They're all too fast in the other thread!
Thanks. I have that problem at times because my shifts vary from week to week and it's even more difficult now as my late shift has been moved to either a Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday because before it was every Monday except each 5th Friday. It's annoying when things get in the way of running at times.
I can concur with your frustrations over shift work. My four on, four off really muddlies my plans especially when I'm working nights.
I did my first parkrun last month, after a 12 hour night-shift. It seemed a good idea at the time until it come time to sleep!
lol Twisted Sole and way to go running 5k after a 12 hour shift
First time out for 3 days today and decided to 'tackle' a 4 mile out-n-back route that is pretty much up hill for 2 miles then the joys of 2 miles downhill. Seemed to go off too slowly for my 12mm goal but was sure I'd make time up on the way down. I managed it with no walk breaks averaging 11:55 so could have slowed a little on the way back. Garmin seems to be playing up at the moment as it showed a total ascent of 717ft and decsent of 836ft.
I've got a niggle in my right calf currently covered in deep heat, would it be ok to rest it on a bag of frozen peas for a while tonight?
I know what I'd be doing after a 12 hr shift and it wouldn't be a parkrun.
Well done. Of course it's fine. We've got a wheat bag which is really great as it can also be frozen and stays cold or warm for ages.
HM4, thanks for the wheat bag tip but, there are loads on the web, got any suggestions?
Unfortunately my 12 hour shifts are mostly desk bound, so it feels great to get up and out!
Doesn't really matter which one. Initially it will stink of lavendar but that soon goes.
I was just wondering, when you guys start to go under an hour for the 10k, does that mean you have to leave the thread???
@David - most of us are probably under 60 mins now apart from the new folk but we stay for the good company!
@Andi hope the calf is just a niggle and nothing too serious?
Another physio appt tonight and hopefully she'll clear me to start runnign a little. She wasn't happy with me for doing the parkrun, so have volunteered to marshal this week!
@David, I am yet to break sub 60 mins (only just broken 70 lol) but will probably stick around here when I do (to gloat as much as anything!).
@Daveo, thanks, it sort of feels like a knot? and stopped me from going for a run tonight - it had eased a little but didn't want to make things worse - may try again tomorrow
I've not got there yet. I'm about 4 min off.
Txs Daveo, will see how things are tomorrow when I should be doing 5 miles then an 8 miler on Saturday but agree if things are not ok will miss out a few days now so it's not many later on
Good news on the running, you'll be back to normal in no time
You'll get there. I'm up to 3 miles which works out to about 33-35 min.
HM4, sounds good and you'll be back to LSR's pretty soon am sure
My calf felt much better after a couple of days off but made a mistake with my choice of run today - I was going to run from home but as the wind was up decided to drive 2 miles to the forest track. The wind was behind me when I started and was blown 3.1 miles in 33 mins but against the wind on the way back it took 39 minutes! A slow easy run turned into a run of 2 definite halves, If I'd have gone the hilly route out the last 2 miles home would have been downhill and much easier.
That's exactly what my lsr is at the mo!
lol HM4 but not for long am sure
well been another weekend of ups and downs , 5 km run on saturday was great but my 6 mile run on sunday was a bit of mixed feelings , started off and felt really bad but then got better from about half way , strange run really but 6 miles in 56 minutes so happy overall
the week ahead is very small treadmill runs and then the big day
trust every else is well and your running is on track
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