After my 19 mile run yesterday my wife and son took to the streets to do some running of their own. My son is not really crazy about it, but at his age he is not crazy about anything but video games so I don’t put too much stock into it. He did keep up pretty well though, and seemed to enjoy it afterwards. My wife who has been running for the past year is starting to consider doing the 1/2 marathon at Miami in the end of January 2010 when she finishes her semester at school. I am excited for her and think she will do great!
Over the past 4 long runs I have noticed a significant fade in strength after I reach 2 hours. (Or 12 to 13 miles.) While I have drastically improved my performance on runs less than that amount, it was very disappointing I didn’t seem to be able to push past the two hour mark without a noticeable drop in speed and performance.
It all came to a head two weeks ago when at the end of an 18 mile run I noticed that my hands were pretty swollen. This led me to start doing some research and asking around if others had this type of trouble also. I found that a few could remember clearly that they experienced this, and also had remedies or references that shed some light on the situation.