I liked Booktrunk's comment pretty much saying runners are a very special club. It's true! Nothing matters except you are OUT THERE doing it. And truly, the sensation of running outside cannot be matched by a treadmill. You will love being outside so much you genuinely wont give a monkey's about what anyone else thinks or says. And runners are soooooooo supportive of each other. Enjoy it all
Hiya, looks like 2 weeks of rest (climbing the walls!) did the trick. Tried 5 miles on Sat and had no pain whatsoever. Was puffing like an old granny at the end though so the CV side of things has taken a battering over the last month. I'm going to GRC tonight to test it out again further.
Do you mean you did 13 miles yesterday, or a long one in prep for a half? Which half are you doing? I've booked the Perkins one (Peterborough). Need to start my training plans again for 10Ks and Halfs - I'm rubbish without a plan to stick to. Started checking out for Manchester Marathon next year...... not sure if I'm serious or not.
This weekend I need to try and do a 7 mile LSR run - not sure whether Sat or Sun as I have couple of social commitments I need to juggle. Following week I plan on an 8 mile run pref Saturday. Shall I let you know if either of these look likely and I could then show you the canal routes. Might be a "there and back" but at least you would know where they are
Should be quite nice really. Bit of village fun. I have entry forms here or the forms gives tel no 01522788701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. No idea who Bill is - guess he's organising it! Cost is 8 or 10 quid depending on if you belong to a club. Says it's a flat fast rural course.
Race last night was lovely. I got roped into being a marshal as I can't run at the moment. Absolutely loved cheering everyone on. Didn't want to give up the hi viz fluorescent jacket lol.
Resting up for another few days. Calf still aching quite a bit so I would rather let it get fully better and not risk more damage. Going stir crazy ha ha
Thats a fine plan and I will definitely let you know. I cant do the run tomorrow night (physio advised me not to and he's taped my calf - very pretty but it still hurts a bit). No point risking further injury, but I might still go and cheer on the runners. My long miles have slipped a bit since the marathon so I will need to build them up slowly but surely again. The most I've done since Edinburgh is 7.5 miles on a weekend. I just want to get the fun back rather than the (very) hard slog.
Sat 9 Aug in the afternoon there is a 5 mile race at Bassingham if you fancy it as a training run. There's a gala or fete thing on as well so should be fun too. I've been roped in by my physio guy who lives there
I will let you know when I can run sensibly again and we can organise something I'm sure