lily of the valley

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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 01/02/2016 at 07:32
Louey, thanks my daughter is having an amazing, interesting and very challenging experience. We skyped for nearly an hour yesterday which was just wonderful what marathon are you training for? I use a foam roller too, recommended by a sports therapist. Just gently on my calves.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 30/01/2016 at 08:02
Thankyou SK and Shades, we whats app quite a lot. Hopefully skyping soon.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 28/01/2016 at 16:19
Hi everyone!
Sorry I have not posted for a while. Life has been hectic and last Friday my 19 year old flew to the Philippines to volunteer for 6 months. I am so proud of her but miss her desperately
I did my longest run in 8 months this morning. Hilly 6 miles. Feel ok. Achilles holding up. I also go on our exercise bike and muddle my way through a weekly zumba class!
I hope everyone is well.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 04/01/2016 at 07:55
Happy New Year Shadies!
Welcome to new forum members. Congratulations to Mowser on 300 (plus) marathons and everyone else on great running. My goal is to train well and avoid injury for the Surrey half in March. I am just happy to be running again

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/12/2015 at 12:43
Hope everyone had a nice Christmas day. I went out for a run this morning and ended up walking on the verge as lots of roads were flooded. Eventually I gave in and ran through the water. Freezing feet and then toasty warm as my feet warmed the water! Just been out again to see the Boxing Day meet. Hopefully it will stop raining soon...

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/12/2015 at 07:59
Just popping in to wish everyone a happy and peaceful Christmas!
Sorry I have not been posting. Work and family life have been hectic.
Sports therapist has given me the ok to run. Have to look after my Achilles. Still running slowly and not very far but plan to pick things up after Christmas and maybe enter the Surrey half with my sister in March

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!

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