Rachel - I seem to remember having the same problem in previous Bupa 10ks finding the start time in the magazine! It's the one piece of info' that you really need. I see they've changed the course this year too, not as scenic as before I think but still worth doing. I really enjoyed it last year as other 10ks I do are small localish races so it really helped having others to run with the whole way around.
Well done to Westy and Millsy on the parkruns. I would love to just once do one in a time that started with 18, but I'm finding it hard enough going sub 20 again.
Parkrun tailrunner today so personal worst time (43:55). I think the longest I got to run before walking was about 8 seconds. As long as I beat that time in Monday's 10k I'll be happy.
Keith - hope the tooth pain has subsided by now. Can you take paracetemol in between the ibuprofen doses to help? Root canal pain sounds really horrific.
Big G - well done on the parkrun. I reckon you could easily shave some time off that on a flatter course.
43:55 for me this morning as tailrunner! A personal worse. I was running with a couple of ladies who had just started with a beginners group. Hats off to them but their level of fitness was quite an eye opener. I think the longest we ran without a walk break was about 8 seconds.
I suffered with ITB problems last year when I was training for the London marathon. I got into a cycle where I would rest it for a few days, think all was OK, only for the problem to reoccur 1-2 miles into a run. I made a decision that if I was still suffering at the end of February, I would not do the marathon. It may have been cautious, as I could certainly have 'got around' but I was after a PB and I also didn't want to sacrifice all the races I had booked over the summer just for one marathon. I tried various straps (if you read the reviews on amazon, you'd think they were the holy grail), but these didn't help for me. When I decided not to do the marathon I had a 2 week rest from running and focused on various glute strength exercises. These seemed to do the trick for me. I did try lots of foam rolling too, but this didn't seem to help, although I know it does for others.
I'd forgotten how early you run, Shades. Gloves allowed then
Annsophie - good to hear you've booked some races over the summer. And glad that your mum is settled in a new home, must be a big relief for you.
Big G - still racking up the miles, that sub 20 parkrun must be on it's way for you soon.
Keith - I can't stand Eurovision as it means that Casualty isn't on
Had intended to do the club track session tonight but I'm wimping out as hamstring feels tight. I'm not sure now whether this is post-marathon soreness lingering on or whether it's because I went on the park exercise machines again when my son had football yesterday. Either way I'll play safe.
My OH has got hold of a number for the BUPA 10k as someone at my club is injured. Not sure who'll look after my 8 yo now, hopefully my 13 yo will oblige.