Siony - I agree about the autumn marathon. I couldn't do one but then I can't cope with the heat and with school holidays it's hard to get into a routine. My sister is training for one though, doing a lot of the training with a toddler in a running buggy. She's still way faster than me even with the buggy!
My knee is definitely improving. Not been doing any runs of more than an hour really, mainly due to work being so busy and my husband's cycling training. Hoping that an autumn half is on the cards!
I run in sunglasses (cheap sports ones, probably didn't cost much more than Kiwi's £4.99 ones!) due to hayfever. Not used them this year although perhaps should have a couple of times.
Still sticking to running on the flat mostly and no more than give miles. My IT band still isn't right but isn't getting worse. Trying to speed myself up a bit by doing 6 mins at 5k pace a few times. Want my knee to hurry up and get better so that I can push myself a bit more.
Hope everyone's avoiding the rain. We've had rubbish weather this week for half term. Hoping for a drier weekend!
Good news about your mum, Kaffeeg. Hope her recovery continues well.
Siony - thanks for the info. I found the sports physio helpful although still not cured. Maybe I should use the foam roller a bit more....
Pip = you are stil super quick! I can only dream of 8 minute miling. I can only dream of 9 minute miling too! I have never been speedy. I did a park run for the first time last November (and then got ill so not done it since). It was great and I really recommend it. As soon as I can start working on my speed, I'll be back! Running along the seafront sounds nice .... although probably quite breezy!
Anyone out running in this stormy weather? Glad today was kettle bells and gym day!
Hellooo! I am getting notifications again too now. Good to hear from everyone.
Siony - it all sounds very technical. Where did you get your advice from?
I'm back running again, although only on the flat. The problem has been my IT band. I'm trying to limit my running and go to the gym and do a bit of cycling. Find cycling takes too long to have a decent run out though! I've contacted my local leisure centre about adult swimming lessons. I can swim but only breaststroke with head out of the water, so think learning front crawl may help me get the aerobic exercise without damaging my knee any more. I too wonder about when my fitness levels will return... trying not to think it is old age or my body telling me that doing a marathon last year was just too much!
And me.... why??? Maybe I just want to get to use my blue ribbon again!
Kaffeeg - hope your mum still improving.
Hope those who did this year's are still resting.
I've had a couple of weeks off running, on the advice of a sports physio. Am now gradually getting back into it. Just hope I can keep injury and illness free so that I can do a marathon next spring, whether it's London or Manchester or somewhere else.