Maam Cross, Co Galway
Not long until April 1st!
I really must be one of the early ones in the long queue of congratulation emails you will get. To all involved in the organisation of this race THANK YOU. Can I enter yet for next year????????
The organisation was faultless, from the baggage buses, to the fantastic aid stations(those kids worked HARD), to the t shirts and medals. All utterly, utterly wonderful (the scenery was quite nice too-tee hee).
Hi Ray, Having returned to work today having just completed my second Ultra Marathon with you all in Ireland, I just wanted to say a great big huge thank you to you and your team for a great event .
As far as I know you have to register with active global also.
Thanks for the message. You just haven't finished your rehab yet - kicking is a tough activity as you have to put such pressure through the muscle. The fact that it is sore to do, means it's not strong enough.
Keep working with your physio and building up the strength of your core, gluts and quads, and include specific kicking based and sprinting drills as tolerated.
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Well done on finishing your first 5k, we forgot that feeling sometimes. I remember when I did mine, I felt dying with a great sens of achievement on my way home.
The pain you experienced is quiet usual with people who start running and can be due a lot of factors. It can be the wrong shoes (pronation / supiniation) or the load of training on the body which was not use to it, such as the impact on the insertions to the bones etc......
Also you mentioned footbal training which is very different and require torsions, but the ground is much softer than the roads.
I am sorry if I replied quiet late, but I woudl have suggested to see a physio to be honest injuries woudl not be my field of expertise.
Your football training woudl be sufficient to do the 7k, I woudl recommend to train around the football pitch or on soft ground (off road)
Let me know if you did the race or not.
Congrats on your marathons achievement. I woudl say you are a experienced runner. 3h40 is very reasonable time. Sometimes we forgot this as we always look the faster people than the ones behind us.
With 40miles a week you can achieve soem great work. I would not increase it if you are comfortable with it, but I woudl look at how your mileage is done during the week.
- Do you have a long run ? about 13 to 17 miles
- Do you have a tempo run ? race pace for 8 to 10 miles
- Do you have a intervals session ? miles repeats or 400m or 800, 4x2km or 8x1k etc....
- Do you have recovery run ? kind of easy cruising around and chating with a friend....
Let me know what you think. It's like making dinner once you know how to make the receipe try to improve it.
Thanks for that. Patella tendinitis can be tough to shift.
If the pain is returning with downhill running, I reckon your quads aren't strong enough and your tendon is then under pressure.
Make sure you are doing lots of glut strengthening and quads work including squats and lunges (under the direction of your physio so there's no aggravation of pain). Working the tendon in a lengthening way while supporting your body weight (eccentric strengthening) is the best way to help sort this out, once and for all.
In the meantime, have you looked at using a Mueller Jumpers' knee strap? Can be good to have on for support when you are gradually building up your tolerance again.
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Thanks for the message. You will need an assessment to determine what's causing this pain in both knees - it could be related to biomechanical issues, leg or glut muscle weakness or flexibility issues. So get into your Chartered Physio asap for a diagnosis and rehab plan.
In the meantime, rest from running and all aggravating activity and apply ice (10 mins, cloth between ice and skin to prevent an ice burn).
I have a knee injury which i'm hoping you can give me some advice on. I have been to my physio who has said i have strained my patella tendon. It started to get sore first after Christmas when i increased my mileage significantly from about 7k to doing 12-13k. I get a sharp pain in and around my right knee cap.
So far i have rested it for a number of weeks, completed stretches and exercises that the physio gave me and have tried to ease myself back into running the odd 5k run. However, the pain still flares up, especially if i am running downhill or up onto footpaths or around corners.
Im just wondering if there is anything else I can try to alleviate the pain - any advice is greatly appreciated!
I'm 36 and I've always had genu valgum (knock knees). With this condition, every time I walk a bit faster for a longer period of time, the outside of my lower leg burns terribly.
What can I do to prevent the terrible pain while walking? Are there any orthopedic insoles I can buy?
Thats a lovely little twist in the marathon story mark. I helped my mate to train for his first marathon last Oct. kept me motivated. and guess the magic number. He was 47 and he finished in 4.09 The best laid plans in the world turn to sh**T when your out there. if your feeling bad near the last few miles. last thing you can think about is your goal of a certain time. its all about finishing :)
The best answer I got was a local publican telling me he was doing his first Dublin marathon, I said "thats great what time do you hope to get in" He sincerly answered "Closing Time" I reckon thats the best answer I could have expected. . enjoy the nice bits endure the hard bits. And make the most of it.....
I have noticed "running with cancer " people at the recent Craughwell 10 road race and connemarathon so well done to you all. Look forward to supporting you and best of luck!
was having a chat with my dad the other day & its 30 years this year since he did his first marathon (the Dublin one also), so makes me attempting my first marathon this year all the more special. Dad did it in just under 4hrs @ the age of 47, I told him not to expect a sub 4hr from me!!
Hi Jessie, keep going, biggest motivation for you is the thought of completing that first half marathon, & the feeling you'll get when you cross the finish line, its truly amazing, trust me i did my first half marathon in Athlone last year & the rush of emotion when you finish is second to none, believe Jessie & you can do anything!
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Well done Darcy.... U might as well give the Ultra a go next year !!!!
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I have recently started the 0 - 5k. I would be doing about 2k walking/jogging/walking. After Tuesday nights one my knees on the right was sore. Nothing major, a bit sore when I put my weight on it but I can still get around. Rested and bandaged it for a few days until I thought it was ok. Went out tonight and ended up doing more walking than jogging. There is a point below my kneecap to the left that is sore if I press it. I figured it was my excess weight but I could be wrong. Any ideas??
Just for clarification. Ryano Event Mgt (aka me) was not involved in the Tesco 10km.
Check your facts before posting. That is out of order putting up an address like that.
Agreed re the River Moy Half Marathon, it's a nice route, partly through parkland, well supported and run, and they have massages available afterwards, which is a great help with recovery!