Hello everybody - I used to run, but have done very little since 2008. I had always bother with my ankle and knees with loads of different orthotics. I have new orthotics and I've just done 2 miles very slowly yesterday and today. I will know before the end of July whether I can run again. I'm afraid to speed up in case the pain returns.
But I've always kept a look in on this forum as its good to see what the other runners are doing. Good luck to all runners.
Hello Kenny - I usually browse the site. Good to see you're still running - I miss it badly - I haven't run in 3 years
But 2 weeks ago I did 1.5 miles on grass, then 3 miles on grass, then 2 miles on the road - all with a day break between them - the foot got a bit sore again - I think I'll call it a day
I did the 2 mile on road in 18 mins 38 secs - I was pleased with that - However the next day I was OK, then the day after I had that sore feeling in the ankle again
The best of luck to all other runners on the forum. When I'm driving and I see joggers - I always have that good feeling of wishing them well as I know they're all trying to improve their times - Keep at it - There's no better feeling than getting a PB either on a training run or a competitive 10K
PS - My brother Gerard is going well at the moment - For a very big man - He got 75 mins for RTB - My best for the Armagh 10 miler in October 2005 was 79 mins.
Funny How we all remember our good times. I did Dublin marathon in 4hours 45 seconds. I would love to do all the training again to improve it by 46 seconds.
Good luck to all the runers on the forum and I hope you all remain injury free and have a great year.
On reflection - I would have done less running -( I ran over 8,000 miles from 2002 - 2008) You don't need to run as much to keep up your fitness - One good tough run per week is enough and a couple of easy ones. Sometimes we leave our best runs on the training ground.
Well done to all the runners and there were some great PBs.
It was a perfect day for running - infact it was quite warm around 11.00am. I managed to slowly jog my way around it in a time of 5 hours 15 minutes. I was pleased with that as I'm not really supposed to be running at all.
The support was very good in Dublin. Yes that woman was a real motivator around the 20 mile mark. She gave great encouragement to all the runners.