Minni v Dubai Dave
Shins and ankles were grumbling but I spent the 60 seconds recovery stretching and managed to keep mobile. I was quite happy with the effort / pace although it was rubbish compared to where I used to be. Rep paces were: 6.58 down, 7.16 up, 7.08 down, 7.34 up, 7.01 down.
Centre line? Oh man I'm going to end up face down aren't I?
Minni any other Saturday and I would but it's early kick off at the SoL so we're going to run Durham, shower there, and head over to Sunderland from there. (Actually, I'm a bit scared that I'd just be another blonde ponytail to chase down in the last 400m)
The spikes do come in a rather fetching range of designs don't they? Why bother, don't they just end up caked in mud?
Bro - planning a few practice laps of the local park, it's only small but lots of grass and a few hills!
Hope the physio helps Spoons, sounds like a good session with the up then down.
Hi All....apologies i just vanished on here and sorry it's been so long, I used to be a regular on here about a year ago and had just finished the North Run in 1hr 38 and was ready to use that as a real springboard towards the 3:30 mara......well to cut a long story short I've had a shockingly bad year personally with numerous family issues and redundancy and simply lost any desire to run...it's now a full year without running and sorry to say even back smoking again which im embarrassed to admit.
i just thought posting this will help drag my sorry self out tomorrow for my first run of the year...it's going to be like starting all over again but i'm determined to get the bug back. anyway hopefully i'll be around for a while as i'm going to turn this ship around , i know its going to be hard but i need to do this for my own sanity...
if you dont mind id like to stick in this thread to keep me motivated ( i need long term goals to keep me going ) although it may be some time before i'm anywhere near the 3:30 mark again.. take care all Glyn
O4S, great racing and the wins are so frequent it'd be more of a surprise if you didn't bring back some bling. .
Well done to Freemers and Sarah for getting our and racing and Chick, Freemers and Spoons for getting the intervals in at this time of year. Spoons, hope the physio can sort your calves and ankles. You'll get back to where you were fitness wise with a bit of time.
Weeble, hope everything's okay and you've decided not to do Brighton just because of lack of time to build up rather than any new problems?
I usually run quite a bit over Christmas as my parents live near the coast. After my knees have been quite a lot better walking I tried a short run today of just over 2 miles very slowly. I think there's an improvement over before, but by the end my knees were quite sore again . My new year's resolution is to get myself to a physio and get them sorted out. I'd also rather spend some time and get them properly fixed rather than have a quick fix but then keep having problems on and off as I've had for the last 7 years.
Hi Glyn and welcome back. As you can see we haven't gone far! Sorry to hear life has been a bit shit but if you want to get motivated back into running then you've come to the right place. Stay with us.
Barry: just hang in there, domesticity is a passing phase that we all have to go through to reach the other side.. Passing through my domesticity phase was the fastest rep I have ever done - so fast BA reckons he missed it
thanks minnie....im planning on giving myself 3months to just ease my body back into it again and not focus at all on times then maybe take a view at that point where i'm at. good to be back !
Welcome back Glyn, hope you get your mojo back. There are a few of us on the comeback trail so hopefully the thread will bring the right blend of inspiration and realistic comparison.
Becs yes it's lack of build-up rather than anything new. Christmas has thrown a bit of a spanner in the works but more problematically continued niggles have meant I haven't been able to build up the mileage to where it should be. I was reading some of the (many) super six and forum six threads and realised that if I posted my training for the past few months on my own thread I would be rightly torn apart for thinking a marathon was a good idea this spring. Autumn however...
Spoons hope the Fizz sorts out your shins. Does it feel like the same problem you were having before?
Carrot it sounds like you're doing the same event Shaggy did last year on Hampstead Heath. That was the national championships and I'm fairly sure it moves venue each year.
Too much talk of spikes and taking the centre line, will have a look at this strange XC scene next winter.
Glyn: Hope you find your mojo
Personally chasing down blond pony tails is not something I'm into, blond ponytails are too be admired, its the scrawny bald guys I chase!
Minni: Thursday the 3rd 2000 for 2030, your more than welcome, I will tell my doorman to put you on the list as I wouldn't want you thrown out with the hoi polloi.
Back from 57 miles on the bike in a sandstorm, sand in every orifice now. Panto this afternoon
Glyn - Hi, sounds like the first new years resolution, good luck with the comeback. I went through a bad patch 3 years ago and to be honest it was good to get out running, stress relieving and lots of thinking time.
DD - Agree about the blonde ponytails, one of the downfalls of getting quicker - less to admire.
Weeble - Abingdon usually opens for entries 1 Feb.
Spoons - Hope the calf/shin is not too serious, I've had probs with my right shin on and off for a year, physio could n't find a lot wrong with it but since I started using KT tape problem has gone.
In my book though blond pony tail usually equals a much younger, thinner, faster runner of the female variety (that includes you carrot!) and I just can't resist showing them that us oldies aren't too shabby
Glyn - welcome back to the madhouse. Sorry you've had a tough time, hopefully the future looks brighter.
Weeble - right decision not to try a spring marathon. This way you can plan sensibly for autumn and build it up at the right pace. You'll get there I'm sure
My new year's resolution is to cut back seriously on the wine. I wonder how long that will last
My schedule says 5 miles easy today. Nice....
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