Elise B7

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Jeff Galloway approach to R/W/R London Marathon 2014 -Help!

Posted: 17/06/2014 at 18:41

Leigh, nice to have another Newbie to discuss things with 

Bad news I'm afraid, after Sundays run, my right shin hurt a little bit and by the time I went to bed, it was agony when walking. Yesterday the pain wasn't too bad until I bent down, but when I got home from work, it was really hurting again. Iced it and kept my leg elevated as much as I can, but I think I have shin splints  So disappointing as I was really getting into the plan. Hopefully I'm not out of action too long. It already feels better today as I haven't been on my feet as much!


Hope all is well with everyone else x

Jeff Galloway approach to R/W/R London Marathon 2014 -Help!

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 15:08

Glad to hear everyone is getting on ok in the heat!

Pleased to announce that I completed 4 miles on Wednesday, which is my furthest yet! No side effects to report either so I'm very pleased about that  Took me about 55 minutes.

Also did a 2 mile run this morning in 26 minutes 40 seconds which was quicker than usual. Loving this method!

Jeff Galloway approach to R/W/R London Marathon 2014 -Help!

Posted: 08/06/2014 at 15:06

Thanks for confirming the stitch. Went out for a 30 min R/W today and felt it pulling a bit about half way through the run, but thankfully it didn't materialize into a full blown stitch! Was quite warm out there, but thankfully the route I ran was quite shady 

Thank you all again for your help!

Jeff Galloway approach to R/W/R London Marathon 2014 -Help!

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 20:45

So I went for the 30 minute run today doing 30/30 splits and all was fairly ok... (found it a bit harder today for some reason), but after 25 minutes I got this terrible stabbing pain from the bottom of my ribs down towards my belly button on the right hand side  Felt a bit like a stitch but about 10 times worse! I actually couldn't even walk and had to sit down until the pain eased and even then, I couldn't carry on the last run segments. Never had a stitch as bad as that before (assuming it is a stitch?). Anyone got any tips?

Jeff Galloway approach to R/W/R London Marathon 2014 -Help!

Posted: 05/06/2014 at 16:48

Thank you Chris
Did just over 3 miles yesterday and didn't find it too hard... Had to walk through a couple of the last 10 run segments, but other than that, I was pleased with myself!

Jeff Galloway approach to R/W/R London Marathon 2014 -Help!

Posted: 03/06/2014 at 18:52

Thanks for the info Chris
Great pics by the way!!


So if my Half Marathon is Feb 2015, should I do the JG program twice, or do each week twice (if you see what I mean?!). Was thinking of doing the program twice and up the RunWalk ratios on the second time?

Jeff Galloway approach to R/W/R London Marathon 2014 -Help!

Posted: 01/06/2014 at 20:14

Hi Guys,

Quick question, how easy is it to increase your walk/run splits? Is it easy to say start with 30/30secs and then up it to 45/30secs?

Beginner Half Marathon Program (for Feb 2015)

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 20:15

Thanks for the help guys  Ran 1 Mile today in 12.44 (although I found it very difficult and I had to have a few walk breaks after about 0.6 Miles).

Philomena Cunk wrote (see)

Good luck with the half marathon. No advice to give since I've never head of fibromylgia but I just wanted to say how much I admire you Elise.

Wow, I don't know what to say! Can't say many people have admired me before, so thanks for your kind words. They mean a lot! I've just got to a point now where I have had Fibromyalgia for 4 years now (I'm only 20 years old!!) and I sat there too scared to do any exercise in case it sets my pain off, when in reality I'd done no exercise for 4 years and was still in pain 5-6 times a week. I've got to the point now where I'm saying F**K it and starting to get my fitness up. Chances are I would have been in pain anyway!

Beginner Half Marathon Program (for Feb 2015)

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 10:46
Medicalert wrote (see)

Possibly, you more than most are going to have to listen to what your body tells you. It is usually recommended to up the distance about 10% a week, but that can be slow progress if you are starting at 1 mile.

It really depends on what you can manage.

If you did c25k in December, have you let that training slide or did you not finish the plan?

The first few weeks are going to be tough. Your body will resist the idea of running for a bit but it comes round to the idea in the end!

Thank you
I started it in November and got maybe half of the way through. Then I got Bronchitis and Tonsillitis over Christmas/New Year but it wiped me out for about 4 weeks. I started again late Jan from about week 3 and built it up slowly, but I did it on a treadmill and listened to the advice of go as slow as you need to. That meant that for the longer runs of the plan (about 15 minutes+ ) I was going at 4.5mph on the treadmill. I then did a 3 Mile Sport Relief Race at the end of March and struggled to run as slow as I was used to, so I did a mixture of Run/Walk and finished in 36 mins. Soon after the 3 mile race I got a Sinus infection which kept me at bay for another couple of weeks and then a few weeks ago, I decided to start from scratch and actually run outside 

Thanks for your help so far!

Beginner Half Marathon Program (for Feb 2015)

Posted: 01/05/2014 at 09:58

Thanks for the help guys 

I did the c25k in December and found it a challange. I completed the distance fine but I found that I struggled to adapt from say, running 10 minutes, walking 2 running 10, to constant running for 20 minutes. Think it was more a mental thing than stamina wise!
Tempted to start running constantly for 1 mile, then maybe upping it by 0.5 miles every 10 Days - 2 weeks until I can run enough miles to go onto the 10k Programmes? Do you think that would work?

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