All the very best MF! Have a great race and enjoy your day Very sad for France and Paris.
Good to hear your plans Big G
I have been to see a sports therapist. She thinks my Achilles injury stems from turning my ankle 4-5 years ago. She says it should recover in time so I can run long distances again there will always be a weakness that I will have to be careful. She proceeded to treat me. It was torture! Never felt such pain! Lots of work on my calves and Achilles and stretching. She has given me exercises and said I can continue doing short runs avoiding hills. Achilles felt looser afterwards, no stiffness, just very tired. I am just happy that my dream of more marathons in the future might happen.
Good to hear other people's news. Hope you are ok SK.
Mowser, we had a few days away in Norfolk at half term, we walked from Cley to Blakeney. Beautiful. We also went to the beach. Challenging for running! We watched 2 seals in the sea for ages
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!