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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!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 22/05/2016 at 07:49

Good luck Shades and KK.

Hope all goes well today Big G

I am still running, swimming and doing Zumba. So pleased to run 2.5 miles with my younger daughter yesterday without stopping to walk! Looking good for race for life and hopefully park run soon.


Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/05/2016 at 18:54

Shades, sounds like you made a good decision and well done on your medal etc

SK congrats on your 50th park run! Cal and KK on your pbs and I am glad Ian that you enjoyed your first!

Louey I hope you had a good race.

Big G, enjoy Venice

I haven't run this weekend. I worked yesterday and felt very tired. Today I was going to run or swim late afternoon. I ended up gardening and then pressure washing the patios etc and now I am shattered. It proves to me I am always best running first thing before life gets in the way!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 18:39

Ian5 yes! Maybe go a bit earlier if you are not sure exactly where the start is and also there will be a pre race briefing. When you finish you will be given a finishers token. You then take the token and bar code to a person who scans both and gives you back your bar code. This puts your name to the finishing place. Not sure if this makes sense! You should then be emailed your time etc. All park runs vary slightly, but they are great! Perhaps make yourself known to one of the marshals wearing a high viz jacket who will be able to help you. Have fun!

I wonder if anyone else saw the clip about park run on the BBC news today as tomorrow there will be the millionth finisher! Thought it was a very good piece.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 13:06
Jugula, my therapist said my calves were very tight too. I have a foam roller too. Don't use it often enough... Hopefully you will have a plan for recovery. It is so tough being injured psychologically and physically. Do let us know how you get on.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/05/2016 at 07:57
Good luck to Shades and anyone else racing this weekend.
Jugula, sorry to hear about your ongoing Achilles problem, hopefully the physio will be able to help. Is it a sports physio you are seeing? I had warning sign of struggling to put weight on my foot yesterday morning. I did a gentle 3 miles and all was fine. My therapist has told me I will always have to be careful and look after my Achilles!

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 12/05/2016 at 10:00

Mowser, poor you, amazing that you finished, hope you are feeling better now.

I am lots better, still needing to rehydrate I think. Tuesday I went for a swim, yesterday Zumba and just been for a very gentle 3 miles this morning. Great to be back out there.

Big G sorry you can't run but hope you enjoy Venice. One bit of advice for Italy is making sure you check about dress codes for the churches. Definitely need to cover upper arms and I am not sure if you can wear shorts in them!

MF hope your 30k goes ok this weekend.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 10/05/2016 at 07:21
Xpost Jugula! When did you injure yours? Mine was nearly a year ago but the therapist thought it probably started years ago with me twisting my ankle. I didn't run at all for 3 months then built it up gradually. I also mix my running with other things that don't put pressure on the Achilles like swimming and cycling. I go to zumba but don't do high impact moves! I try to stretch before running and have a foam roller to use on my calves as the therapist says they are tight. Have you seen a sports therapist? I also haven't trained for a marathon this year but Shades has reassured me I should be ok to do so. I never was fast but have slowed down to enable me to keep running! Let me know if I can help in any other way. Must get up for work but will let you know if I think of anything else.
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