Latest posts by DavidMR2

1 to 10 of 35

The Lomas Distribution Buxton Half Marathon

Posted: 06/05/2014 at 21:22

Hi Beverley, I'm entered for my first crack at Buxton, and looking forward to it. Just one question, do we collect race numbers on the day or will they come out in the post?

Loch Ness marathon 2014

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 20:17

I'm in and looking forward to it.

Training not going as planned, having a few issues with my right heel due to Haglunds but hopefully now I've cut the hard plastic out of the heel in my running shoes, I've found a method that will keep the mileage increasing.

Garmin Connect Lap time Issue

Posted: 20/02/2014 at 21:05

MarkGregs I have the same problem only started this week. Other issues are different like splits show on dashboard but not when you go to more detail????

There was a message saying they are going to have a makeover so maybe it's connected?

Very annoying though.

groin pain for 6 months

Posted: 23/01/2013 at 21:46
My symptoms seem exactly the same as yours to infinity and beyond.
Currently able to run through the discomfort but the following day my painful right hip and groin certainly restrict my movement. A further 24-48 hours later and it has cleared up until I run again.
I previously suffered with a tight IT band on my right leg, which was sorted by one physio visit and following some stretching exercises, all relatively quickly.
I think my problem is possibly associated with a back injury I suffered a few years ago (slipped disk L3/L4). When I started exercising and running last March/April I started using a personal trainer to work on strengthening my core. This did wonders for my back and I went months without any back pain (unless I did something stupid). I stopped using the personal training at the end if October and in all honesty my core exercises have ceased since. These problems started during December, previous to this my hip/groin were pain free.
I'm going to start working on my core and get back to my personal trainer in March, in the hope that my problem will clear up.


Posted: 11/01/2013 at 20:13
Not me

Couch to half marathon

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 22:35
Hi Emily,
Glad you've taken the first step. Don't worry about feeling tired and out of breath. This happens to everyone when we start from scratch.
Stick to the plan, if necessary repeat certain weeks if it proves a little difficult, no shame in that.
Take your time, the important thing is that you've taken the first steps.

2013 New Year New PB's

Posted: 31/12/2012 at 12:39

Sub 22 min 5k (currently 23m 30s)

Sub 36 min 5m (currently 38m 36s)

Sub 45 min 10k (currently 49m 40s)

Sub 1 hr 45 min half marathon (currently 1hr 58m 15s)

Joined a running club 5 weeks ago and already experiencing improvements due to a more structured approach to training. Hopefully, I can stay fit and healthy in 2013 and achieve my goals.

Couch to half marathon

Posted: 30/12/2012 at 21:29
Couch to half marathon is possible, but you'll need to be dedicated and follow a decent plan focusing on just finishing and not a good time.
Most important build your mileage slowly, and remember rest days are just as important as running days.
As has been suggested give a local Parkrun a try, they are great fun and a great first target of achieving 5k without walking.
Keep us posted on your progress and let us help keep you motivated.

Wheaton Aston Roman 10K

Posted: 27/12/2012 at 17:14
Very enjoyable event despite the weather conditions.

Well organised and well marshalled.

Wheaton Aston Roman 10K

Posted: 14/12/2012 at 19:09
Copied from their website

As at 13 December 2012 there are nearly 500 entries so enter now to guarantee a place.

I'm looking forward to it, so book your place now.
1 to 10 of 35

Discussions started by DavidMR2

DavidMR2 has not started any discussions