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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 01/05/2016 at 09:26
Big G, thankyou for sharing the photos. Hope you are ok and that the marshalling went well.
Shades all the best for today. I grew up in Dorset and my parents still live there. Lovely place.
Got my number for Leeds yesterday. Looking forward to it. Won't be the most exciting course but easy to get to and we know where is good to park etc!
Jugula, hope you continue to run. I definitely feel happier when I run. Have you thought about swimming? At mo I try to go once a week and really push myself. There is no strain on my Achilles. Cycling is also ok. I have started to read Marathon man Rob Young's book. It is making me feel that nothing is impossible!!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 29/04/2016 at 08:39
Aw Big G (()) thinking of you today xx

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/04/2016 at 17:10

Big G, so sorry to hear you are unwell. Rest and get well soon. Really does not seem like you are well enough to run a marathon in a few days. But there will be others.

I had a lovely 8 mile run yesterday. Lots of spring lambs, flowers etc my last "long" run before Leeds half. I will keep ticking over till then. Could feel my Achilles today so went for a swim. I try to push myself and now am up to 50 lengths. Had to stop at 45 as could feel a twinge in my ITB! Feel ok now. Zumba tomorrow then will hopefully run again on Thursday. Am planning at sometime to do the 3.2 miles in memory of the chap who died at London. That was how far he was from the finish


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 16:17
Congratulations Jacky

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 14:16
Many congratulations to Iain and SK! Hope you enjoyed your race and recover well. I am still glued to the TV coverage!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 24/04/2016 at 07:43
Great photo Iain! All the best for today!
I am catching up various running programmes before the London marathon coverage starts.
Mini 17 sec pb for me at park run. Hubby thinks he is my lucky mascot!
My Garmin has broken. Wondering whether to get something like a fitbit. I wonder what other people can recommend? Thankyou!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 18:01
Sorry about your injury MF. Hope things improve soon.
What volunteering role do you have KK? Generally runners are very grateful to the marshals. You'll be fine. My husband is cycling to fountains Abbey to meet me. I will drive and do park run. Then after coffee we will drive back together.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/04/2016 at 14:50

All the very best to SK, Iain, Jackygirl and Topsec for London. Enjoy your day and have a great race  I am a little envious...hopefully next year I will get in on the ballot and my Achilles will be better! Wishful thinking. I am considering donating my fee and having a chance of 1000 (?) more places.

Shades I ran that doomed Sunderland marathon in 2013. It was bleak, so many out and backs, they were packing away before I finished and I had to ask some other runners the way to the finish! I was so relieved to finish and then found out it was undermeasured or rather we all went wrong. I do say I have run 5 marathons but deep down I know it wasn't quite marathon distance!


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/04/2016 at 06:30

Congratulations Catalin, Steve and Louey on Brighton! Be proud and recover well. Also Shades and Mowser.

I have never dropped a bag at a run but may need to at Leeds half. Best toilet queues were London for me. Each queue led to about 10 portaloos and were run by a marshal. I even managed to go round twice! It was stress you could have done with out at Brighton.

Shades, I am not a member of a running club. There is a good one in my town that I may consider joining in the future. I am nervous about long training runs aggravating my Achilles. I had a good swim yesterday and in the  morning had a lovely walk at Fountains Abbey. I hope to return there next week for park run, Sure you will love park run Cal.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 16/04/2016 at 06:30

All the very best to those running Brighton, Shades Llanelli and any others I have missed out. Shades I feel I have unfinished business at London! I was sick the night before I ran it in 2014 and the race was a struggle. All the things that should of helped me like sunshine and constant cheering were the bits that I found hard. If I run I know I would have a lot of family support from my extended family who live down south. But the chances of me getting in are SO slim! I will see how my Achilles is over the next few months and then reassess. I would like to run another marathon!

Jugula, I feel for you! I try to do heel drops and also stretch my calves and have seen a sports therapist. My problem stems back to twisting my ankle 5+ years ago apparently. I am told it will always be there and need looking after. Sure you will be able to run again. When is your marathon?

Working today, shame as I would like to go to park run .. 

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