lol Yes shades I know but going on my injury rate and all the bad stuff that keeps happening in my marathon training i'm starting to doubt my bodys ability.. Dont think I have the orthotics perfect yet and have a feeling my foot might blow again in doing a full.. still who knows!
Hi - To all of those who know me. I have tried a running comeback. Run #1, 1 mile. No problems. 2 days later, Run #2. Ankle pain after 1½ miles, and not on the ankle that was operated on. The operated ankle was fine by the way.
I know this other ankle is dodgy. It has been injured a number of times, most severely in a fell running accident (my one and only attempt at it) about 5 years ago.
So, it looks like running is finally over. I had to find out though. Consoled myself with a ride on the bike last night. In the dark. Yes, I have lights. I remember when I used to be able to run sub-2 hour half-marathons without trying! Long time ago.
I can still umpire hockey, where I cover between 3-6 miles in a game, but my dodgy ankles are safely enclosed in ankle braces. And of course I have the bike.
I don't think I would be able to get on with ankle braces for "real" running, as they would cause blisters and chafing, although I may have a little experiment with this.
Take care Shadies.
Emmy - yes I did feel good most of the way round Dublin, haven't had a chance to check my mile splits yet but I had a good strong run from about 17 to 22 miles and overtook a lot of runners then.
Don't know if the 10 in 10 in Ireland is flat, I'll let you know when there's more info
bootsie - looks a lovely event but racing on consecutive days might not be a good idea if you want to avoid injury, I know you give it your all when racing.
Mr Bump - xpost yesterday. Sorry to hear that you've had to hang up the trainers. But you tried and you know now you can focus on your other interests. You've run some very good times in your races. You went through so much with that ankle even before the operation, then a long rehabilitation and that has been a success.
Of course you are still very welcome on this thread
Went out for a lovely meal last night, was late home but didn't need to get up early as I have a cold so am unable to run, no Kettlecise today for me either
Got my email from Berlin with a code to enter for a €60 place, will do that at the weekend
well the races i'm definitely doing are brighton half and the ballycotton 10 so will gear up for them and see what else happens after that. Might be worth seeing how my foot holds through that lot of training before signing up for anything longer
feel slightly like i'm dying! Our company is doing a running club, run by Shireen Bailey (was in the olympics) and boy does she make us work. Did a lunchtime interval session today and have come back to my desk shaking! Kinda enjoyed it in a sick way!
sub 2 hours.. that will do me for now.. would love sub 1:55 but will see! what about yourself?
bootsie - that sounds fun but tough!
That's good that at least 3 of you are doing Brighton Half, you can meet up.
Still no run today as my cold was terrible yesterday, think I'm on the mend today though
((Shades)) - I hope that the cold gets better today.
slowkoala its lovely!! not too many hills.. bit of a lift up towards rottingdean but nothing too major. Its a lovely race if you get the weather for it! If not wrap up warm!
Will be good fun to meet up before the race!!
Shades.. take care and inhale with Vicks!
I hate running in the wind, I find it hard as the wind forces you to work harder.
Emmy - cold is getting better, still no running though. But RHR is decreasing now so hope to be back training by Monday.
Slowkoala - I think you recover quite quickly from races, don't you? You can do both races, a half marathon race is equivalent to about a 16 mile long run and a gentle 10 or 12 miler on the weekend inbetween and you'll be fine.
Domestic weekend at home planned, am looking forward to it
Shades - Lol i kinda had that problem on wednesday running to work. Blowing a gale and raining with extremely heavy downpours in there too which turned roads into large puddles in minutes until it eased off enough for the water to drain away again.
Lancaster weather forecast for tomorrow is 3C @ 9 rising to 7C @ Noon. Race starts at 11. Wind 6-8 from the ENE direction which will mean tail wind on the way out and headwind on the way back but should be light enough to be not a issue, The last mile odd being down wind.
Should be a fun race anyway and i have already calculated that 8:20's or less is sub 1:50 although the nearer to 8:00's i run the better.
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