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RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 29/07/2016 at 09:11

I'm going to sit out next month, so best of luck Team RW! 

I'm going on hols for a week, and will be awaiting the results of a scan on my troublesome foot (which is causing my lopsidedness and achilles problem on the other leg). 

Physio last night with acupuncture in both achilles and foot, then some ultrasound on the foot. I have never felt pain like it throughout the year of niggling, and she wonders if it could be a stress fracture. As I've continued running to date, it's just a case of keep going until I get the scan results. No idea how long that will take! Here's hoping I can get to the bottom of it once and for all!

Run strong! 


Posted: 26/07/2016 at 08:49

Well, the saga continues. Have now developed an achilles niggle in the other leg and have been told by the physio (& am feeling the same) that the orthotics are doing nothing for me. She says my gait is neutral, which is what the consultant also said initially when he advised me not to bother wasting money on orthotics! However, I didn't want to keep getting injections and thought it worth a try.

The upshot is a return to the consultant this week for further advice. I now find that just being on my feet all day is painful. Any sort of restrictive footwear makes it worse with the compression, and I'm not convinced that running or long distance walking worsens it as it's just niggly all the time. Here's hoping we can get it resolved this time.  

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 23/07/2016 at 07:28

Apologies for my lack of miles! I've picked up an Achilles niggle so was advised to rest. Been mountain biking instead & if anything, it appears to be stiffening up more in the morning. My trusted physio was on hols but is now back, so I'm going to see her next week for a 2nd opinion.

Hope you're all well & injury free!


Posted: 03/07/2016 at 10:09

I've suffered from vitiligo for a number of years, and unfortunately it's getting worse. My legs are now affected with white patches spreading, I have blotches on my face (particularly around my eyes), and I have very little pigment left in my hands.

I used to use P20 sun cream but found that I was beginning to burn on the areas that have lost the pigment. I then found Prosport and the F44 was great. However, I've gone online to order more to find that it appears to be out of stock due to a product recall.

I try to cover myself up as much as possible, but for running in the summer this is hard. I also really enjoy hill walking which means long days outdoors, and while I wear long sleeves at all times, I struggle to keep the sun completely off my face and hands (although I do wear a hat).

Does anyone have any recommendations for other sun protection that I could try? 

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 25/06/2016 at 18:43

Tough session of hill reps today ... due to run 6 x 3 minutes at 3k-5k race pace (6:35-6:55). Tried my best (might have done better with company?) and ended up running on average 7:07 pace instead. On the upside, by my calculation the gradient was steeper than last time I did this session and the pace was faster (3.3% outdoors rather than 2.5% at 7:35 on the treadmill), so maybe not quite so bad.

sub 4 marathon

Posted: 20/06/2016 at 06:41

Pfitzinger & Douglas - Advanced Marathoning. a serious plan, but if you're willing to put in the effort you'll reap the rewards. Build up the base mileage before taking it on. I used the 12 week/up to 55 miles, and took 14 mins off my PB on my 7th marathon (PB was set on my 2nd).

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 21:16

Bumped into Ben from the 401 challenge today - total accident having nipped out of work before returning for Parents Night. Great guy and lovely to chat and run a few miles with him and the group. 

Couch to 5k. Can I skip a week?

Posted: 20/05/2016 at 07:18

Take it steady and follow the plan. My sister and a couple of friends have followed it recently and found it much tougher in the second half. At that point my advice was to go back and repeat a week/weeks if they felt it useful. Last thing you want to do is push on and end up injured at the start.

You'll be running 5k soon enough, so enjoy the feeling of having it easy for now and let that build your confidence. 

Talkback: 48 runners disqualified from 10K for wearing headphones

Posted: 11/05/2016 at 20:31
Slowkoala wrote (see)
Big G - someone on there has pointed out that the little boy in 'The A Word' (the BBC drama about an autistic child) wore headphones all the time so the rule must be 'anti-disables' (her words, not mine).

As someone who works with young people with Autism I don't think this would be a great argument. If your sensory issues are such that you require ear defenders, discr aside, I reckon the last thing you'd be doing is lining up for a crowded race. Running, yes, but mass races maybe not. 

Personally, I'm delighted to see this! I don't really care one way or the other if people have music when running, but rules are rules and I do get sick of people ignoring race protocol and doing their own thing.

RW v Fetch June Running Challenge

Posted: 09/05/2016 at 18:58

Bit of a poor 5k race effort for me yesterday ... Thought I might have had a decent run as I warmed up well etc. In the grand scheme of things, time was okay - 22:0 - but splits were absolutely shocking! Mile 1 in 6:48, mile 2 in 7:03, and mile 3 in 7:28! 

There was a slight gradient in Mike 3 but nothing that bad. Aside from the unexpected heat and later start (12:15) I'm not sure what was ado. Hopefully next time I attempt to race it'll go better.

Back to training it is! 

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