Big G lovely photo of you and Emmy. Glad you are having a good weekend. Sorry you didn't get to run the marathon.
KK I ran the first York marathon in 2013 and marshalled last year. It is a great well organised event. I will never forget the roar as you run past the Minster (even for slowies like me!) and the euphoria of the downhill finish after climbing up Green Dykes Lane. I hope you have a good race
I am after some advice from you kind people please. I am gradually returning to running. I try to do 3 short runs a week of no more than 3.75 miles at the most. My Achilles seems fine but I am avoiding steep hills (hard in hilly North Yorkshire). I am running on feel, don't take my garmin and try to run on softer surfaces as much as possible. I didn't get into London which is a relief really. I have the idea of not entering a spring marathon next year but just keeping up the gentle running and also cycling. I feel I can accept that if I might be able to train for a marathon in 18 months time. My physio hinted the long training runs are what has caused my Achilles problems and I will always have a weakness here. But I miss my long runs and the goal of a race to aim for. One fellow runner has suggested Hokas which I know you use Shades. I wonder if they would help. I would have to buy mens because of my large shoe size! I don't have pain but still have a lump on my Achilles. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!
Big G my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Going to the beach and raising a glass sounds a lovely idea.
Some great running going on
I am still running very gently and not too far. Achilles ok. Glad to be running again
Just lost a long post! Glad you have had restful day Shades and got out for a run.
Lots of talk of Achilles. I will share my experience and would appreciate other people's thoughts and advice. 3 months ago I injured my Achilles. I was advised by my physio to rest completely from running. I did exercises eg heel raises, swimming and cycling. A couple of weeks ago my physio gave me the ok to start running again gently. She has advised me not to run long distance and to run as much as I can on soft surfaces. I will be very disappointed if I can not run half marathons or marathons but would rather run shorter distances than not at all. I returned to park run yesterday, which was great but felt the Achilles on the hills. I know I am not fully recovered as I sill struggle to put weight on my foot some mornings. So I am just taking things steady and plan to hopefully build up my running but also cycle and swim.