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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 16:56
CONGRATULATIONS MF! Enjoy your celebrations

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/11/2015 at 08:22
All the very best MF! Have a great race and enjoy your day Very sad for France and Paris.
Good to hear your plans Big G
I have been to see a sports therapist. She thinks my Achilles injury stems from turning my ankle 4-5 years ago. She says it should recover in time so I can run long distances again there will always be a weakness that I will have to be careful. She proceeded to treat me. It was torture! Never felt such pain! Lots of work on my calves and Achilles and stretching. She has given me exercises and said I can continue doing short runs avoiding hills. Achilles felt looser afterwards, no stiffness, just very tired. I am just happy that my dream of more marathons in the future might happen.
Good to hear other people's news. Hope you are ok SK.
Mowser, we had a few days away in Norfolk at half term, we walked from Cley to Blakeney. Beautiful. We also went to the beach. Challenging for running! We watched 2 seals in the sea for ages

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 07/10/2015 at 06:34
Thankyou Shades, KK and Louey for your Achilles advice. Will give those exercises a go Louey. Hope you have recovered from your fall. Sounded scary. All the best for 17th.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 05/10/2015 at 14:50


SK congrats on your sub 40 10k

Big G lovely photo of you and Emmy. Glad you are having a good weekend. Sorry you didn't get to run the marathon.

KK I ran the first York marathon in 2013 and marshalled last year. It is a great well organised event. I will never forget the roar as you run past the Minster (even for slowies like me!) and the euphoria of the downhill finish after climbing up Green Dykes Lane. I hope you have a good race

 I am after some advice from you kind people please. I am gradually returning to running. I try to do 3 short runs a week of no more than 3.75 miles at the most. My Achilles seems fine but I am avoiding steep hills (hard in hilly North Yorkshire). I am running on feel, don't take my garmin and try to run on softer surfaces as much as possible. I didn't get into London which is a relief really. I have the idea of not entering a spring marathon next year but just keeping up the gentle running and also cycling. I feel I can accept that if I might be able to train for a marathon in 18 months time. My physio hinted the long training runs are what has caused my Achilles problems and I will always have a weakness here. But I miss my long runs and the goal of a race to aim for. One fellow runner has suggested Hokas which I know you use Shades. I wonder if they would help. I would have to buy mens because of my large shoe size! I don't have pain but still have a lump on my Achilles. Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/09/2015 at 06:35
Thankyou so much Big G for sharing that. You are so brave and absolutely Claire is proud of you. Take good care of yourself and keep doing what you are doing x (())

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 19/09/2015 at 17:33
Big G my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Going to the beach and raising a glass sounds a lovely idea.
Some great running going on
I am still running very gently and not too far. Achilles ok. Glad to be running again

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/08/2015 at 14:21

Just lost a long post! Glad you have had restful day Shades and got out for a run.

Lots of talk of Achilles. I will share my experience and would appreciate other people's thoughts and advice. 3 months ago I injured my Achilles. I was advised by my physio to rest completely from running. I did exercises eg heel raises, swimming and cycling. A couple of weeks ago my physio gave me the ok to start running again gently. She has advised me not to run long distance and to run as much as I can on soft surfaces. I will be very disappointed if I can not run half marathons or marathons but would rather run shorter distances than not at all. I returned to park run yesterday, which was great but felt the Achilles on the hills. I know I am not fully recovered as I sill struggle to put weight on my foot some mornings. So I am just taking things steady and plan to hopefully build up my running but also cycle and swim.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/08/2015 at 16:52

Shades, I just popped into the forum and read your news. I am so sorry. I echo what MF says, that you were a good daughter to your mum. Take care of yourself. 

London Marathon Runners and Supporters Thread

Posted: 30/03/2015 at 17:02
Happy memories of a year ago! 17 miles was a difficult time for me and I was so happy to see the balloons at Mudchute, the hug and encouraging words from Super Caz helped me on my way. Thankyou! X
No VMLM for me this year but Windermere instead...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/01/2015 at 16:24
((Big G)) I have just had quick look at the thread and I am so shocked by your news. I am very sorry for your loss. So sad and tragic. You and Stephs family are in my prayers.
Been unwell on and off since new year. Managing a few gentle runs but hope to build that up soon.
Hope everyone else is ok.
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