In the meantime, here are the 11 questions I get asked most often...
After a marathon I rest for 24 hours then swim - just 30 or so gentle breaststroke laps. Four days later, if my knees are feeling okay I'll run 2-3 miles and build back up from there. Due to injury, I've found myself cross training a lot after races and avoiding running completely; I suspect if I'd trained for longer and allowed my body to get used to longer distance this wouldn't be the case!
In a 'normal week', I exercise 6 of 7 days totalling around 15 hours. I'll incorporate short runs (5-10km), two 45 minute spin sessions, cross-training (good for damaged knees), circuit training and an hour of pilates. I also try and have at least one 'leg day' and use weights to strengthen my lower back.
A typical day for me will be porridge for breakfast, a banana around 11am, a tin of tuna, salad and hummus for lunch and chicken, wholemeal rice and some veggies for dinner. I try and stick to around 1,400 calories and up this to around 2,500 calories in the 3-4 days before a race.
I also use JstJodie nutrition. I take semtex pre-workout and have been known to replace breakfast or dinner (when I'm busy) with a crème brule J-Meal. After a marathon I use, SIS Banana Recovery drinks. I also take a generic multi-vitamin, glucosamine and cod liver oil tablets.
After this year, when I can commit to 3-4 sessions a week, I will be looking at joining a running and athletics club!
I'm keeping a diary of my 'Runner Race Review' which I'll publish when I've completed all 12 marathons.
Do you have any race day rituals? Aside from smothering my feet in vaseline and dancing in front of the mirror to Eminem's 'Lose Yourself', I tend to just go with it. Nerves get the better of me on race day but I'm quite good at concealing it and everything is fine when I get to the start line. If I make it there, I'll make it to the finish.
I also always post a tweet to let everyone know where I'm off to and try and include some photos. My twitter followers are amazing and I love completing a race and spending a good hour responding to everyone's messages.
I stock up on porridge and sweet potato, snack on nuts and drink plenty of coconut water (the pineapple vita coco is my favourite). The night before a race I make a big pasta meal with chicken, peppers, courgette and onion in a home made tomato sauce. It seems to have worked this far! I do allow myself a little treat, normally in the form of peanut butter cups and I've been known to have a few glasses of fizz post-race!
I used to take gels every 5km which I've realised is completely unnecessary. I now have gels at 7 miles, 13 miles, 18 miles and 22 miles and have a red jelly baby every other mile (mental treat). I stick to water to keep my fluids up as I find I feel really sick if I take on any more sugar!
Immediately after a race I have an SIS Recovery drink (banana) and a real banana. If there's a mars bar or clif bar to hand I'll also tuck in to that to line my stomach for the celebratory bubbles!
Lets go toe to head shall we? Note: Not everything I own is pink.
Feet: I have more trainers than any one I know. For road running, I rotate three pairs of Asics GT-2000 which are the first stability shoe to stop me getting shin splints! Rotating them stops them wearing out too quickly. For trail running I wear New Balance WT910s and when I'm cross training I have a pair of electric pink nike free run 3.0; they're SO comfortable and lightweight! For marathons I always wear energize hilly socks, and add a layer of vaseline to my feet to try and prevent blisters.
Legs: I wear skins calf guards on long runs (10km +) and they really do help shin splints! I also use a knee strap and KT tape on my knee following my dislocation. I tend to run in Nike leggings but have recently started wearing a pair of Adidas shorts which are so comfy and don't ride up! In the winter, Thoosa thermal leggings are my saviour as I really feel the cold! Good underwear is key to running a marathon; Victoria Secrets do awesome seamless pants, and they're super pretty too (is that too much information?)
Upper Body: On my top half I stick to a Nike sports bra and tech t-shirts, normally that I've got from races, I also have some Nike lightweight t-shirts which are brilliant in this warmer weather. In the winter I tend to opt for a lightweight waterproof and tech-tshirt underneath. Sweaty Betty do fab hoodies for post-workout.
Other: I like to run alone so often listen to music on the go, I use yurbud in-ear headphones which twist in your ear to stop them falling out. I have a standard cheap armband to hold my iPhone and ID. Finally, my two newest bits of kit that I am OBSESSED with are my Garmin 620 which is essential for pacing when running long distance and my fitbit flex which clocks my day-to-day activity and keeps me moving when I'm feeling lazy!
I am lucky enough to have an amazing osteopath as part of my support team who keeps me strong and injury free with regular massage. I cannot recommend seeing a sports specialist enough. If you're based in Kent, check out Luke!
Three other elements come in to play with injuries: good fitting shoes (go to your local sweatshop for an assessment on your gait FOC!), rest and recovery (everyone needs some time to allow their body to recover) and your diet (too often people are skipping meals and trying to restrict, food is fuel, eat well and eat up)!
If you're concious of joining a running club, download one of the many C25k apps on to your smartphone and start a walk to run program, they seem slow at first but really really work!
Every runner has bad runs and great runs. When I'm struggling I try and remember to:
1) Never judge a run by the first mile. Everything will settle down 2-3 miles in and you'll know how you're really feeling! The only exception is if you feel a REALLY debilitating pain - get yourself home and ICE ICE ICE!
2) Running is just putting one foot in front of the other. If you're struggling and want to stop to walk, set yourself small targets 'run to that postbox... okay now to that car... I'll overtake that person walking their dog'. Metres soon become miles!
3) That nothing compares to runner's high! You'll feel great when you get home so keep plodding on!
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