Hi Pip! I think Cardiff is too close to the marathon. Did you do the world champs in Cardiff in March?
Big Eater - yes, I heard about Manchester and it has put me off that, but decided to take the plunge and do a marathon in the autumn. I was out injured for 7 weeks at the end of last year. Felt like forever and that I would take ages to get back to where I was but it wasn't so bad and I was just happy to be running again. Make sure you build up gradually
Hello everyone! Can't believe the forum is still going!
Pip - hope you are managing to stay healthy and the knee is okay so that you can do the running you want to.
Kiwi - good to hear you're still there advising!
Big Eater - good luck in Manchester! Let me know what it's like. I want to do another marathon one day and am thinking Manchester 2017 may be the one!
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!