Any Advice Gratefully Received...

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11/11/2005 at 20:53
Advice urgently required for 1 recently new Mum, who needs to get back to her beloved running. Haven't run for 7 months and wish to get back in to the swing of things with out injury and to get mileage back up to 7 comforatble miles 3 times a week. Also If I'm honest I want to lose that 1 stone I put on!
11/11/2005 at 21:01
Take it easy, very easy.

Warm up and cool down properly. Start with low mileage and gradually build back up. Don't rush it. Do enjoy it.

:-)
11/11/2005 at 21:05
Thanks Sezz, thought as much - just hoped there maybe a quicker way of kick starting things going. The thought of starting my running again from scratch leaves me cold. Suppose its a good excuse to go shopping and buy a new pair of running trainners though!
11/11/2005 at 21:06
And remember:

Clean house, bad mother

:)
11/11/2005 at 21:08
I came back from injury in the summer (not quite the same, I know). My first run was 500 yards, and I didn't run again for another 2 days. My next run was 800 yards.

As Sezz says, take it easy - there's no hurry. Even if you only add 5% on each run, you'll get back to your 7 milers soon enough
11/11/2005 at 21:08
If you ran before then you may find once you get going that you soon get back into it, and you won't be starting from scratch.
11/11/2005 at 21:09
Sezz says

or

Says sezz

Says says
Sezz sezz

:-D
11/11/2005 at 21:10
If I do any more cleaning I'll scream. As for bad more like mad, as its true - pregnancy does make you lose your marbles. Such a sorry state for one so young
11/11/2005 at 21:11
MMJ
I had 8 months off running and I know from that experience that ther aren't any short cuts. You just have to start from scratch and build up slowly from 15 - 20 minute run/walk routines.

The good news it that it takes a lot less time to get back to your best than starting as a new runner. In 6 months I was back to doing PBs.

What's the rush anyway? There's a whole lifetime to do it in. Better to take your time, avoid overuse injuries and staya around for the long term.
JJ
11/11/2005 at 21:12
Hey JJ!

8 months - how come?
11/11/2005 at 21:13
Hope the injury is better and not causing any more probs. Tried a run last Thurs but v. slow, so slow even the snails were over taking me. Took 3 days to recover. Doing that walk/run/walk thing.
11/11/2005 at 21:17
JJ

Thanx for advice will take note and not do my using rushing around like an idiot. Was thinking of joining a local running club but thought they may laugh at me feeble attempts as not up to my old standard of running.

11/11/2005 at 21:26
It is important to be patient with yourself. I didn't start running until I already had three kids, but it was a sanity saver. Put it high on the priority list.

It may be better to spend 6 months/a year running without a watch, and don't set your heart on pb's in races. Young children aren't predictable enough to have settled training. It's not really all that long til you get a routine you can rely on, wiser just to wait til it happens.

Best of luck.
11/11/2005 at 21:34
Hi Sezz.
I'll see you at Brighton.

I was out from August 2003 to March/April 2004 with a damaged knee cartilage and an operation to chop it out. Did my first post-layoff PB in October 2004 (Cabbage Patch 10. 78 mins) and another at Brighton 10k in November.
JJ
12/11/2005 at 18:09
Hi Ali/Hillrunner

Thanx for the good advice. Husband looking after little 1 tomorrow so that I can go for a snails pace jog on the treadmill. Hope all is well up in Scotland.
12/11/2005 at 18:13
Start off small and build up.

Why are you called Sezz, Sezz?
12/11/2005 at 18:24
Sezz

Do ya have a girlie shoe fetish or do ya work for Clarks?

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