TS and Pete, sorry about the confusion about who had to beat an 18:40 5K time. The cold must have infiltrated my brain.
Well I did it! - Hardly a run but my first venture outside with that intention. The hardest part was getting up the gumption to go out the front door.
A few stretches then (1 min run and 1 min walk) x 10 and few more stretches followed by a cup of tea.
The first minute run I felt totally uncoordinated and by the 7th I'd slowed to a very gentle jog but it's a start.
Pete, well done. I think we're all finding it hard to get out in this weather. What you did today was exactly how I began five years ago. Very sensible to start easily, at any age, and I'm sure you'll gradually increase the amount you run compared to walking. There's no great rush to get there. Staying motivated and free of injury are important.
Peteexcellent - good start.You are better off doing the stretches after the run rather than befoer when the mucles have had a chance to warm up - less likelihood of injury.whereabouts in the country are you?
TraceyBad news - poor Bernard. Is it two weeks+ to the race? He might just make it if it's not too bad a pull
Tracey, really sorry to hear that. As TS says, maybe there's still hope. What an easy thing this running would be without injury problems.
I had a meeting with Run Geordie Run this afternoon and getting really involved in the nitty-gritty of planning the run. I kept looking at him and thinking, this guy's going to run 41 miles a day across Australia before too long. Incredible.
Hi Pete,Well done on getting out there. I am 66 and having been running since High School so I think my body has now got the hang of it.
Tracey,He may recover quickly you never know, but it must be very disappointing.
Very pleasant weather here, sunshine and everything. The snow is disappearing very quickly but there is a lot of it that needs to disappear.I could well be getting my Bonnie back on the road this weekend, we just need a bit of rain to wash all the salt off the roads.
I managed an easy 7 miler today, nothing very interesting.
No running today. Been to darkest Essex to play with grandaughter all day. Stuck in M25 jam for an hour on the way back.CealTry visualising me looking tyred.TSI am retyred.(Bad puns finished)awsThe curate's egg was entirely OK for breakfast.ColumbaCakes are more important than timekeepers. We all have watches but we can't all make cakes.SlowpeteA good way to start. Warmup the muscles before stretching. Better still, leave if until after the run.TraceyComiserations to Bernard. Can he get some professional help to see if a a quick fix is likely?JJ
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You are better off doing the stretches after the run rather than befoer when the mucles have had a chance to warm up - less likelihood of injury.whereabouts in the country are you? I'm in Reading, Berkshire On the subject of stretches - before is about loosening and warming up whereas after is about recovery and pulling the muscles back into shape by restoring the normal length of the muscle. I know that there is a theory that pre-excercise stretching is not that beneficial but I suspect that starting cold definitely isn't wise.
You are better off doing the stretches after the run rather than befoer when the mucles have had a chance to warm up - less likelihood of injury.whereabouts in the country are you?
I'm in Reading, Berkshire
On the subject of stretches - before is about loosening and warming up whereas after is about recovery and pulling the muscles back into shape by restoring the normal length of the muscle.
I know that there is a theory that pre-excercise stretching is not that beneficial but I suspect that starting cold definitely isn't wise.
My answer all ended up in the quote but never mind.
JJI would tread lightly with puns like that
Peteanother southernerI am in the far north - Harrogate, N. Yorksyes that's fine for a pre run routine - I content myself with a few trips up and down the many stairs in my house!!! Post run stretching actually increases muscle and tendon length and suppleness - however the permanence of this is the subject of even greater debate than pre exercise stretching! However I have a prescribed routine of stretches and strenghening exercises from my physio to offset various old injuries and imbalances and which have most probably saved me from permanently sitting on the sidelines and enabled me to come back to running a few months ago.
A good physio who knows running is an invaluable find!!!!
"Active stretching" is supposed to be good for pre-run, isn't it? Walking lunges, high knees and such-like.
Tracey - poor Bernard, he must be in despair. But as has been suggested, maybe he will be mended enough to race when the time comes.
Bought new Saucony Phoenix which will be a replacement for the current Saucony Phoenix when they wear out; but they still have some wear in them at present.
Also got my hair cut, by the hairdresser who had left to have a sex-change op and wasn't going to come back as he felt it would be better to make a new start in a new town. He (or rather, now, she) explained to me that her return was a bit experimental, to see if she "freaked people out", - if not, she will stay. She's a really excellent cutter, so I have no intention of being freaked out.
TS - agreed, this tiny print is a real pain. How many of us have got it?
Columba - He may have had the equipment altered but it doesn't change the inner workings, the memories, or to hazard a guess, the underlying attitude, and especially not the DNA.
I think we all have the fine print problem.
TS - I trust you will lose sleep over the totp, but there will another one along directly. Unfortunately, unlike buses, you never get two together.
See what I mean?....
This is perhaps a little more topical.
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