encourage a decent runner with bags of potential back into the game
Didn't see this thread before...
thanks for the encouragement all...hope everyone elses running is ticking along nicely too....
I was just about to write a message of support and inspiration when I realised that this thread is from a year ago so......
(seriously though, well done!)
ahh riverlea...didn' know you still penned on here!lol
5 races in 4 weeks coming up...things getting popular waaah
As some encouragement I would add the following:
I did my first race on sunday in over 12 years after a long period of lethargy and injury. It was a 10k my time was about 15minutes slowler than at my peak and I still ache today. Yet along with those aches is the grin on my face. I loved every painful minute of it and am looking forward to my next one (a 1/2 marathon in October).
I loved the feeling of doing something just for me. I loved the odd snippet of chat during the race. The guy double checking I was okay when the grimace on my face suggested I may have been dying. The guy who I returned the favour to in the last half a mile when he was coughing up all sorts of gunk who then said thanks as he summoned up a sprint finish in the last 50 metres.
I may have tweaked a calf muscle and caused a flare up in an old foot injury (the one that stopped me running in 1996) but I am addicted again and just as soon as I can walk properly again i will be back on the roads and looking for another race.
That experience is why I run, and why I would encourage any and everyone to join in.
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