one2escape - well done on the parkrun PB, waterworks is my favourite parkrun, would recommend it to anyone! As for the sunday run, i struggled myself to begin with, i think recently its been fine going out without gloves etc but sunday was that much colder than it has been and took me by surprise too - plenty of time left until the marathon, no need to worry about it!
LeslieH - just had some relief in my knee this past week, first time since the end of december - what seemed to help me was physio and stretches initially, but what has made a major difference is getting into old racing shoes (neutral) instead of the supportive brooks adrenalines i have been wearing since the turn of the year - might be worth trying?
good running going on at the moment - i would second the advice on running socks - especially in wet weather for a long run - i have a few pairs, hilly i think one brand is, and pure running in belfast do a good selection - there are some that have kind of two layers, so the two sock layers rub against each other instead of your foot - generally they work for me!
LeslieH - sorry to hear about your knee trouble - do you know what causes it or where it came from? Struggling to find out about my own, diagnosed as ITband tightness but cant get to the cause - i think it is new shoes having too much support, this years brooks adrenaline - it certainly wasnt overuse for me as ive had it since i started with these shoes
nice 15 miler for me on sunday, enjoying getting back relatively injury free - knee is still bothering me a touch but i think its slowly but surely getting there - or else im just getting used to the niggly pain!
really looking forward to the road races coming back - larne will probably be my first of the year, although theres a good 5 miler at the start of march, albertville 5miler at duncrue, flat fast course as i remember!
good solid 13.5 for me this morning, pushing the miles back up again despite the IT band still niggling - perfect morning for it, cool but with pleasant sunshine - enjoying the long runs again, lets hope thats the last of the ice and snow for this year!