Beth Roberts

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Chris Froome being accused of doping!?

Posted: 27/07/2015 at 13:37

Well, it's all over now - what the hell am I going to watch in the evenings?!?!?!?

Chris Froome being accused of doping!?

Posted: 21/07/2015 at 14:11

And he managed to laugh about it in the interview afterwards.  Absolute legend.

On another note, Contador put in a serious acceleration to try to get away on the last climb.....don't hear anyone baying for his blood as a doper!!  And what about Nibali, who did actually manage to get away........ 

So happy today - couldnt walk to 10km

Posted: 17/07/2015 at 13:46

Wow, well done Alex, that's brilliant.  Your story really resonated with me as I have been going through something very similar (in 2013 I couldn't walk for more than 15 minutes) and late last year was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. 

I have just started very VERY gently jog/walking again and have invested in a pair of Hoka trainers as the cushioning is incredible.  I do 2 miles every 4 days with my little dog (he loves it) and so far I have not had any pain during or after each session.  I plan to continue doing this for a couple of months to get my body used to it before I very carefully up the distance and try to jog more than walk.  At the same time I'm starting to ride my bike again, so will get the benefit of some low impact training (and hopefully weight loss).  I also horse ride which helps to keep my joints moving and supple - sometimes it's harder work than running!!!

10k is amazing - but I agree with rodeoflip about taking your time with it all.  Maybe also try some swimming or cycling which will help strengthen your core and improve fitness - all will help in getting your 10k time down.  Also where you can try to run on grass, it's a little bit kinder than concrete.

Anyway, fantastic to hear you're on the mend and hope it continues to go well for you.

Chris Froome being accused of doping!?

Posted: 16/07/2015 at 13:01

Going back to the original comment though, if you watched the race Gerraint Thomas, Nairo Quintana and Ritchie Porte all put in amazing performances - funny that there's no baying for any of their blood.

A little encouragement needed!!

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:20

Good for you for getting out there.

I'm in the same boat - just started jog/walking again due to having a couple of years off and being diagnosed with a chronic pain condition that affects my joints - mainly my feet and ankles.

After realising I was starting to look like a blob, I have invested in a new pair of super cushioned trainers and am jog/walking for 2 miles, with my dog, every 4 days (it takes 4 days for my feet to recover again).  It's great to be back out doing this as I've really missed it, but for now, it's baby steps as I recondition my body to accept that this is ok and is not painful. 

I'm adding in some swimming and some cycling, so hopefully will be fighting fit this time next year. 

The breathing does get easier, it just takes time.  Don't push too hard too soon and you'll be just fine.  Also, maybe try jogging on the grass for less impact.

Best of luck anyway and hope it gets easier for you.

Chris Froome being accused of doping!?

Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:10

And so it begins - let's all have a pop at someone doing well in sport.  It couldn't possibly be anything to do with the amount of training and preparation that has been undertaken along with natural talent.  Oh no, if someone is doing well, we'll just tar them with the same brush as all the other doping cheats!!!!! 


How long do you trainers last?

Posted: 07/07/2015 at 13:40

I was running 3 times per week Cougie, so not really excessive mileage I guess.  That said, I have always had the uncanny knack of making shoes and trainers last a fair while - I had one pair of boots for 6 years (give or take some re-heeling and re-soling).  


How long do you trainers last?

Posted: 06/07/2015 at 12:49

wow, changing every 3 months...., yes, that does sound excessive.  Even when I was training properly (for half marathons) I would have a pair of trainers for at least 12 to 18 months. 

Are you sure they're the right type of trainer for you?

Grrr - running clubs

Posted: 11/06/2015 at 14:13

I stopped running with a local club as they were so cliquey and frankly because I was a slow beginner looked at me as if to say why are you even here...!! 

Also, they run one of the well attended ParkRuns in the area and sometimes my OH will run that one as it has a very challenging hill.  The very first time we went there, I was chatting to one of the organisers who was asking where we usually go, when I told him he was like, "oh they're not runners are they, they're more interested in what you're wearing instead of how fast you are" to which I retorted, "I don't find that myself, however they are more friendly" and promptly walked off. 

Panarama - Allan Wells - Drugs

Posted: 04/06/2015 at 13:19

Obviously there aren't enough consequences of a severe enough nature to stop people from doping in the first place.

For me, anyone caught doping should be banned from the sport, for life.  End of.

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