Alwyn the balance has come OK and I have stoped taking the tablets. I still have a ringing in the ear now and again but can put up with that. I did the Portrush Parkrun on Saturday morning and forund it tough going as high tide was at 7.30 leaving it a bit soft. This Saturday should be better as it's low tide and there will be plenty of firm sand. it's lovely running along the beach away from traffic and the sound of the sea.
I went up to Gransha to watch the cross country there was over 200 runners in the main race and the weather was perfect.
Did a tough 8 miles on Sunday the first 3.5 was up hill and into a head wind but it was a nice run home down hill and the wind on your back.
I had hoped to do the Glens on New Years day but my calf is a bit tight so I wait and see.
News from Dervock is there will be no Marathon this year just a half and 10K.
My plan for 2013 is to give Larne a go and take it from there just hoping it will be better than 2012.
Likewise No Pain. Glad you introduced yourself and that you enjoyed our Santa Run and food afterwards.
hi guys, wanted to ask a bit of advice (apologies if its in the wrong forum), running since the summer, had a few probs with shin pain couple of weeks back, took a week off with a few static bike sessions and started back and was fine. Managing 6-8 miles on average with the odd 5k thrown in, managed 2 and half miles last nght and had to stop, not just a bit of shin soreness, real stabbing pain almost, played football tonight and same thing. Prob is have 10 mile race on sat, best to rest all week and go for it on sat or try and get a few sessions in before weekend?
Patrick sounds like shin splints. I would give the race a miss as the only real cure is rest.
Hill session last night it was a bit icy but milder as the session went on.
It's great to hear about everyone's race plans for the New Year. Sounds like Larne Half is on most people's agenda as the start of the road racing season. I'm hoping to do most of the Half-series next year although I know I can't make Dervock and Newry may clash with a trip to the TT - does anyone know if Newry is likely to be first Saturday in June (with Walled City Marathon now on Sun 2nd)?
With other Christmas commitments, think I may have to give the Cracker a miss but really looking forward to New Year's Day in the Glens.
Good to hear you running hard sessions again, Kenny! Last night, I joined my mate on his VLM Week One: General Aerobic 10miler - which we ran in just over avg 8min/mile apart from a 1.5m uphill drag which I decided we should attack all the way to the top!
Actually - Patrick - I had really sore shins for the first couple of miles last night which drained away as the legs warmed up. I haven't had any shin pain for ages but last night was my 4th day-in-a-row running and I was wearing an older pair of trainers which I suspect have now lost most of their cushioning. Planning a 5m at lunchtime with full wet weather gear and my newest trainers!
Thanks Tommy at Larne I did 1:22 on the new course and 1:20 the year before that was with no taper as I was in full VLM training at the time. Just started to pick the miles up again for April and still think 2:55 or under is possible if it's cool on the day.
Alwyn, Newry only moved to June this year because the Bank Hol was moved. I would guess that it will be back to the last Sunday in May next year. I'm aiming for the Belfast marathon although the Walled City marathon is tempting as a one-off. Hoping to get to Race over the Glens again.
I didn't know what you lads were talking about until I googled WPFG.
Thanks for that heads-up about Newry, Paul - wish you well with your marathon training in the New Year.
I'm breaking up from work today and looking forward to getting in some good daylight runs over the next 2 weeks - at least with this rain and milder temp, there's no fear of icy underfoot conditions!
Tommy what was your time from Seeley?
Thats flying so sub 80 should be easy for you.
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