Boy that was hard. Not the ascent, though 300 foot between the 2 and 4 mile mark felt pretty tough. It's the boulder strewn paths, constantly changing your stride, dodging from side to side, big steps up, big steps down, really took it out of me. All good training, and gorgeous scenery to run in.
I did get a fair few rests. Loads of people out with their dogs so constantly stopping to put my dog on & off the lead. Followed by Niagara Falls erupting from my forehead. And of course it would have been rude not to stop and look at the scenery From time to time. I did for some reason find that the scenery was prettier on the way up......
still catching up, I see some things haven't changed!
Torquayrunner, I used to be good at hills, when I lived in Berkshire. I now leave beside the Peak District and know what hills are..... If I tried really hard I could just about scrape a run with an average ascent of 100 feet per mile. Now I have to try really hard to get under that Nowt better for training for hills like running up & down them daily...
SD, my physio is good, but it's beyond her to train my foot away from my mouth as well
Off out to Longshaw soon to run down to Lawrencefield, over to Mothercap, across Higger Tor to Burbage Bridge, across the top of Burbage and back to Longshaw with a pint in the Fox to rehydrate. Anyone jealous? Apart from IF who's also just down the road.
ok, so I *think* I am now sorted (again). Sorry for being absent, just get too jealous and wound up when I'm not running.
how does this sound to the collective? After several attempts to start running again each of which ended up with me broken again I went for a third opinion. Nerve damage in my right foot was the diagnosis. Brain being told by foot it's in a certain position, but it isn't in that position. Brain works on the basis it is and tells muscles to react in a certain way. As foot isn't actually in that position muscles in lower leg then straining to do what they're told when doing what they're told is the wrong thing, resulting in damaged calf constantly re-damaging itself.
Had various exercises to do with the idea being that I need to re-train my brain to understand where my foot is in relation to where it's being told it is. Been through this now for a number of weeks which appears to have worked. I ran 6 days out of 7 last week with no pain, more days than any week since SNOD last year, more miles than any week etc. even resulted in a new PB at Graves Parkrun by a minute! (Still 2.5minutes off my 5k PB).
so, now to get base mileage in. Only 3 races entered for the rest of the year at the moment, Chesterfield, Yorkshire, & SNOD mara's. Chesterfield will be a LSR now, as will Yorkshire probably too. SNOD is my aim, if only to be under my first time there.
that does of course depend on me losing the 20lbs I've managed to gain.......
Started back a few weeks ago after 6 months out injured, my first long break since I started Running. The first few runs were absolutely diabolical compared to where I was and so hard. Having put 20 lbs on hasn't helped!
I've run 2/3 times a week since and it's getting easier. I appear to have gone down the line of long and slow, mainly because no matter how fit I was, it always took me 3/4 miles before I started feeling comfortable. That means, apart from the first week, all my runs have been 6 miles plus, yesterday was 12. That killed me! I'll start back mara training in a month.
best wishes to you, your feet, and your lungs......
haven't gone any further back than this page. Jeez, you lot ain't changed have you
I am now back at (almost) the beginning of my running career. I'm currently 16 pounds heavier than I was at my peak last year, 3 minutes plus per mile slower, and so many miles off what I could knock out any day of the week.
Did a few little runs to make sure it wasn't just me wishing it was all fine, seemed ok, since then I seem to have not done a lot, but what I have done hasn't been less than 6 miles. Just don't seem to be bothered to go out for anything less. Did 12m yesterday, mix of 2.5m on the flat through Chatsworth, about a mile on the road, and the rest on the hills. The dogs are loving going out for runs again.
odd as it may sound, I've lost my mojo so to speak. I started back climbing before running, and now spend more time doing that than running. There is a silver lining to that, in that I was getting a tad too competitive with myself and now I'm back to just enjoying the running and not being concerned about training, times, pushing myself etc.
I haven't got any races planned until Chesterfield Mara currently, but will probably do Belper Rugby Rover again as that was fun. So that means mara training starts 26th May. When I'll be on a hot rock trip with some friends in the South of France.
What was that I said about not being concerned with training when I have a date to start? Well, ok I have a date to start, on a climbing holiday in a place where they do wonderful wine and food.