Elizabeth Dix 4

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Hills everywhere, how to start?

Posted: 20/10/2016 at 13:44

I would suggest to start by walking up the hill then running at the top, once you are comfortable with this start to run part of the way up the hill and the walk the rest.  Over time slowly increase the distance you run up the hill and then one day you will run the whole way and it will be a good achievement.  It doesn't matter how slow you go the aim is to take it steady and build up to it.

wheelchair events

Posted: 18/10/2016 at 13:07

I know that some of the bigger events down here in the West Country such as the Bristol 10km and the Bristol Half Marathon have wheelchair athletes.  I hope they are not just elites and cover all abilities as the rest of the race does.  Is there a wheelchair athletes association who could help?

I hope you find some races soon.

Flexibility work

Posted: 29/09/2016 at 11:58

I go to Yoga at my gym and might be able to slot in some pilates soon.  Youtube has lots of yoga videos too.

How many days to run per week

Posted: 07/09/2016 at 12:33

I was going to say C25k too...  I guess that you are a lady Lynz so as well as running shoes you're going to need a decent sports bra too.

Most importantly listen to your body, enjoy yourself, celebrate every achievement no matter how small and good luck!


Posted: 01/09/2016 at 13:29

Bearing in mind Little Nells advice could you club together with some friends for an ereader, nice and light and can be operated with one hand.  Non Kindle ones can use books borrowed from the library for free too...

Painful shins

Posted: 31/08/2016 at 16:28

If you're going to the gym as well you could substitue a run for another activity for instance a Spin class or swimming which is lower impact.


Posted: 31/08/2016 at 14:03

I think a lot of people going through this would rather company and support.  How about arranging for a regular meet up or if geography prevents this regular Skype chats? Also practical help may be a nice idea, or how about books or DVDs for treatment and recovery time?

Horrendous long run!

Posted: 30/08/2016 at 13:20

Is there a running club near you that you can join?  I did my long runs with my running club (my marathon time was 4hr45mins so roughly where you want to be) and found the company and the advice from experienced distance runners incredibly helpful.  As for gels try several different ones, that's what the long slow run is for.  Oh yes and slow it down a bit...

Good luck!

Hair protection

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 10:53

That's the one WildWill!  I use it but don't know how effective it is there is also a conditioner I think?

My hair gets wet under the swimming hat too. Apparently if you get your hair wet before putting the hat on it absorbs less chlorine but again I don't know how effective that is either!

Hair protection

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 08:05

I wear a swimming hat...  Boots do an anti chlorine shampoo and shower gel in one which seems to wash off most of the smell but I am not sure how effective it actually is. 

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