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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/10/2016 at 17:24

Jugula, well done! Brilliant! How were your Achilles during the race? Now?

I ask this as I have just entered another marathon...I haven't run one since May 15 just before my Achilles problem. I decided to enter York marathon, October 17. It is local, "Yorkshire flat", great support etc. It gives me a lot of time to gradually build up to the distance. I then decided to enter the Brass Monkey half in January, also in York. This involved setting my alarm and getting up to register at 6. Luckily I logged on at 5.55 as I was already 660 in the queue! Anyway I got a place which is great. I will also hopefully enter another half in the spring with my sister.

Hope you are feeling lots better Shades.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/10/2016 at 06:46
Shades, thanks will have a look at Stirling. Yes, Achilles worse on steep hills.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/10/2016 at 16:27

Great news on the vmlm ballot Big G and Jackygirl. I wasn't successful. I did run it in 2014 but wasn't well and would love to have another go. My dilemma is whether to run a different one. I have lost my confidence a bit as to if my Achilles will stand up to all the long runs. I would like a spring marathon with nice views and variety of countryside. It doesn't have to be big and it would be good if it was up north! Any recommendations would be good.

Well done Louey, great race report, sorry I missed you. I was the last marshal as you left the village, on the left. I could hear the bagpipes. I did try to call out peoples' names and said some crazy hopefully motivating comments. I just helped one lady who was injured and pulling out and answered a couple of questions. I loved marshalling! I saw a couple of friends and Mr Burton from "Educating Yorkshire"!

Amazing run Shades. You are an inspiration.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 09/10/2016 at 06:59

Waves! Up early as marshalling at York marathon today! I think some Shadies are running! Louey! Anyone else!? I will be at Stockton on the Forest between 5-7 miles. All the very best. I ran back in 2013. I will never forget running past the Minster, the amazing support and that hill at the end followed by the whoosh downhill to the finish! Have a great race!

I am still running but no races planned at the moment. Must rectify that soon! I have been busy with family challenges, including packing my daughter off to uni and

Must leave for York now. Hope everyone is well x

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 14/08/2016 at 18:27

Waves! Hope everyone is ok!

Quick resume: daughter home from Philippines after 6 months which is brilliant. We didn't run York 10k as I had to go and care for my sick mum. I managed two lovely runs in Dorset and was glad to be with my parents. My daughter and I have done a couple of park runs since she has come home which has been good. No races planned for the future, need to think about that when I return from France, off on my hols next week and will definitely take my running gear

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/07/2016 at 17:09

Hi everyone! Hope everyone is well. I am trying to do different exercise to lesson strain on my Achilles. I have been swimming but after a few lengths on my last swim I hurt the side of my other foot! So had to cut my swim short. The last couple of weeks I have been to circuit training. I stupidly did skipping last night. The instructor said I shouldn't have done it! I fortunately seem to have escaped additional problems. I think I am going to stick with my running and Zumba   On Sunday my younger daughter and I ran a hilly off road race for life. It was extremely moving with all the survival stories we heard before the race. A very different atmosphere than other races. My next race is York 10k that I will be running with my elder daughter who returns from the Philippines next week after 6 months volunteering

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 24/06/2016 at 07:08

Hello Molly!

Thank you everyone for your birthday wishes!

Can anyone recommend a spring marathon up north other than Windermere? I like the smaller ones with interesting scenery. I also wouldn't mind a bit of off road. This is presuming I don't get in to London....thank you.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 21/06/2016 at 11:20

Just popping in to say hi! Yeh!  Congratulations Big G on your marathon, recover well

Busy couple of weeks for me as I have just had a significant birthday! I was born when England won the football world cup. I have been out with work colleagues, had a small party and just returned from a lovely weekend in London with my 3 sisters. I have a spa trip planned when my daughter returns from the Philippines, meal out and possibly a city break in the Autumn....I actually feel better than 10 years ago, the year I started running! My goals are to run another marathon, look into off road trail running and maybe even an ultra......

Hope everyone is ok. Will try to read back on the thread when I have a mo

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 10:04

 Thank you Big G and Shades! Managed at last! Here is the view from just outside the cottage at Calgary Bay. It was great to run along the beach and out along the headland at the back of the photo. Also to paddle straight after my runs!


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 06/06/2016 at 07:37

MF, many congratulations, recover well.

Shades sorry to hear about your DOMS but glad you are a bit better today.

My legs are back to normal, just managed a gentle 4 miles, warm already!

Please can someone remind me how you make a photo small enough to post here? Thank you!

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