Cathy, do you have a foam roller? We bought ours from Argos for about £20, and there are some exercises here on the RW site; using one does make a difference.
Sorry have been a bit quiet; few health issuse at the moment which are 'under investigation'. Still plodding along and managing a couple of runs a week, but low mileage. Super proud of my Hubby though; he ran his first Marathon two weeks ago in Bournemouth, sub 4 hours! My two teenage girls also ran their first 5k on the Saturday night (as did I), the 'sporty one' only beat the 'new to running but quietly training all summer' by a minute, so I foresee lots of healthy competition in the future.
If you'd said three years ago that our entire family would have gone away for a weekend to a running festival, I'd have laughed in your face!
Wow Rachel, seriously well done! That's rather a lot faster than my Half! Liking the sound of a race with beer!
Cathy, I know what you mean, I rarely do out-and-backs, even the runs from home tend to be slightly varied routes; but yesterday I wanted to run longer than I have done in months, and so opted for the Brunel Trail in Neyland as it's relatively flat (well a gentle uphill one way), so three miles of up and three miles of down. Everywhere else here is so hilly I just wanted a change.
Rest day today, then run with the ladies tomorrow night.
LOL Cathy. Body Pump is a brilliant weight-based class that I use for toning and cross-training. A lot of the exercises that Runner's World mag recommend for cross-training are part of it. DOMS is 'delayed onset muscle soreness', i.e when parts of you hurt the day after or even the day after that. So, BodyPump in duced DOMS is what makes everything sore, if, like me, you have had a month off classes and then go back .
Not sure about Snowdon; I think the most important factor will be weather on the day. The tram does need to be pre-booked, and that's if it's actually running that late in the year. I do live in Wales, so if I don't run it this time, I might suss it out for the next visit
Awesome Jae, ten miles is a long way! My DH uses Vaseline on his nipples, I think Bodyglide is an alternative, although a bit pricey. I don't think you're mad for the Isle of Wight thing at all, it would probably be a thought that I would have too. DH has said that we might be going to Snowdonia in October for a weekend with some friends, and my first question was 'how far up Snowdon, and can I run it?'. Given that I've never even walked it I'm not going to try, but this running lark does get you thinking, doesn't it?
Didn't run yesterday, my abs were still in bits after that Pilates session on Wednesday! Despite regularly suffering BodyPump-induced DOMS, this is like nothing I have ever experienced before (and so must really have hit the spot!!!). Hoping to get out today, but waiting for youngest to come home from a sleepover; she has taken up running, and we might go for a short one together. Both my girls and I are doing a 5k in four weeks, at the Bournemouth Running Festival (when DH does his first Marathon). Bizarrely, having done both a Half and a 10k, I have not actually run a 5k before, so it should be fun (plus it's at night and we all wear LED armbands). Bournemouth is my hometown, so I'm really looking forward to it. (and, unlike Pembrokeshire, it's FLAT ).
Ironman Wales here tomorrow, may go and watch, although forecast is rain.