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over 2 years ago
Posted over 2 years ago
Blimey Kev that's a huge ask, good luck with it. I ran 7 marathons and numerous other races last year, but none of the marathons had less than 3 weeks apart, which was about right from recovery perspective. I would probably look at resting after a marathon for at least a couple of days, and then a couple of light jogs (5k?) maybe wednesday and friday before the next sunday marathon again. I would also look at what you eat. Protein and carbs needs to be replaced very quickly after a marathon. I would probably also look at something like Peronin (a protein and carb drink) during the races as well to try and reduce the stress in your body.
Good luck with it. Hope it goes to plan!
Posted over 2 years ago in reply to Bunsy
Good luck with your very admirable effort, Kevin!
There's been talk elsewhere on The Bug recently about the 24-hour Thunder Run on 30/31 July. www.tr24.co.uk/about.html This may be an interesting way of getting a marathon done as part of a relay team.
Posted over 2 years ago in reply to nickrunner
Hi both. Thanks for posting. Bunsy, it will be hard to recover. My first run was 1st January and my legs are still aching. I reckon you are right - rest today and then get out and do something (slowly!) tomorrow.
Nickrunner, that's not a bad idea. It can get a group of supporters together to help out. Nowm where is al that money I haven't got to pay for entry... ;-)
Thanks a lot
Posted over 2 years ago in reply to 52marathonman
An ice bath after running is a favourite on here too.
Posted over 2 years ago in reply to Runaway Nan
Or just the poor man's massage: lie on the floor with your legs in the air, resting against a wall (basically making an 'L' shape).
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