Mick, you were talking a while ago about not being able to easily read the display on your new watch. I've had my Garmin 305 for over six years now and it does look a bit dated. Another runner was ribbing me about its size before my last race but I wouldn't swap it as I find the numbers quite comfortable to read. Smaller in this context might be more stylish but not necessarily better for those of us with less than perfect vision.
TS, my problem is a strain I think rather than a tear or pull so hopefully won't come back in a hurry if I'm careful. I can see what a problem it must be for a rugby or football player as kicking a ball definitely wouldn't help mine heal.
Ray, great set of 1 Ks.
John, if you're like me, what feels like race pace during a training run is really a little bit slower. Of course, you may show greater determination than me!
Unfortunately my come back didn't last long. The day after my successful 0.25 mile slow jog I tried another one at the same pace and before too long the pain came back. Not as bad as before (not that it's ever really bad) but I decided to give it a bit more time so haven't run for a week and will give it at least another week. It's on the mend but so so slow.
Diana, I reckon you did very well to do a half marathon in those conditions, especially as it was an open-ended run with no definite finish line. I remember the steam trains on the Hayling Billy line when holidaying there as a young child.
John, another good park run there and a change of tactics seems to have paid off with a category win.
TS, I'm really impressed with your 38.8 weekly mileage. Sorry to hear about your friend though. I can't speak from direct experience from family or friends but it does seem to me that so many people with an awful diagnosis do seem to find the strength from somewhere to cope.
Pammy, I used to work night shifts for a number of years. One compensation was the feeling of leaving work when everyone else who were on normal hours were arriving for the day.
Columba, hope the knee is improving with rest.
Ray, a good 12 mile run. Your team is going very well at the moment.
ceal, thanks for letting us know about JJ. Hope he does get back to running in some shape or form.
Columba, oh no, what a shame. Rest does seem the only option but hopefully it won't be for as long as you think. Does it feel like the arthritis has caused the sudden pain? But I remember someone once mentioned something small possibly being loose in the knee and moving around, which would fit.
Running would be so simple if we didn't have to worry about injuries. We'd all be bounding around like gazelles.
Hello everyone. Nice to see a few returns to the thread. I wasn't here at the same time as Pussy. Good to see Diana posting and also Pammy. I hope you stick around. And of course a warm welcome back to ceal.
Ceal was asking about my last race. Well that was a 10k back in November when I did just over 45 minutes. That was supposed to be a spring-board but soon after I got a groin injury. After living with it for a while I eventually decided it wasn't going to get better without complete rest.
So until this morning I hadn't run at all for exactly four weeks. Earlier today I very gingerly did 0.3 miles at a very slow jog, and I mean very slow. I'm sure we all know that feeling of trying out a recovering injury fo the first time and the dread of finding it still being there. Luckily it felt fine at that pace and distance so hopefully I can very carefully build on that over the next few weeks.