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Any runners with long term chronic illness? How do you do it?

Posted: 22/06/2015 at 16:56

Sorry tp hear that. You're not being self pitying at all: you're being really positive in a really hard time. And anyways: you're allowed to feel down, because it sucks.

 I hope that this flare up doesn't stay too long and you feel better again soon. 

Do you think aqua jogging would help? 


Panarama - Allan Wells - Drugs

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 22:36

Now QUorn.This is a bigger doping scandal. WHY EAT PROCESSED FOOD?????? This drives me mad.  I was so disappointed when he started pretending he ate quorn. 

Panarama - Allan Wells - Drugs

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 22:21

Not the Mo-bot.

Not the weeing (I won't start the 'number one' , 'number two' debate) marathon lady.


it's like learning the tooth fairy is not only your mum, but that the tooth fairy/mum forgot to leave you your 50p after she had butchered your mouth to pull the tooth out.


 Hard times. 

Any runners with long term chronic illness? How do you do it?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 21:54

totally.  Exercise is a good thing!  Have you tried aqua jogging? If you have joint pain it may help?  If exercising takes it's toil on your body, do one run as an aqua run once a week might help? it isn't as strenuous but still helps with training.  

Lots of people do 10k's in well over an hour withiout any health issues - so I wouldn't worry!  


Any runners with long term chronic illness? How do you do it?

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 20:29

Totally different illness to you, so may be completely different. I have a genetic disorder called HHT. Essentially it is an abnormal blood vessel thing that results in bleeds. it has various other symptoms such as anemia and fatigue. I have it very mild as far as I know. For me the main issue (currently) is fatigue.  

I'm a bit of a lazy arse. So it's hard to know if i'm using fatigue as an excuse at times.


i try and set realistic goals.

helping to recognise the symptoms does help: makes me realise it is valid what I am feeling

eat and drink as well as possible

and sleep!  Knowing that I have had a good nights sleep for 7+ hours helps me during the day as I tell myself: i am refreshed , I slept, I can do this run etc, 


what at does your GP or consultant doctor say?  

Half marathon

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 19:48

That sounds perfect.  And sounds like you are on track for a PB! we're meant to run 30 seconds + slower in long runs in training. So perhaps you can run at 10.15 ish miles in the race And get in for under 2:20. 


Good luck! 

Half marathon

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 17:57

I would do one or two 30 minute easy runs this week. Relax. Rest. And have nice strong legs for Sunday.


in terms of time: only you know if your time is achievable. If you have done a few 12 milers, you're more than ready for your half. What was your pace for your long runs?  A 2:24 half is I think about 11 minute miles or there abouts....my maths is rubbish so do check! 

Shouting at women when running

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 17:50

Cougie - are you stalking a newbie?!

a) who knows what was shouted

b) who knows why

c) whilst it is upsetting to be shouted at....it doesn't sound as though the person is always going to be there and that there isn't an ongoing threat. Perhaps put it down to new years day And someone being stupid. And not think it's anything about you. Just an arse being an arse. 

Shin splints and running first marathon at the end of the month

Posted: 08/06/2015 at 17:44

Congrats crazy fool! 

Next time you'll hopefully train better, or just train, and have THE MOST amazing PB! 

Can't run anymore

Posted: 31/05/2015 at 20:03

How fast are you running each run?  are you dong some slower than others, or going all out on each one?  If it's going all out on each one: don't.  

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