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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 16:23

Shades, didn't actually enter the ballot, just double checked the GFA times at 4am!

Lily, had forgotten you are near York, lovely part of the country. Will you go and watch the start from Leeds? We may watch it on the Buttertubs pass in the dales as it's a steep hill so we'll see them for longer. As we we driving back down south on Monday we saw the Giant team car with a load of cyclists behind, in Aysgarth, obviously checking out the route.

Khani, having 3 boys, I know how bad man flu can get! Paris marathon next year sounds like a great plan. Is the place with a charity?

Lee, Milton Keynes sounds like a good place to get your sub 4. A friend did it last year and it was very warm but I think the year before it was very wet. So this year I'm sure the conditions will be ideal

Did 10 miles this morning as not run more than 7 miles in a couple of weeks due to other things on at the weekend. 

Big G, did you go out for a run?

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 23:39


Oh I thought it was longer than that!  Stop moaning then and get well soon! 

Running/Racing Flats

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 23:36

+1 for adidas adizero adios. They're the first pair of 'racing' shoes I have ever owned and are so comfortable. They feel lightweight and not at all clumpy compared to what I am used to. I rarely run on a track but have worn them for races up to 10 miles no problem.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 23:29

Have you been to the docs with it Khani, it's dragged on for ages. Must be very frustrating. 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 21:20

What a great race report Shades. It looks beautiful from the photos and from your descriptions but I'm not at all tempted as sounds really tough with the wind, not to mention the distance involved! I'm in complete awe like Iain and you really deserve your prize for all the marathons you did last year (I thought you were cutting down or is that just for 2014?!)

My parents' neighbour in the Dales is doing an Ultra of 60 miles soon and invited me to join him on his last very hilly long run at the weekend - I politely declined! But I did enjoy running in beautiful scenery, makes a change from the London suburbs. But it's so much harder and longer to run longer distances with all the hills! Lots of the villages in the Dales have put up banners and painted yellow bikes in preparation for the Tour de France in July. We may go up to watch but seems like a long drive considering how fast they will speed past.

Khani, my club's fastest runner is over 50 and managed 2:35 at London! He was second in his age category.

I woke up at 4am today and although I don't need to enter the ballot this year, I did check the GFA times whilst half asleep! Silly as I have my deferred place but may reapply again for GFA so that I can defer to 2016 if get injured again (as you can't defer twice).

Race calls out London Marathon cheat

Posted: 22/04/2014 at 14:34

He's in the Sun today (never buy it but had a peek at someone else's on the tube!). Headline included MOAP

good for age

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 16:41

London actually published the new GFA times at the same time as the ballot last year. I think the problem was that a lot of people didn't notice or didn't check so only realised after the ballot had closed.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 19:35

Wow! That's amazing. Will watch his interviews later.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:26

Big G, are you still seeing the physio for your injury? I can understand your frustrations, especially missing the structure and routine of running. This is just how I feel when I can't run. You WILL be OK soon but some injuries just need time to heal. The worst bit for me is when people just give me smug looks as if to say 'see I told you it's no good, better off not bothering'.

Beautiful day here again. Finding it a bit harder to get out for a run with kids off but have done a couple of 6-7 mile runs this week. Up to Yorkshire tomorrow - not looking forward to the hills up there!

Don't really understand why someone would want to cheat in a marathon but good to see from the thread that the charity is investigating it. It should be quite easy now with chip timing and photos to look into any anomalies. Interesting that he doesn't have many friends congratulating him on his FB page.

ITBS for over a year

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 14:05

I have had a few bouts of ITBS. The physio is not really sure what causes it for me (over pronation? Weak hips?) But I know from the most recent bout that trying to run through it, even short distances just prolongs the injury. For me, foam rollers didn't really help, apart from making me feel I was doing something. I think for me what got rid of it was complete rest for a few weeks whilst doing a daily session of strenghtening exercises for the hips.  As the physio above says, if you can find out the root cause, it is far easier to treat and prevent it coming back.

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