Elizabeth Dix 4

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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. 

Another try

Posted: 11/08/2016 at 11:54

Well done for getting out there!  I find nice scenery really helps too so it's great you have a nice route.

Another try

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 15:53

Wise words from Seren. SInce having my daughter I have been struggling with my performance too, I am much slower now than I was but I am still running!  I cannot run as far without risking pain from my pelvis (over 2 years later) and am slower than I was.  So now I just concentrate on improving from where I am and setting post baby PBs instead.  Rather than worry about distance I do (short) triathlons now.  All that matters is that you are trying to improve and your progress now, easier said than done!

One star design

Posted: 09/08/2016 at 12:57

The vast majority of ladies running apparel!

1) The tops are either too tight/too low cut/too short/pink!

2) Tops with built in sports bras are just a joke if you are not flat chested

3) The shorts are either too short so women who do not have thigh gaps chafe or are capris which I cannot stand when it gets slightly warm!

3) Not all women like pink!

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