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Talkback: Raynaud's Syndrome in runners

Posted: Yesterday at 16:01

Best way to re- animate dead white hands is to get them under a warm tap ASAP. THere are now quite good heated insoles available for ski boots etc, and the same company are doing gloves and socks, which I've never tried.

RicF- that sounds like a different problem- there is definately a condition where muscles become stiffer and more slow to respond in cold conditions, can't recall the details- only thing to do is to warm upwell, and avoid cold conditions if you are affected.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: Yesterday at 15:35

Retreated to the safety ( and tedium) of the tready for today's 12 miler. The TV on the tready is broken, so watched the screen showing various routes through new zealand, USA and europe trail routes, and actually the 2 hours or so passed fairly painlessly- the main advantage of these "routes" set on the tready is that they incline varies almost constantly, so better for the legs than unchanging ploddage.

Quite a discrepancy between my Fenix, and the tready- presuably the tready is more accurate, and I have noidea how the Fenix decides how far you are running when you are stationary.

Away to Italy on tuesday, so no choice but to do tuesday's LT 10 w 5@ HMP tomorrow, or I'll not get through it all. Hope I can get outdoors!

Be careful out there if you are affected by Imogen!


P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 06/02/2016 at 21:15

I thought I was the oldest there for a minute0 thank god for NE- my ultra last april was my 50 th birthday present, and my first marathon was "I have to do this before I turn 40, or I never will!".

Knackered today after on call activities kept me up til nearly 3am, and still on duty- so running today was recovery on a tready, (I'm in the recovery week anyway), so 12 miler tomorrow after my oncall finishes- hopingthe weather is better than forecast , so I can get out onto trail, rather than along the canal, as I did  a flat canal- side MP run last weekend.

Enjoy the wedding slowkoala- I'm not sure I see  the point of having a big "do" if you decide to get hitched after 20years, although the legality of the status has certain advantages, I think (have tried to persuade my my other half of this, but he doesn't see it).

Feeling awful after long runs

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 20:00

Yup- a 10 miler used to wipe me out for the whole day- that was about 10 years ago, now I'm OK with anything less than about 20 miles, the difference is just experience of running longer and longer distances.

Just take the increase in distances slowly. It should ease up in time.

I'm not sure that pure sugar as fuel will help that adaptation take place- try something more like food- I use clif bars or flapjack pieces, cut in half on my longer runs ( over 2 hours) and virtually never use gels or sweets alone.


3 Years off to fix muscle injury....

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 18:55

Good luck - take it easy!


Has Dr Sanjay killed the London Marathon?

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 18:51

Does anyone have a reference for the original paper? I think it is important to read it, but it seems to me to be one "anti-exercise" paper in a sea of pro- exercise evidence,

I wonder what the daily risk of heart attack is for the general population is, and also, in order to figure out the risk of running a marathon, you'd need to look at the increase or decrease in risk over the whole training and post- race period,

I expect that race day itself is a peak of risk, but that this is offset by the longer term decrease in risks in all except those doing the sport to very extreme levels.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 18:31

Well done on the 20's, both, 245 miles for the month is pretty amazing, SM6- mine is 88 for the month, and that's a pretty average january for the last 5 years, only plus point is that I managed it despite a 2 week ski trip at altitude where I couldn't do more than short slow runs on the tready.

Did 16miles, with 10 at marathon pace- alldone in reasonably calm, gently drizzly weather- tomorrow looks horrible again weather- wise, so back to the tready.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 31/01/2016 at 15:35

Just back from 16 miles with 10 @ MP- hard work, butat least it meant I got back in before the cold drizzle started up again.

Had to stop the MP section about half a mile early as my calf started to tighten up, but otherwise I think I mostly managed it. Now for a bacon buttie!

Well done on the best januaury mileage, velloo- I'm much the same as the lasat 2 years, which is actually a triumph, given that neither of those included a 2 week holiday with transatlantic flights, and no chance of trainig during the holiday due to the altitude!

Recovery week next week ( week 12 of 18 week plan), ...........don't really fell I deserve it after the ski trip 2 weeks ago, but never mind, better follow the plan.

P&D spring marathon 2016

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 12:58

I managed 8.9 miles in the wind yesterday, - exhausting- probably some of the worst "beats per mile" recordings for a run, as I struggled on the uphill section of the section of the Erskine bridge into a head wind!

Resting today, given that the weather still seems quite epic

Planning the dreaded 16 w 10 @ MP tomorrow. Forecast is less windy, so fingers crossed

Entries open tomorrow for one of the other races I'm contemplating ( Devil of the higfhlands 42 mile ultra)- but for some reason no -one knows which website is hosting the entries...........still not decided whether to do this or much longer ultra- 72 miles ..........decisions, decisions.

2016 Marathon Training Thread

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 12:22

Managed the 8.9 miles necessary to get my car- wow! the Erskine bridge was closed to high siders, and is quite exposed, so running directly into the wind on the up hill section resulted in the highest "beats per mile" reading for a long time- apparently I was "running" at 3.5mph, with a HR of 139. It was like a cartoon, with lots of running- like leg and arm actions, but absoutely no forward progress.

Made it to work in the end- on time, too, but it took me a while to recover enough to do much more than drink lots of coffee!

Rest day today, the forecast for tomorrow is better, then much worse again on monday!

Take care out there , all.

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