7 Marathons in 7 Days, helping the Guys that did it, Going Beyond

7 Marathons in 7 Days

This early May bank holiday was the start of an incredible week for me, I had the pleasure to be part of a team that helped two fantastic guys, that were doing,

7 in 7, Going Beyond, I mean 7 Marathons in 7 Days, these two men, I have come to admire and  truly proud to have been of help to them.

First what they were doing , this was a major challenge, some would say impossible, but they were intent on doing it so they needed to have support, their challenge was to run 7 marathons in 7 days staring on the Bank holiday Monday

The reason to raise funds, for a Community project here in Norwich, you may ask why  ? If you had met these two guys you would understand it just had to be done.

The  original building for Soul church was at Heartsease Lane it had been burnt down 13 years ago,  the intention is to rebuild and build it better, to offer more for the community of Norwich, to help with our homeless and the people that need us most in the community, it is not just about a building.

This early May bank holiday was the start of an incredible week for me, I had the pleasure to be part of a team that helped two fantastic guys,that were doing, 7 in 7, Going Beyond, I mean 7 Marathons in 7 Days, these two men, I have come to admire and truly proud to have been of help to them. First what they were doing , this was a major challenge, some would say impossible, but they were intent on doing it so they needed to have support, their challenge was to run 7 marathons in 7 days staring on the Bank holiday Monday

As a member of Soul Church Norwich, a very proactive church and with our pastor Jon Norman also a  Chaplin for Norwich City  being a very much a hands on get the job done type of guy,  when he decided that he was going to do this, his enthusiasm alone made you want to be on board with it, so Jon then got together with his fellow Chaplin for Norwich City, Lewis Blois to undertake the challenge.

We had some great people involved all brought together and under the watchful eye of Nathan French, he took on the role of coordinator arranging the route to the venues the guys were going to visit like Carrow Road on the 6th day of the challenge also the day that Norwich City, went up to Premier League , also on board, Neil Featherby  of Sports Link, Neil is know for the challenges he takes on and running is his passion, so who better to set out the target’s and regime for the guys, also the team of support staff for the guys.

The guys had to stay focused and keep ahead the goal in their mind, they had to stay positive and that alone is a challenge as any runner could tell you. My job was to keep their muscles working to the best of their ability allowing them to push through each day knowing it would be a little bit harder every day for them keeping the muscles supple, we could not afford any aches pains or niggles.

The guys had to stay focused and keep ahead the goal in their mind, they had to stay positive and that alone is a challenge as any runner could tell you.

 

My job was to keep their muscles working to the best of their ability allowing them to push through each day knowing it would be a little bit harder every day for them  keeping the muscles supple, we could not afford any aches pains or niggles.

Using Neuromuscular Techniques , Massage and when needed the input of The Bioneuro System,  the guys had been making sure they were working to a build up regime warming up before they did any runs, keeping hydrated.

Muscles will get damaged if allowed to shorten, also they risked the high possibility of Lactic acidosis build up, this is when  your body doesn’t have enough available oxygen to break down glucose in the blood,  although Lactic acid does not cause soreness in muscles and massage does not remove lactic acid, what massage does do is to allow better blood flow that will help the muscles to be  oxygenated by blood flow.

Lactic acidosi  is the condition that was so important for us to avoid , this is a condition that is caused by a build up of Lactate in the body due to the amount of exercise the guys were going to be doing the risk of build up of L-Lactate in the bloodstream was extremely high  along with the formation of an  excessively low pH in the bloodstream.

Creating  a form of metabolic acidosis,  this is when the excessive acid accumulates go on to create a problem with the body’s oxidative metabolism ,causing a burning feeling in the muscle groups they were using the most, also nausea and weakness.

Massage and hydration  allowed  their bodies to replenish their  fluids rid them of lactic acid

allow nutrients to create the  energy  they  needed, therefore , relieving  sore muscles. preventing muscle cramps and keeping  their  bodies performing at optimal levels, massage  also helped  prevent the onset of DOM’s keeping the muscles flexible .

 

The guys handled the whole 7 in 7 really well, no major issues just very tired by the end of it all, If you would like to know more about how they did and what they raised please have a look at some of the highlights 

Runners Preparation for Marathon 2017 2nd Session

Since Jacqui had damage to her knee and had to have a knee replacement, back in 2010, I have had a great deal of interest in knee pathologies and how to help with knee pain Then an opportunity to go to the University of Dundee at their Department of Anatomy to find out a whole lot more, on a Body Dissection Course, the main focus of the course being on being BioTensegrity, Genetics,Kinetics and Synergetics , with one of the best Human Anatomist, John Sharkey of the NTC in Dublin was to good an opportunity to miss.

Patient X attended my clinic for 2nd Session  “Preparation Marathon for 2017.”

It may be the Festive season, but when you are in training for a Marathon you still have to do that training , you have to keep on top of things that also means no overdoing the festive treats.

There are a lot of things to be considered when training in the winter time Warming up it is even more important in winter, Cold Muscles do not work well.

The Immune system needs a boost,  unfortunately  because when you are running you are pushing your body to do more than it wants ,  the body is working hard  having to repair itself more, you are using more of your vitamins and nutrients on that  repair work,  that it increases the chance of  you being more open to cold and flu infections.

You need to increase your Vitamin C, Zinc , Vitamin D3 and Calcium , as with the winter weather there is less chance to boost Vitamin D3 with sunlight, but we will talk more about that as we go through the next few weeks.

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Week 2

The second treatment session for Patient X took place on rest period day from training . Wanting to ensure good motor neuron function in the feet we concentrated the Bioneuro Sigma Q  treatment with Pads on the feet.

A very interesting observation on this mornings intervention was presented with a excessively hyper-tonic calf muscles/shin splints  on the left leg . Dorsi flexion and Plantar flexion actions appeared  slightly impaired .Following treatment we had total pain free movement and were able to continue with the days work.

Severe Pain Across Lower Back And Down Both Legs

Today we also proved that the “Deep Peroneal nerve  can be activated and movement improved  with   Bioneuro Sigma Q. 

This weeks running has been great.

2x 5mile pace runs.

1x 10 mile steady and

1x 5 mile easy.

Both the pace runs went well. Ran them at night.  Both finishing strong with fastest mile being the last one.  Second one was in new location which always helps as its always good to change the scenery.

My ten miler was in Xmas Eve. Decided to mix it up so I ran to my local Park Run (3.5 miles away) completed that before running home after. Obviously didn’t go flat out at PR due to the need to retain some energy for the – mainly uphill – return route.

Anyway my average time was nearly s minute per mile under my marathon target pace which is great. Again finishing with a good last mile.

Next run was an easy 5 mile, taking it steady and not pushing it.  Still kept under target pace though.

All in all 4 really good runs. On target with just over 100 days til race day.

My hope of getting under 4 hours is looking good – today at least.

My PB of 4:01 is there to be beat!

HNY Steve and thanks for looking after me.

After yesterday’s session I have no aches and pains. My shin splints which were very painful after the last run, seem to have calmed down since the Bioneuro treatment.