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Edinburgh marathoners past and present

Posted: 23/08/2012 at 19:50

Helllllooooooo all

I am back ... again and hopefully able to stay injury free and keep running WOO!!!! 

Been lazy, not read back...

Good to see the old die hards are still here lol 
LOVED the olympics, after us discussing the opening ceremony at the tour Can, it turned out to be fantastic  set the scene for a truly magnificent games 

I am training for East Neuk & River Ness 10Ks, so far so good, just building the miles up slowly but surely and the lang soaks are working a treat 
Am loving being able to run again and not feel like an old person the day after!! 

Edinburgh marathoners past and present

Posted: 21/11/2011 at 19:13
Hi all

Hey Jac good to see your back out there again I've felt like that before too.

Markk I can sympathise with you, although all my injuries have not been major stuff, its such a pain to get motivated and ready and then you get knocked back again!!

Well I got my new shoes yesterday, even after my little runs on the treadmill in the shop my hip was making itself known today, not exactly pain but still there!!! The video showed my left foot was kinda caving in the way on landing with my existing shoes so am hoping that was the problem and my new ones will do the trick and get my alignment back to normal!!! Time will tell and fingers crossed! Will give it a couple of days and then go out for a test mile.

Edinburgh marathoners past and present

Posted: 14/11/2011 at 18:46
Hi all, great to hear you had a fab 13.1 mile run Can Kiwi your mara/ultra episode sounds like a nightmare!!
Markk you are sooo bad

My hip pain (or whatever it is in that area!) made itself known again so am now not running till I get new shoes which will have to be this weekend. God I hope they do the trick!!

Scottish Runners

Posted: 10/11/2011 at 19:00
Hi all

Great news a about your pussycat TP

I got my hip area niggle back this week, nothing major, its just 'there'! So not running again till I get new shoes on Sunday. Will take my old ones and hopefully get some advice. If I still continue to get the pain then it will be a visit to sports physio to try to get to the bottom of what I've got

Have a fab weekend everyone, the weekend starts on Friday

Scottish Runners

Posted: 08/11/2011 at 19:06
Hi all

Fab report TP, sorry to hear about your pussycat, what a sin. I know we do everything we can for our pets but I still think vets will get as much money out of us instead of telling us what we maybe don't want to hear Whatever happens I hope she is comfortable.

Scottish Runners

Posted: 07/11/2011 at 17:46
Good reports from the ultra girls Still mad as hatters lol I must admit road running has lost its appeal to me too, London is an exception though There is a lot of grass around Glenrothes so am lucky when I go for a run I try to do a bit of both surfaces. I don't know about hill running malarky but trails are definitely good fun even with a few inclines thrown in!!

Hi FFB I am so looking forward to getting my mileage built up, its funny cos when you are injured in any way and not up to 'speed' with your normal training you feel incomplete!!! My favourite fitness is to be half marathon fit. Marathons are not my bag anymore as the training takes over your life lol but I have wanted to do London one more time so hopefully 2012 will go to plan then I can get fit for The Tour of Fife which I have had to pull out of for the last 2 years

A few guys at my work growing a tache, so far none look good lol

Scottish Runners

Posted: 06/11/2011 at 16:06
Well done to you Ultra ladies, Tricialitt, Elpeth and SueW. Awesome times aswell I remember you were aiming for an ultra Tricia, you are all mad LOL 26.2 is more than enough for me.. Great running from you all

Its the First I am going to try to follow, I say try because I have never been good at sticking to a training plan for one reason or another. I know if I could then I would get my sub 4.30. But I got a treadmill last year and am also going to get a cross trainer. So I'll give it my best shot!

Had a good 10 minute run with my boys today, I'll need to get my Garmin back from my son or I may just treat myself to a new one lol

Scottish Runners

Posted: 06/11/2011 at 09:34
Morning everyone

I've not been on RW for the last year, only managed 1 race at the beginning of the year and not much more than that last year due to various niggling injuries so have not felt like a runner

I got an acceptance for London and am hoping all my rest, some new shoes and a positive attitude will banish the problems I have had. I'm still not 100% niggle free but as I up my mileage I'll take it a week at a time and see what happens.

I recognise a few of the names on here and new ones aswell

PollyMc I'm starting from zero aswell and will be strict not to up my mileage too quickly even if I feel good!

I have missed my running and the feeling of empowerment that comes along with just being able to go out and run for an hour if you feel like it! I cycle to work so that has helped me keep a base fitness thankfully.

I'm looking forward to my 10 minute "long run" this morning with my 2 labradors. I only started running again in the last 2 weeks so my aim is to be up to 10 miles by the beginning of Jan to start a 16 week 3 day running/ 2 day cross training plan for London. So we'll see what happens!!!

Happy running folks

Edinburgh marathoners past and present

Posted: 02/11/2011 at 19:53
Evening all

Can, sorry to hear about your work or lack of it! Nightmare. Hope it picks up soon.

Just had a nice bowl of home made roasted veggie soup yum yum Should be doing some sort of housework but its amazing how the night goes in when you are keeping your laptop company lol

VLM 2012 first timers???

Posted: 02/11/2011 at 19:48
Hi all

Just thought I would pop in to say well done to everyone for making the step to train for and run a marathon

Someone did a few posts of advice, was it run also? Or something like that lol Great advice given there. I have run 5 marathons, 1 of them London in 08 and I got a place for next year too.

I've not run a mara for a couple of years and have had a few niggling injuries over the last couple of years so I am starting my training from a standing start so to speak! I cycle to work and have my base fitness but whether you are a total beginner or someone like myself. A big rule to follow is.

Don't up your weekly mileage more than the recommended 10% because its so easy to get carried away and want to do more. But that's when your body will object and you are more likely to pick up an injury.

On the subject of shoes, I would recommend going to a running shop where you get your gait videoed. A lot of runners are lucky that they can just buy online or off the shelf but that doesn't work for me and especially if you are starting out with running and obviously with marathon training you are putting your feet and legs through more than they have ever done! And you may think oh my feet feel fine but if your shoes are wrong for you then you will pick up leg injuries like shin splints etc which are normally shoe related!

There are loads of training plans to choose from, but for your first marathon as long as you build up your mileage and try to get that long run in every week then they will probably be very similar. Cross training every week does help too. That strengthens more muscles which you will be thankful for around that 26.2 miles

It is a hard gig but the better trained you are then the less painful it will be in those last 4 miles!! And whether you are running it in 2.50 or 5.20 it still hurts whatever!!

I didn't train enough for my first one (Edinburgh) and god those last miles were hard. I finished in 5.12 and vowed that night to do better 6 months later for my next one at Loch Ness. I did that one in 4.36 and that's still my PB so I am desperate to get my sub 4.30!!

London Mara is not for everyone but my mum was a Londoner and I always knew that one day I would run it!! So at the age of 42 I started running and that was nearly 8 years ago now. I hoped I could run London again in my 50th year and I got my wish... as long as I can stay uninjured!!! Its a 26.2 mile party and was no where near as congested as I thought it would be, apart from around The Cutty Sark.

You will pick up loads of information and advice on here, in magazines and searching the net. Soak it up like a sponge lol

Good luck and enjoy!!

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