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Paris Marathon 2015

Posted: 17/12/2014 at 08:29

Dannir, I've done it! Booked my hotel for the Dopey challenge! Physio has cleared me to run. I'm planning to go very slowly and chase as much Disney bling as I can! Could be tricky, I'm darn slow on a good day so even slower will be positively slo mo! Can't wait! So excited after your fantastic review.  Thank you. 

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Posted: 16/12/2014 at 14:47

Eggy, love the idea of cancelling old age. Every year my class of 7 year olds ask how old I am. Every year I say "74" which is a huge exaggeration   Then they say "on no you're not!" in true pantomime style. This year the class just accepted my answer and carried on. Oh no!! Do I really look that worn out??!! 

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Posted: 16/12/2014 at 14:04

Hi T-D. Burning up here? No, come, come, what's a mere 34deg C for a training run today? Besides, I don't care, the Physio just gave me the ok to commence running again. Says she can't see why I couldn't be on the start line for Disney. So tonight I'm celebrating! 

Tomorrow when I'm out in 35deg I may be a tad less exuberant though! 

Happy winter running all you top of the world people!

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Posted: 15/12/2014 at 12:23

Hello all, just a quick message to Holly in a half shell. Thank you for suggesting calf guards, they're proving to be very useful. Not the least bit alluring, but helpful none the less. 

Physio very impressed with all the suggestions re rollers and stretches. Apparently you lot are more than a bit clever! I didn't mention just how many years of collective experience and wisdom are on here, she's definitely under 30 and I thought it might offend...

happy running everyone

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Posted: 14/12/2014 at 10:04

Hi there folks,

having followed your advice and rested my calf the Physio is allowing me to walk now. All good so far. 

Still wearing trainers to work (and everywhere else) and now calf guards too. Looks especially fetching with my pretty summer frocks! Temps here now mid 30's. 

Sounds like you're all making great strides with the Paris training. The Perth city to surf is on in August if anyone fancies a trip.....

How much training can I miss??

Posted: 10/12/2014 at 12:42

Thanks Sideburns, appreciate the positivity. Calf is definitely on the mend. Just as well really, that bloody bike and I do not see eye to eye!

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Posted: 08/12/2014 at 09:06

Dear Advice team,

I'm now four days pain free!! I've been on the bike and done lots of stretching and rollering.

When do you think it would be wise for me to try a run? Or what should I try before then? I'll keep stretching and calf lifting of course. Patience may not be my strength....

How much training can I miss??

Posted: 07/12/2014 at 02:43

About to commence bike and pool. 

Used roller yesterday and bit worse today. Not sure if that's nor al or whether my technique is wrong

How much training can I miss??

Posted: 06/12/2014 at 14:14

Was / am doing Jeff Gallokay because it matches the Disney race that I'm targeting. 

Now im doing calf stretches and rollers

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Posted: 06/12/2014 at 11:12

Thank you everyone. Went and tried calf guards on but they weren't really supporting the right bit. The sore bit is halfway between ankle and knee. By the time I got them tight enough there the wider bit of my calf was mega squished. 

So now I'm being very diligent and stretching on the naughty step and rollering in between. Haven't run all day and only a sedate walk round the supermarket. 

Frustrated? Me? You bet . 

Husband suitably disciplined and grovelling over very nice lunch at very nice restaurant. 

Thank you again. 

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