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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!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 05/06/2016 at 07:45
I am way behind with the thread. All the best to MF and others racing today. Sorry you didn't make the cut off Shades but sounds like a sensible decision.
Mull was lovely. Hot and sunny everyday! I managed a few runs at beginning of week. I will try and post photos of my views. Is it possible on a phone?! I ran along Calgary beach, through woods, along a headland. Wonderful! On Wed my hubby and I climbed Ben More, the only Monroe on Mull. Very tough and haven't run since. Hopefully today I will. We did other walks, visited Iona, took a boat trip to Lunga and Staffa and lots more. Sad to leave.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 27/05/2016 at 16:44

Thanks SK and Shades, we went to Mull a couple of years ago. Same area, different cottage. Right on the beach, beautiful. Hopefully will get out for a few runs.

Hope everyone is ok and all the best to those racing this weekend.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/05/2016 at 09:22

Just popping in to say hi! I am still ticking over with the running and also swimming and doing a Zumba class. Going to Mull on Saturday for a week, looking forward to running in a different place

Aw Jugula, sorry to hear your Achilles is still a problem. What did the physio advise?

Hope all other Shadies ok.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 09:08

Jugula, how is your Achilles? How did you get on at the physio? Sorry if I have missed a post!

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