Welcome to our post marathon blog

Jane, Ian, Brian and Theresa have completed (well all accept Ian who did not start due to injury) the Palma Marathon. All survived and are still running. This is our continuing thoughts. Milly has now started her own blog.

Thursday, 17 June 2010


Brian here - Thanks to Ian and Jane for their hospitality at Kippford, this enabled me to get back into the swing of things a bit, with a slightly longer run than I have recently been accustomed to on the Saturday followed by the lung busting (to me) Mabie 10K trail race on the Sunday. Well done to Ian for his fantastic third overall and 1st vet position (crikey Ian, a bit more training and you could have come first :) ). Well done to the girls for their performance too, it was a hilly course in uncomfortable and clammy conditions. I was happy with 23rd over the line.

I haven't really done any long runs for a while, the 20 miler E2NB race back in May quickly followed by the Loch leven half and that's been it; i've packed on a few pounds since the week's fishing holiday at end of May and its been a real struggle to get back into a bigger mileage, with just short training runs and even shorter races proliferating at the moment. I guess that some of the shorter summer races may have to be sacrificed to get in some quality long runs. Portobello 4 mile race tonight followed by a curry - what did I say about short races!!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Training Weekend @ Kippford

All four of us went to Kippford this weekend. The weather was very kind to us encouraging lots of running. Jane and Theresa ran 14 miles in Dalbeattie forest on Saturday which went well and was very enjoyable. Ian and Brian did 10 miles at Ian's pace (!) also. On Sunday we all did the Mabie Forest 10k Trail Race. Ian did very well and came third overall and 1st Vet so was very pleased. Brian was in the top (30 I think???) and Jane and Theresa were just over the hour. It was a great route but we (Jane and Theresa) found it very hard after our long run the day before and considered pulling out after the first mile! We persevered and managed to finish but with very tired legs. My mileage for last week was just under 40 miles and am now very tired and am not sure I can sustain this. Also am putting weight on the more I run which is totally depressing but is according to various websites very common in women?? If anyone has any thoughts on this let me know (and I know that eating less is the obvious one - but don't think I am really overeating). Today is a rest day thank goodness and I have had to hide Ian's shoes in order that he has a "rest Day" which appears to be an alien concept to him.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Milly on a roll

They took me down to John Muir Country Park last week. Was great fun but too hot to run so took off along the beach and went swimming. Don't think they were too pleased but we appeared to have got cut off by a bridge so they ended up swimming aswell. So obviously I had the right idea. Think will have to curtail my long runs during the warm weather. Far too hot to run with a fur coat on.

Sports massage- Jane

As my knee had been a bit sore during the half I thought a sports massage might be a good idea. Childbirth was less painful. Could not believe how painful having my IT band done was! and I need to go back again for more...