (max 8m) with some MP miles and it hurts so plan to have two days off now and eat a load of anti-inflammatories to hopefully settle it all down.

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Posted: 15/03/2015 at 16:08
Dan A - top work

Muss - For me, three weeks post-marathon is too close for good racing. Others recover much quicker!

I'm feeling pretty much 100% today so thought I'd give me troublesome knee a little run out. It's been two week since my last proper run and yet I can still feel that something is wrong, even when walking. The run made it no worse or no better - not painful, just felt a bit tight and 'wrong'. Going to stick to short, easy runs and get off to the fizz next week, provided I don't contract Ebola or something!
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