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Barcelona Marathon 2015

Posted: Yesterday at 21:00

I started suffering with tight/heavy hamstrings in December and eventually saw a physio who confirmed tight hammys and hip flexors plus weak core.  Not injured as such but I was advised not to run fast or long (since January) so I think I'm pulling out.  I am slowly improving with various exercises but it hasn't come right in time.  I did have brief thoughts of doing it as a steady training run but I respect the distance too much to mess with 26.2 miles under cooked.

Gutted really but serves me right for neglecting strength & conditioning at my age!  Best of luck to those of you running, hope the weather is kind on the day.

Sub 3

Posted: 24/02/2015 at 22:00

.. and to add to the potential confusion we have a ThR & a TR.

Get well soon in every aspect CC2, hope that injury is short lived for you.  A swift return to health to TMoth too.

Nice session in glittery shoes PP.

Nice miles today Charlie.

Legs/hammys are loosening up a bit so enjoyed a 4m+7.7m double today.  Bliddy cold wind though.

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Posted: 22/02/2015 at 14:56

Great miles TR & DanA (Dan - hope to be at the Barca finish line with something cold & frothy for you!

Good mudlarking at the Nationals Jools, PP & CL (nice 20 today on top CL).

Top session with a race in the middle Ryan!

As the physio has forbidden me to run full tilt for a while, rather than chuck my Snake Lane 10 number in the bin, I volunteered for pace making duties for Mrs Wardi today. An old 1:28 PB was there for the taking with 1:25 a possibility based on recent times. The elastic was stretching in the last 3 miles but she hung on grimly to smash it with 1:23.58 so I hope that's got me a few brownie points!  Running a PB at age 56 is an outrage, also the fact that she seems to want to spend the rest of the day consuming tea & cake and not ironing anything is also an outrage!

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Posted: 19/02/2015 at 21:35

That sounds very frustrating ON7.  I did get a grumbly knee fixed once (fell over heavily on it twice) - I couldn't bend it into a kneeling position due to pressure in the joint.  Luckily my physio was qualified in needle therapy so he injected cortisone into the knee.  A week later I had full motion restored.  Depends I suppose if your physio can ascertain whether it's the knee affecting the hip/calf or in a different order, or not linked at all!  Best of luck with it anyways, I'm struggling a bit presently so I feel your pain.

I'm still under physio's orders not to run too far or too fast until I get some hamstring & hip flexibility back - so just steady runs for me a the moment which is better than nothing.  Two weeks of exercises seem to have done a bit of good - I can stretch further and do a one legged squat without falling over now so some progress made!  I think Charlie does squats while brushing his teeth if I remember rightly.

Some great training going on, I'm very jealous.

Egg talk.. many years ago after my hometown 10 mile race a pickled egg eating competition was organised in the pub.  One chap tried to get ahead by 'sub 5 minute egging' but my mate who was an experienced campaigner kept a steady chewing pace and was the first to reach 15 pickled eggs to take the win. 

Selbs.. sorry to hear of your woes, get well soon fella.

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Posted: 19/02/2015 at 08:22

Box of 5 crème eggs for £1.25 at Farmfoods currently, any better offers out there?

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Posted: 09/02/2015 at 20:52

Toro.. I once pulled a tummy muscle after tripping & being thrown forwards - jarred a bit in cold weather as I remember.  Nicely done at the XC.

Many congrats Jock Itch, despite shameless opportunistic publicity seeking!

Thanks for the commiserations all, I'm not the sort of fellow to get down about stuff like this so chin is still up.  I can still run so at least I won't get as fat as that Njord chap.

Charlie.. reason I pulled out is that physio said 6-8 weeks to start noticing any major difference (Barca is 5 weeks) and not to run long or fast in the meantime lest I pull a tight muscle.  I have got a place for the York Marathon in October so with all these exercises I should have turned into a lummox a la TR by then!

Nice long runs SL & Al P.

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Posted: 08/02/2015 at 18:12

Blimey DanA, what a cracker with PB's all the way!  Bodes very nicely for Barca.  Awesome stuff from Marders, I thought his 65.21 at York a few years ago was shifting!

Great run from CD too, congrats on the V45 2nd prize.  Accurate pacing from Gobi, the girlie must have been well chuffed.

Well dones to all the 20m+ people; ThR (over the hills), TRTick Tock, CC2, Selbs.  Usually impressive full distance effort from Charlie, nice one! 

TT.. good to see you more upbeat, hope it stays that way.  Nice run yesterday.

Top racing at the XC's Padams & Jools

Frustrating news at this end.  Early Dec I noticed my hammies seemed very tight & my runs/races seemed to be getting slower.  I gave up trying to run/stretch through it and decided to bite the bullet and saw my local physio this week.  My hamstrings are indeed very tight and apparently hip flexsors similar.  Plus weak core etc.  So much so that the physio reckoned that in car parlance I was driving with the brakes on.  The only encouraging news was that my ITB's are ok!  It is apparently going to take several weeks to sort it out via a programme of exercises so on current form & body state I'm dibbing out of the Barcelona marathon.  One bit of good news is that I can still run all be it steadily until I get some flexibility back.  My own fault for neglecting strength & conditioning at my age but lesson learned.  Sorry for the downbeat news on such a fine weekend of racing.

DanA.. I will still be in Barca, though with smoking jacket and matching pom-poms under the circmstances.  Happy to join you for enormous Estrellas afterwards too.

Selbs.. If you have a decent pizza takeaway can you send me some??  Both the Pizza and Indian takeaway emporiums in my town are closed at the same bliddy time for refurbishment for 3 weeks!  We will starve I tell you, starve!

York Marathon - will they release more numbers?

Posted: 04/02/2015 at 00:37

There were pre entries for those registered then the standard ballot which I believe filled up.  The only other way is to sign up for a transfer for folks dropping out but I tried this last year to no avail.

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Posted: 03/02/2015 at 22:01

Nicely done on the MLR ThR, I'm in long bottoms at present until the temp climbs a few degrees!

Good speed in the tempo ES.  I like the hangover cure 15m too!

Best of luck with the knee niggles Charlie & TMoth.  I am still in Charlie's debt for the X-Talon thumbs up, great shoes in snow and/or mud.

4.2m + 7.7m today.  Lovely night for a run after work, no snow up here so a cold but clear evening.

Sub 3

Posted: 03/02/2015 at 08:50

.. Marmite, Nick the Stick, Pug, sub3 Jakesy, RunningMan, surely all due for an entry stage left??

Cracking 10k on a windy morning ThR, nice one.

Many congrats to Mr & Mrs Dr.Dave, good to hear all is well.


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