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P&D spring marathon 2017

Posted: Yesterday at 19:33

Sorequads - I've suffered from ITBS a couple of times and found that strengthening exercises really helped. I had a regime of bridges, clams, one legged squats and side leg lifts and these all really helped.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 17:09

Ian/Shades - I will stop moaning about this now but my gripe re the prizes is that the prize for 1st in AG (£20 voucher + wine + chocs) was better than the prize I got for 3rd lady (£10 voucher + wine NO CHOC!). But as I was 1st in the AG, I should have got the better prize!! Wish I'd come 5th now!

MF - difficult not to be paranoid when you've had an injury. I did loads of stretching last night and hamstring felt loads better but now feels v stiff after sitting at desk all day. But think I'm still going to run later.

Ian - nice temp run.

Mowzer - you always see lots of lovely things on your runs.

Shades - would love to see your interview when you completed you 100th marathon.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 05/12/2016 at 22:38

Great running Cal, especially on a Monday! It's the one day of the week that I rarely run on.

That sounds like a lovely feas, MF, great for post marathon recovery. I once worked in a French hotel one summer and had to learn all the names of the cheeses on the board as the customers would ask for them by name. I think it took me a whole month to remember them.

Good to hear that you had a weekend's break from racing Mowzwr!

I only ran 18 miles in total last week as have had a hamstring sprain which I didn't want to get worse. I did do a 5 mile race yesterday though. Was almost 30 secs slower than my PB but was 3rd lady so picked up a voucher for a sports shop and some proseco. Annoyingly though, although I was 1st in my age group, you only get one prize so the AG prize went to the lady who was 5th - but that prize was the same as mine but with a big box of chocs too! Seems a bit unfair, especially as I don't drink but love chocolate. 

Have done lots of stretching tonight so hoping hamstring will be OK to run tomorrow (I tried to foam roll it yesterday and I think it just made it sore!)

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 01/12/2016 at 19:15

Happy Birthday Big G! Enjoy the Xmas market.

It was -4 when I did my run at 9am yesterday but a bit warmer tonight (1 degree). Calf feels better although my thigh on the same side now feels quite stiff. Have a 5 mile race on Sunday so hoping will be OK for that.

Glad your foot seems OK, MF but wise to take it easy and rest for a few days.

Shades - for the last 2 days I've run with a hoody over my base layer which is the first time for this for me. I find it hard to get into a rhythm with so many clothes but don't want to freeze!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 21:49

Decided to miss my club run tonight to rest my calf. I'm hoping it doesn't need tape and that a day or twos rest will sort it. Quite relieved not to be running as it's freezing tonight!

MF - hope the foot and legs are OK today?

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 20:29

'She' - are all these rides female Cal?!!!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 08:13

Great racing Mamafox! I kept checking the site yesterday to see how you'd got on. It I think there were technical problems. That's a brilliant time to run, especially given the foot problems. Just shows how important experience and built up miles in the legs must be. Interesting to run by HR too, it definitely worked especially if you still had some puff left for the final sprint. How is the foot today? You need a UK address so you can take advantage of your GFA times!

I seem to have picked up a calf problem - it's either a small muscle tear or a pulled muscle I think, probably caused by running last week when I had DOMS from the treadmill run. At least it's not a tendon injury though so will hopefully get better in a few days. Just feels tender to touch and walk on. I think Shades was right re post run stretching as on Sunday after my 16 miles I felt a bit stiff but had to hop straight in the car to take my son to a football match.

Marathon Nutrition Plan

Posted: 28/11/2016 at 22:39

I wouldn't pay for this as can get most of this for free online already. For example most big marathons tell you via email or on their websites where the drinks/fuel stations are and nutritional advice is also readily available online or via marathon training books. Plus for me a personalised eating plan wouldn't work as I have 3 kids so most meals are a compromise between what they like, what I like and what's good for all of us. When I did my first marathon, I used advice from these forums or from my running club for nutrition, but some people might be willing to pay for this.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 27/11/2016 at 20:19

Hi Jackygirl, good to see you sounding more positive today. There's still ages to go any you wouldn't want to peak too early anyhow!

I did the same (newish) parkrun as last week and managed to go sub 20 (19:52) this time. Paul Sinton Hewitt (the parkrun founder) was visiting and I was running just behind him in the final mile. But I managed to outsprint him at the end so finished 2 secs ahead! Chatted to him for quite a bit afterwards as a teacher friend who was there is involved in a pilot parkrun thing for schools and he was interested to see how it was going. He said the one thing he regrets from his running past is not training more slowly as he is carrying lots of injuries now. He also said that he considers the junior parkrun a much bigger achievement than the adult ones. A club friend was the Run director for the first time and was nervous already so must have been quite a shock to have the big cheese roll up!

My legs still felt a bit sore today (from the treadmill run) but did 16 miles this morning on a fairly hilly route. Looking forward to a rest day tomorrow.

Treadmill running

Posted: 25/11/2016 at 16:40

I almost always run on roads and do about 40 miles a week over 5-6 runs. But this week, due to having to travel for 3 days for work, I ran on a hotel treadmill. I was only on it for 30 mins but I woke up the next day with really achey calfs. I figured it would be OK to run with this (since both legs ache, so it's DOMS rather than an injury), so have run yesterday and today. But would be interested to know if this is normal?! I ran 17 miles on the road last Sunday and the next day my legs felt absolutely fine!

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