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liver blood test borderline

Posted: Today at 20:45

No one here will be able to advise ,as there are a multitude of different reasons for this, and the specifics of which tests are abnormal matter, as well as the underlying causes.

Sorry, but the only sensible thing to do is to wait to speak to your doctor, and in the meanwhile avoid anything which can affect liver function ( booze, almost any drugs you care to mention- especially paracetamol).

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: Today at 20:33

Mace- I am hoping that Ican get back into the running quicker post- marathon, because it was run at less than race pace. Some ultra plans I've read have crazy mileage including massive back-to-backs of more than marathon length.

I think it is very different than recovern after a hard- raced marathon - hope so, or I'm on a path to self- destruct!

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 24/03/2015 at 21:03

Reporting back to say that my recovery from LK is perhaps best ever from  a marathon so far- ie, able to run up and downstairs today, and mananged a 20 minute recovery run comfortably on tready this am- I'm not sure how far to push it in terms of running this next 2-3 weeks prior to the taper, but certainly should be able to get out and do a decent run on thursday morning. Perhaps I'll look at P&D multiple marathoning plans for inspiration. Their 4 week plan suggests 8miles this weekend, going up to a max of a mid- week 15 miler, There isn't much of a taper though, but I'm away ski-ing for 1 of the weeks between now and the race, which will be solid taper time. I think that looks sensible, and is better than the temptation for just one more really long one before race day.

OH/ Els- sorry...........I'm terrible at recognising faces- I recognised Els, but , as always with faces I see "out of context", I can't connect a name/ reason I know you to the face, so I stay quiet, as I so often embarrass myself ( I can't figure out whether you're a celebrity, somene I work with, a patient of mine, or someone I've met a previous races, etc). Sorry- didn't mean to be rude.

Blister that will not heal

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:31

Steroids definately affect skin healing. Foot problems that won't heal shouldn't be taken lightly, compeed plasters have a reputataion for ripping the skin off again when you try to take them off, so perhaps not a good idea.

Possibly worth seeing a professional of somesort about this..........perhaps chiropodist/ someone at the GP practice? - a poorly  healing foot wound can lead to no end of trouble.

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 23/03/2015 at 18:16

OH/ Els-I've just realised that it must have  you sitting next to me in the cafe afterwards, wasn't it? I was waiting for my otherhalf to get back from his walk in the hills. Sorry- should have said hello properly to both of you.

I'm a tiny bit sun burnt too.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 20:09

LK was great- weather was perfect for running- just a little chilly at the start, warming up later on. Course and organsiation were top notch. Managed to do it just about spot on my plan ( traiing race for Fling, so not a good time). Legs tired now. Time for food and (more) beer.

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 19:41

Loch KAtrine course is largely "undulating" , 615m of ascent, and same of descent accoridng to the race website. It is lots of small ups and downs, pus a couple of bigger hills, which you end up walking, rather than running!

SM6- take care of that knee-you don't need a new injury at this late stage.

The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 18:31

The Fling is the ultra I'm doing in just over 4 weeks time  hilly trails, 53 miles, so my recent runs have included a lot of off- road hilly work.

First time marathon

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 18:29

Advice- run your long runs as slow as you can bear, just keep shuffling along for as long as it takes to get past the miles. If you can step up from 11,- for example 12,13, 11, 14, 15, 13, 16, 17. Then taper, it would probably get you round, but the last few miles will be nasty- I nkow, I've done Edinburgh as my first marathon in the past, off similar mileage, after I had knee trouble. If you can get beyond 18 miles in training a couple of times, it will make all the difference, as long as you don't over- do it and injure yourself.

The "magic" 20 miler is not an absolute requirement, and if you are trying to complete, rather than compete, there is no need to try to fit more than one in.

Try to find a 4 run per week, 10 week plan if you can, or jump into one which looks a bit like yoru current mileages, this will give an idea of the variety of different runs you should try to do each week.


The 2015 Marathon Thread

Posted: 22/03/2015 at 17:09

Back from Loch Katrine, with a cupof tea in my hand:

That was tough, but I'm happy. I planned to go around 5hr pace, as the last time I did this one 2 yrs ago, I did 4.56 ( tapered a little for that, but done as training run). I actually finished at around 4.45, despite trying to slow it down. If I hadn't decided to walk to settle some "digestive discommfort", whilst moving my race number from the back of my ruksac, to my front, as requested by one of the marshalls, I think I'd have been sub- 4.40.

My legs felt stiff at the start after yesterday's run, and I was not really "feeling it"- having decided that this wasn't a target race, all proper prep went out the window, so we had a curry last night, and split a bottle of red between the 2 of us. Nothing like testing the system!

Anyway, I seemed to have a lot more ability to run all but the steepest hills than last time, so my Fling trainig must be paying off-now I just need to recover for a couple of days, then get the last couple of weeks training in the bag.

So yes, happy enough- I think I'm definately fitter than at this time in previous years.


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