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Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Today at 16:42

Ginger - I have 2 pairs of adizeros - really love them. I have used them in races up to 10 miles and may even use them for my HM next month. Wouldn't use for anything longer though as I think I need more support when my legs tire.

Effillo - you could try a shoe with only mild support, like the Saucony Guides. Not lightweight but not heavy either. If you don't need much support you may be OK alternating a support shoe with a neutral one.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 14:08

Really want some Chanel bath foam now but it's not my bday until Sept.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 14:04

I've managed to lose my foam roller! It's somewhere in the house but just can't find it anywhere.

10 miles today with 5 at LT pace. Did 2 miles warm up, then 5 with splits of 6:56, 7:03, 7:15, 7:04, 7:04 and then 3 miles cool down. Pleased to have it over and done with as I really dread these sessions. I was thinking of swapping the session around this morning but then read Shade's post re the hill session and how you felt better afterwards.

Jugula, I had ITB problems last year. With me the pain came on after about a mile of running. I think for me the strengthening exercises that I looked up online did more good than the foam roller but I know lots of people find rolling helpful.

How's the calf, Kenny? Still got 3 days of Jan left.

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: Today at 11:15

Well done Superman and Sam for the bike and swim training. You'll both be able to do an Iron Man at the end of the year! Seriously impressed with how you are keeping up the cross training, Soups, I'm sure you'll reap the benefits when your leg gets better.

P&D LT session for me today - 10 miles with 5 at HM/10 mile pace. I hate these sessions with a passion but relieved to have managed splits of 6:56, 7:03, 7:15, 7:04, 7:04 in the 'fast' bit. 

Bought a 4 pack of flakes yesterday (to celebrate a success at work) that I intended to share with my 3 kids. Little one had one but older 2 were fighting all evening so I've had 3 myself as I'm more deserving! Not great in the bath though as you get chocolate crumbs in the water!

P&D Spring Marathon Thread 2015

Posted: Today at 11:06

Go out in the wind and rain Westy! Keep the treadmill for the snow/ice.

So glad to have got a another LT session done, I was really dreading it. 2 miles warm up then 5 at 6:56, 7:03, 7:15, 7:04, 7:04 and then 3 miles warm down. I always find the 3rd tempo mile the hardest to get through as I can't believe that I'll survive 3 more miles. I was running laps in a park and kept changing direction but it always seemed as if the wind was against me 

I've been running 3 and a half years but was a late starter as didn't take up running until I was almost 40. I've only run one HM and one marathon but my conversion seems a lot worse than most on this thread (1:35/3:29 so 2x +19).

Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 21:55

Ah Superman, really sorry to hear the leg feels worse today. Good idea I reckon to check with the team re your training plans. You must be desperate to get that scan result. Must feel a bit like you are in limbo until then. At least when you know what you're dealing with it will be clearer re recovering.

Interesting what you say re gait analysis and shoes. Most times I've had my gait tested they say I'm neutral. But each time I've run long distances over a period of months in neutral shoes I end up getting injured (knee injuries twice and ITB problems). I wear shoes with mild support now although do have lighter weight, neutral shoes for race distances up to HM.

PS I heard somewhere that honeycomb ice cream is a great remedy for all injuries, especially calf ones.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/01/2015 at 21:40

Sorry to hear that Iain, must be so frustrating. Can you now get a note from the physio so you don't have to wear the work shoes? At least you know what's causing it, just hope it heals quickly. How long did the physio say you needed to rest it for?

Mamafox, glad to hear the knuckle lights are a success. Wish I lived somewhere where I needed them! Hope the little one's op goes OK on Thursday.

Shades, LOL re the Chanel bath! You must get through a lot of Chanel, the amount of races you do.

KK - sorry to hear you might be joining the injury bench. Don't get too fixated on your January millage target that you don't rest when you need to. I'm doing Jantastic and it is very satisfying filling in the log!

Wow Emmy, how did you manage to run so quick on Day 2?! Was the first day your warm up?!


Posted: 25/01/2015 at 23:04

Agree with Mr P re thinking longer term. But you might find something helpful in the link below:


Sub 3.30 Tim: #asics262

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 22:55

Loved reading your report Superman, sounds like a great day. Hats off to you for coping so well with not being able to do all the sessions. I would have just sat at the side of the track and sulked! I can see why they picked you, keep up the positive attitude!

Just 8 miles this morning as did my LSR on Friday. Middle son turned 13 so breakfast out and chocolate brownies with honey comb ice cream this afternoon (all full fat). My folks came up which was nice, except my dad ticked me off for having too many tune up races! (He was a 2:25 marathon runner so I should probably listen to him). Thinking I might just do the Finchley 20 as a training run.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/01/2015 at 22:45

Big G, well done on the race this weekend. You are running really strongly now, I'm not sure I would have coped so well with those hills. I'm glad that you were all left alone to view the accident spot, it must have been really difficult for everyone. That's good if the church allow Steph to be buried there and one less thing for you to worry about. I still can't believe that this has happened to you all but really admire your strength in are dealing with it. I'm sure Claire would be really proud of you.

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