After stepping out of my car yesterday and deciding it was too warm, I went with Plan B instead and ran on the treadmill in my garage. Managed 3mls at 10:52 pace so as a first run back after a break I'll take that. Got woken in the night with a cramp in my left calf so note to self .. drink even more after the run (now have the orange juice/water/salt combo post-run as suggested on here) and keep doing that stretching.
B&T - after stepping out of my car (with air-con) and instantly feeling like I was being baked at Gas Mark 4, I chickened out and used my treadmill in my garage instead. Managed 3mls at 10:52 pace so I'll take that.
Em68 - glad to hear your hip is better. Round here, tapering mainly seems to consist of sitting around eating cake.
Interesting footnote .. did my 3ml treadmill run, went to bed feeling a bit dehydrated. Got woken up in the night with cramp in my left calf. Note to self - get used to drinking a bit more now you are running again; keep doing that stretching!
HS - it was a tad warm for walking the C2C but not uncomfortably so - I'm just glad I'm not walking this week instead. I was trying the various local brews on the way across as it seemed rude not to. Your training session sounds like the description of my multi-terrain race ".. there are bumps and lumps and stumps and branches and all the hazards of the countryside. You know that, that's why you are doing the race .. Pitstone Hill (just after the second water station) has a lot of rabbit holes; don't go down one."
Columba - yes, C2C was anything but a doddle. I think it would still have been hard work even if I'd been a lot fitter.
Redhead - did wonder if it was shoes you were running in and not heels then saw later posting - recall a 'race' in high heels from a few years back but am pretty sure that was some sort of publicity stunt.
I've been too knackered/too busy for the last few days but planning to (gasp!) go for a run after work today. It's my first run for six weeks so will try my 3.25ml into town and back route and hope I'm not struggling after half a mile
I've been too knackered/too busy for the last few evenings but today I plan to (gasp!) go for a run!! It's been 6 weeks since I last ran though so I have no idea how I will get on (or how fit or otherwise the walking has made me). I think I will probably try my 3.25ml route into town and back and if all goes well I won't be struggling after half a mile
Hi everyone - just popping in to say I am back from my two weeks off doing the C2C.
We completed the walk on Fri afternoon. Walking boots were dipped in the North Sea, pebbles from St.Bees were flung in the sea .. then we went to the Bay Hotel to sign the C2C book and have a well-earned beer. Have to say the C2C was even tougher than I had imagined. I was really worn out after 13 days walking - its taken me a few days to feel like I have recovered properly. No blisters - but I do have two additional bruised toenails to add to the pair I already had.
Now the walk is done I can get back into my running. I checked and what with my calf injury and then concentrating on preparing for the C2C I've managed to run a grand total of 53 miles this year! There's the small matter of the 10ml multi-terrain race I am doing mid-October to train for so that will be my target for the next few months.