Well, I recently became a mum (about 11 weeks ago) and I am now looking to getting back into my training as I have a place for the VLM - woohoo after 5 rejections - and I need some advice/help on what sort of training plan I should follow. Should I start my serious training after Xmas and just try and build up for now?
My last race (half marathon and great south run) was a few years ago as I had lots of back injuries before I became pregnant. Since being pregnant and having the baby, I have managed to do a few walk/runs up to about 3 miles but my body doesn't feel the same as it used to.
Any advice/help more than welcome. I have waited 5 years to get my place and have high hopes on doing the marathon so I would like to get focused.
Congratulations on your baby! I did FLM a couple of years ago when my son was 8 months, so probably a similar timescale to you - ran/ walked for about 4 weeks from a month after the birth, then gradually built up frequency / duration of runs so I was ready to start a 14 week training programme around Christmas.
The best advice I can give you is to post on this this thread - Mums' running club . Lots of lovely ladies who are all running with young children and have loads of experience and advice to share.
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