Beth Roberts

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A hairy story...

Posted: 16/04/2014 at 16:33

Apparently when I was a toddler if I saw a man with a beard I would scream blue murder until he was out of sight....................... go figure!!

Can Mo Farah win in London?

Posted: 11/04/2014 at 12:48

I can't wait to watch it and really really hope Mo can win, like others have said, it's a big ask and he's up against a class field.  I will also be shouting for David Weir - hope he comes through in his category.  Overall it's going to be an amazing and exciting race - good luck to all of the runners, not just elites. 

My OH will be setting up his turbo trainer in the front room just so that he can watch while he trains!!


Posted: 10/04/2014 at 13:06

I think, which bit of me hurts the most at that moment, how many more times is my dog going to stop for an unnecessary wee, where is the nearest bin to deposit the poo bag (his, not mine!!), what I'm going to cook for tea later etc etc.   

London smog and the Marathon.

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 12:42

No pollution problems up here in Manchester - it's clear as a bell..... 

Good ideas for RW articles

Posted: 03/04/2014 at 12:42

What about some health stuff? 

'Chronic pain syndrome - how to manage your pain while getting back into running'.

just one idea.................

So, the kids want a dog...

Posted: 02/04/2014 at 13:07

Beautiful dog and really great that you decided to rescue.  Hope you and your new running buddy have a long and happy future on the trails.

For all of us slower runners out there

Posted: 27/03/2014 at 13:02

Great article - however I would dispute that running clubs are friendly and happy to run at the slowest runner's pace.  Not the experience I had at my local running club, and the main reason I stopped going.

Shin splints

Posted: 19/03/2014 at 13:31

Ouch, you have my sympathy, shin splints are horrid! 

When I had mine, I was unable to run for roughly the same amount of time, but with the help of my friend who is a fabulous physio, I got back to running.  Basically, I rested, iced the painful areas and rolled (with a rolling pin, because I'm hardcore...., but you could just use a foam roller) all of the main muscles in your legs for 30 seconds per area - even the little bit of muscle at the front of your shin, it really hurts, but it works.  Stretch your leg muscles a couple of times a day, tight muscles exacerbate the issue.  I also had a gait analysis and changed my trainers because it turned out I over pronate and normal/neutral trainers weren't supportive enough.  The other thing is my physio told me that I had very weak glutes which could also have been the culprit, so she gave me exercises to strengthen them up.  It's amazing what knock on effects you can have for a weakness in one part of your body.

After the pain wore off, I began doing gentle jog/walks on grass every couple of days and gradually built up from there.  The shin splints finally went and I could run pain free.

Get yourself a good sports physio and a gait analysis - doctors are useless when it comes to stuff like this.  Hope you get sorted soon.

Do you time all your runs

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 12:54

I'm just getting back into running after a year or so off.  I always did time my runs before and I always do now, mainly because I'm a bit geeky about the info my garmin provides and I like to see the rough calorie burn etc.  Plus, like others have said, it's a good way of keeping track of the mileage covered in your trainers.

What type of milk do you drink?

Posted: 12/03/2014 at 12:47

Hate milk of any kind...... only have it on cereal, and the bare minimum (semi skimmed) at that.   Never take it in tea or coffee.  Vile substance!

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