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What is the one thing above all you think / worry about in relation to running?

Posted: 04/08/2016 at 21:47

The only thing I ever worry about is waking up one day and discovering i've lost the ability to actually run at all. 

If your times bother you then leave the watch at home and run into the hills. You'll have no idea how far or fast you've been making it irrelevant. You can tell yourself it was 7m/m pace if it makes you feel better.

Worries about life are easily dealt with (or forgotten about) on a run.

Keys should never be an issue. Surely you have one item of running clobber that has a pocket or zip?

I live in the country so needing a poo isn't an issue. I have had to stop on a couple of occasions, retrieved emergency wet wipe from shorts, and done the business. I've been watched by approximately 40 sheep on one occasion and a herd of cows on another. The only time I ever really got a little worried was under a motorway bridge. I've no idea why as everyone was doing 70mph, how the hell were they going to see me, let alone recognise or identify me?


how to measure runs...

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 19:24

When I started running I recorded my runs in a diary, keeping nothing but the time spent on my feet. Looking back over it, it was great to see the gains in how long I was spending running. I have no idea what the pace was (probably for the best) but I was so proud to write 60 minutes non stop after a number of weeks building up. It's such a great motivator. Good luck with your training and +1 for strava.

The Thousand Mile Club

Posted: 30/03/2016 at 19:17

That's a bummer Matt but rest is definitely best and get yourself seen to. The sooner you're diagnosed the sooner you'l be recovering and returning. 

 500 miles Harmander! 

My legs were also heavy today Mutley, like running through treacle. Got through it though and had a good stretch. 4.95 miles done.

Mar - 74.09

2016 - 235.63

Climb - 14,385 feet

The Thousand Mile Club

Posted: 28/03/2016 at 20:13

No long run this weekend, just lots of chocolate. Nice run with Mrs JR today with my youngest on his bike, 3.45 easy miles around the country lanes. Had a very rested weekend but looking foward to training stepping up this week as it's 5 weeks until the Hartland Heartbreaker now. 

Mar - 69.14

2016 - 231.68

Climb - 14,277 feet

Will I be ready?

Posted: 26/03/2016 at 10:39

Why haven't you been able to train? If it's because of injury are you okay to resume running for sure?

If it's not due to injury, in which case I would ask professional advice from a physio, you've plenty of time. You're way ahead of a beginner in the sense you've already done a marathon even if it was 8 years ago so you know what it takes to complete one. If you can run 14 miles now you're on track with any 16 week schedule I would think. The fact it's multi terrain and there's plenty of climb suggests time will not be an issue or target for you.

Personally I would run as long as training continues to go well from now and you're happy to accept you may take a little longer than if you'd completed a straight forward training plan without a gap for whatever reason.

The Thousand Mile Club

Posted: 25/03/2016 at 13:48

That's settled then, trail running is better than road

I ran the Kilmington Kanter this morning, a 7ish mile multi terrain run with two challenging hills giving me another 750 feet of climb.....and a couple of fast downhill sections too. There was a bit of everything with road, trail, woodland, fields, bogs, two sodding great hills and a superfast downhill trail that I really enjoyed letting myself go down. Very well organised, lovely sunny weather and a hot cross bun ready and waiting (and still warm) at the finish. Will be back next year.

Mar - 65.79

2016 - 228.23

Climb - 14103 feet

The Thousand Mile Club

Posted: 24/03/2016 at 22:01

Zouse, I much prefer trail running. I find it much easier on the legs as you're using different muscles at different times. Much less pounding and although slower due to the terrain the views are guaranteed to be better than from a road. The muscles take time to get used to the demands but as Mutley says the joints are given much less of a pounding.

SIS Sport Gel Problems

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 20:13

Even though I do generally manage to tear the tab right off I simply put it inside the main wrapper when i've had the gel. It sticks to the inside of the wrapper so you never drop it.

The Thousand Mile Club

Posted: 23/03/2016 at 20:09

Hopefully the rest from running will do you good Stylish, have a good trip.

Not good Andrew! Glad you're recovered.

I feel your pain anniesophie but it's good you've no reaction when walking. I'm sure it won't be long before you're able to resume your running.

Very gentle 5 miles tonight taking in some lovely views on my run. There's a 7 mile multi terrain run Friday morning an hour up the road, i'm very tempted to go along. It has two challenging hills, both over a mile long so that means loads of downhill too! Plus 9 styles and some lovely trails judging by their facebook page.

 Mar - 58.72

2016 - 221.16

Climb - 13,355ft

The Thousand Mile Club

Posted: 21/03/2016 at 20:27

Not run since last Wednesday due to various commitments and early starts but back out this evening on fresh legs so the easy run turned into a progression run. Felt good. 3.75 miles done.

March - 53.72

2016 - 216.16

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