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2013 Marathon Thread

Posted: 11/08/2013 at 23:45

Hi guys,

Not been around these parts for a while,just checking in to say im still alive and kicking,cancelled my Nessie plans for this year due to Mrs YC expecting our first baby mid October.

Running wise ive still been going out every week and getting in between 25- 30 miles a week,didnt have any plans for races this year  until a young lad i work with wanted to do Dundee half in July,hes never ran much before and im glad too say i give him advice on building up sensibly and on the day i paced him round the half in 1.57 xx,he was over the moon with that and so he should be,as i soon as i crossed the line the old racing buzz came back for me and have been thinking of entering the great scottish half in early October to see how close i can get to my pb (1.49.03).

Mrs Yc is fine with this even though its quite close to her due date so gonna make my mind up this week.

Consistent easy mileage has even put a little bit of pace back in my old legs again so alls good

2013 Marathon Thread

Posted: 04/05/2013 at 20:20

Hi guys

Not been on here much since my injury(metatarsal fracture) in December,finally back running pain free again after an all too eager comeback and not listening to my body(lesson learned there) in March.

All easy miles for me at the minute and dont even wear my garmin as all my runs are done by perceived effort and im quite enjoying just building up the miles again.Up to 20-25 miles and its all feeling good.

Loch Ness is cancelled for me this year as Mrs YC is  expecting our first baby at the start of October,shes had a rough time of it these past few weeks so i have decided to put the marathon plans on hold till next year  and  devote my time to making sure she is ok because i know the long training runs take their toll on my energy levels so i dont think it would be very fair on her.

Tek- thanks for your message on Fetch(only seen it last week ) lol.And best of luck for Sunday mate,you put the effort into your training at all times so you deserve to get a good result


2013 Marathon Thread

Posted: 06/02/2013 at 12:50

Hi guys,

Well ive finally got the all clear from the consultant to get back to work and resume training again.Heading to the gym later for some "easy" aerobic stuff on the bike and some circuits as well(no squats ,boo)

Its been quite a quick six weeks tbh and at the moment ive no other focus than just to get some form of fitness back.Still been doing my core/medicine ball work at home but its no substitute for getting the old lungs really working again.

Alloa half in March is cancelled for me,id probably get round the course with no problems but this was one of my  "A" races for the year so im not going to enter unless i feel i could do it justice.

Still a bit of discomfort in my foot but apparently a metatarsal fracture takes 10-12 weeks to fully recover,so in the meantime its on the dreaded bike i go#arsecheekscuttingteeth

MP3 players in races

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 20:43

Take the irresponsible ones to the Tower of London and give them the Sir William Wallace treatment.Job done

2013 Marathon Thread

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 20:26

Jason,i do like Marathon Talk but im afraid it would make me feel a bit down about no running at the moment.

So daytime tv it is for the time being

Are you noticing a difference in your strength/flexibility with the medicine ball sessions?

Training paces

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 20:21

Ed google Mcmillan running calculator,type in your current half time and it will give you the full range of training paces from there.

Good luck mate

2013 Marathon Thread

Posted: 03/01/2013 at 19:26

Jason, Russian twists with an added overhead press with the medicine ball are the way to go fella

Wake,20 min circuit,eat,Homes under the hammer and other assorted daytime tv crap,20 min circuit ,eat lunch,hobble to shop and back,dinner,more nightime tv crap ,then bed.

The disciplined life of an athlete is good

2013 Marathon Thread

Posted: 02/01/2013 at 14:06

Another 1.2 miles on crutches.

Aerobic deveopment slipping fast.Not the end of the world though cos on the plus side i have grown rather attached to my moon boot and will be sad to see it removed in a few weeks

Still keeping up the core work/medicine ball sessions which helps with the boredom.Have seen a few new runners in the local area plodding about,wonder how long they will last?I hope they continue with it but my moneys on most of them not seeing it out till the end of January

shin splints

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 11:06

Hi Stephen

Youtube "toe tapping shinsplints"..It might look a bit daft doing the excercise but they worked for me and a few others on here .Shin splints are usually an overuse injury (too much too soon) ive made this mistake in the past and its easy too fall into that trap when fitness levels start increasing.

In the meantime keep up the non impact stuff and ease back into running gradually.

All the best mate

2013 Marathon Thread

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 10:46

Hi guys

Did have my races planned for 2013 but the first one (Alloa HM) is a non starter at the minute due to the metatarsal fracture.

Still keeping up the medicine ball/core work most days ,the pain in my foot is gradually easing off which is a good sign as its only just over a week since it happened.Was going to do my usual hobble on crutches to the shop and back this morning but the gale force winds and rain put paid to that.

Im hoping when i go back to the orthopedic consultant in February that all is well with the injury and i can return to some non impact training ie bike for a few weeks then hopefully test the foot with a short run.

Im still confident of getting my fitness back up and then plan to run Loch Ness again in September.

How much fitness should i expect to lose with a 6-8 week lay off?

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