Hi all on this super friendly thread. It's been months since I logged in, but just thought I would say hi and wish you all a Merry Christmas.
HM4 - I am still doing the stretches you kindly posted for me many months ago. I think I would have seized up by now if I wasn't. I have introduced swimming as a great way to help the stretching, which I think is working.
Determined - Hope you do your RFL again, well done last year on you money raising exploits. Pleased to report that my wife has now fully recovered from her Cancer and has now returned to working.
Daveo - sorry to read that you are still struggling with injuries. I have also had a heel/Achilies problem which caused me to miss a few weeks in the Autumn, and still is a continuing problem.
Carpathius - Hope the Ipswich PR is going well, I completed my 50th today in Gorleston. Have had another start up in Sheringham which I may give a look next Saturday.
ShiYa and Westmoors - Hope you are doing OK, can't see you on the thread.
Andy, Jason, Louise - Hi to you all......Good to see this thread still as popular as it ever was.
As I mentioned I have been struggling with my Achilies injury which keeps coming back, but finally think I have found an answer.....swimming.
I think I caused the injury in September by overdoing the sprinting.
So I currently do not sprint at all. Just gentle runs, although I do push the Parkruns a little bit.
I swim/run on alternate days, and swim immediately after my early Sunday morning LSR. As it is non impact it is really helping.
Am now up to 60+ lengths in 55 minutes, so really helps the cardio too.
I have been lucky enough to come out of the ballot for the VLM at the first attempt.
So now really have to look after my old frame.
An hoping for a sub 4hr as I currently run Parkrun in about 25 minutes.
Did the Yarmouth 10k in 53 minutes so think I have it in me.
Just have to sort a plan out which will not cause my Achilies to worsen.
I haven't been on this thread for a couple of months due to work, but hi to all the new peeps plus all the regs
Best of luck with the injuries Daveo and ShiYa hope you are running again soon.
Hi to HM4 i still do the stretches when I can which still help
Some great running / training on here well done all.
I haven't raced for months but still train and Parkrun somewhere in Norfolk every Saturday.
Set a new PB last Saturday, chuffed to get under 24 minutes for the first time.
Believe that there is a new Parkrun starting over the border in Ipswich, Suffolk this Saturday, don't know if that's in your area Carpathius, or maybe is the one you were trying to set up a couple of months ago.
My next race is the Ipswich Half in just over a 2 weeks and am hoping for a big Sub 2hrs. Current PB is 2hr 4m in the Norwich Half I did way back in November. Have come a long way since then.
Will try to get back on here regularly from now on. Well done all some excellent stuff on here. Enjoy your running
Hope you are all doing OK, running and Training going well.
Not been about on here much but running going great for me and thoroughly enjoying it.
Looking forward to 2 weeks of smashing Olympic sport.
Really looking forward to the opening ceremony tonight on TV.
Whatever you are all up to this weekend enjoy yourselves.
Great news Carpathius, another Parkrun in East Anglia. Hope it's not too away down the A11, A140 or the A146.
Serious respect to MJ and HM4 great runs on those hilly courses.
I did my 14 miles yesterday morning down and around the city centre at 6am in teeming rain. At least it kept me cool. The cobble streets around Tombland and the cathederal were a bit dicey though! My headphones kept going in the rain with my phone/boogie box in a plastic bag in my pocket. Was running 'Cardio Trainer' with the 'voice of the balls' Alan Dedicoat interrupting the music every couple of minutes advising my estimated time of arrival.
Was really pleased to arrive back home in 2hrs 4min 49 sec. Meaning an average pace of 8m 55s per mile Was knocked up for the rest of the day afterwards though with one of my massive migraine headaches
Plan to gradually increase my Sunday LSR distance over the next few months (when I don't have a race) up to 20 miles. Gently, slowly. VLM beckons and I am starting to believe I can achieve this.
Hopefully the weather is kind for ShiYa and she is enjoying the music.
Glad you are back running Carpathius and I can confirm that the stretches HM4 kindly posted for me were excellent, really helped my back / hamstring problem.
Your interval training WM sounds tough, I have never trained with a club even though CIty of Norwich is just down the road, would be an experience
Good advice Daveo and enjoy Birmingham tomorrow.
Good time 7thSkip for a first Parkrun, my first was in the thirties last year.
Did a solid Parkrun today, 30 seconds outside my PB but feel I'm getting back there now after my recent heavy cold. Certainly did set me back last week, but now have more energy. Possibly my trip to Aberdeen and that morning run helped, loved the place.
Am doing my early Sunday morning LSR tomorrow. 14 miles will be my furthest ever and will try to complete in around 2h 10m.
Hope you all remain fit and healthy.