Congrats! Quite an accomplishment.In for Boston! Looks like my normal routine of being fat and lazy during the winter will have to change.
Mix in a good set of hill repeats every week or every other week during your training. On every other repeat run down the hill at race speed or faster instead of walking or jogging down. It will help get your quads in shape to run downhill.Ok, so now I have to train for Boston. My sons XC Coach ran it a few times (40+ marathons total). Said he always had to walk backwards down stairs after the race. WTFO! Sure would like to avoid that since I'm hoping friends/family make the trek.
Anyone got suggestions? Is the running the course an option as part of training? I'm less worried about Heartbreak than the downhill miles to start.
Yeah, not cool Destiny! Wish I had something to offer. Regardless of what you do, be mindful of the difference between sore and pain (damage). There are other marathons.My marathon is Sunday. Both my wife and I (she's running, too) have come down with serious chest colds, and to add insult to injury, I woke up on Sunday with a swollen left foot (upper, mid). I went to the doctor yesterday and he prescribed me some anti-inflammatory meds (5 days worth), which help a bit, but I think it's tendonitis so I'm dubious if it will be all better by Sunday. Great.
I'm still planning to run, I guess with some loose laces, Ben Gay, and Tylenol, but jesus christ, talk about a rough hand to be dealt a week before the race of the year.
Everything I've read says it is a bad idea to use NSAIDS running long distance. Could always page a Dr to the forum...DRS probably knows a good island doc to get advice!I tell myself I'm like Pedro coming out with a sore shoulder in '99 against Cleveland.
I shouldn't run while taking NSAIDs, right?
I am not doubting you. But there is information out there warning against NSAID use before/during endurance events.NSAIDS (Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs) are fine. No restrictions. Not sure where you heard this, but NSAIDS and other anti-inflammatory meds are an appropriate adjunct to relieve pain, soreness and inflammation. They should be used (like all meds) conservatively and never used to mask pain due to injury, overuse, etc. In addition, ice, stretching, foam-rolling, yoga, massage and a visit to a physical therapist are all useful in the treatment of endurance-related injuries/soreness.
I hate carrying stuff, but you pretty much have to carry hydration on this one and I don't like belts. My water bottle is palm sized and has a wide band. After a while I hardly notice it.I'm with you dude, I don't get how people can carry stuff in their hands.
Green, how long are you aiming at completing the race in?
I use Gu tablets for my liquid... do you need to carry gear?
Just realized I never followed up with my race result. Short version is that the Tailwind energy drink is great. Much easier to deal with than Gatorade and I didn't need to take gels or any other food/fuel.Ours is a bit different - we're required to carry jackets, first aid, food and 2litres of water, so everyone ends up with a trail pack - some use bladders and others pouches and headlamps because it starts at 4am.
That would be a pretty great time. Very keen to see how you go!