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Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Today at 08:01

Great racing results there everyone.. well done!

Cal - 18mths off.. eeeek! Just one month is feeling like forever right now 

Shades - I don't think you need to worry about doing push ups with all that gym work you are doing. I am rubbish at push ups and are having to repeat some weeks in this programme I am following. 

SK - That was one speedy child - most annoying. Bet that bloke was being pulled by his dog too. LOL at me getting a six pack - absolutely no chance of that happening. I have also found a "100 pull ups" programme which I intend to do and have asked OH to put up a bar somewhere for me. He fell about laughing until he saw the stony look on my face and realised I was being serious.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: Yesterday at 09:44

Hi everyone, still lurking away here. Foot no better so STILL no running. Am going up wall  The only time it did seem a bit better was when I was struck down for 24hrs with a horrible bug and didn't move at all. Unfortunately I'm on my feet all the time at work and don't get to stop much at home either so remaining immobile is not an option. Might make another appt to see doctor as just want to know how long this is likely to take and if trying to run is going to make things worse. I am still cycling and am also doing squats and push ups. The thread on here on push ups got me interested in that and I followed a link someone put up to a "100 push up" programme which I am following and am making some progress with and I'm up to doing 100 squats every day/ two days - my time for those is coming down too which I suppose is something. It's still not running though 

Anyway, enjoying reading all your posts (even if I'm v jealous).

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 26/01/2016 at 17:39

SK - That's a brilliant cake. I wouldn't let anyone eat it if I made one of those.

Big G - You sure there's a waffle under that?!

Shades - On a cake note, wasn't it that Hogweed race that had loads of fab cake at the end?

My foot still no better. I think it is then I take the dogs for a yomp and it starts niggling again 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 25/01/2016 at 07:58

Cal - Glad to hear you're back running again. I absolutely hate feeling overdressed while running and I also hate carrying anything. I prefer to go out underdressed and freeze for the first five minutes until I warm up.

Big g - I'd really recommend the Barcelona marathon. It 's like a 26 mile sightseeing tour!

SK - Well done on thet MP run. When I USED to be a runner I dreaded those. I'm another one that has failed dismally at posting photos on here too.

Keith - Have you got a diagnosis or treatment plan or anything for your foot?

Shades - LOL at your shoe buying. With all this gym work now I'm sure you're going to need a gym/pilates shoe stable as well soon . Great news that you're starting to notice a difference with your core strength - bet that's motivating.

Smallest child boucing around fine now thanks.

I can't blame my Cossack dancing on alcohol. We are doing Russia in school and I'd found some plinky guitar Russian folk music and was doing a brief demonstration of the traditional dance. The music speeds up towards the end, the children were egging me on and I didn't want to disappoint them so I kept going. Suffice to say that after accepting my applause at the end I staggered off and immediately put some Biofreeze on my foot 

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 23/01/2016 at 08:58

Hi everyone - Still no running for me, thought my foot seemed to be improving then a long forest dog walk plus a bit of Cossack dancing (don't ask) didn't seem to help. The niggle is still there  Getting really fed up now. If it carries on like this will soon be considering a Couch to 5k plan when I am eventually able to run

Louey - Yes, smallest child had op, which went well, thanks. I am slowly but surely putting on weight from not running so did not take packets of fig rolls with me like last time we went in but oranges instead.

Won't comment on everyone but well done on the runs, am enjoying reading your posts from the bench 

The only other running related thing which has happened was when I went into our local insurance office to insure my new car. The girl who deals with us knows I run so we started talking about that. It turns out she has just left her husband and a major contributing factor in her decision to leave was his running. According to her he had become completely obsessed by it, she hardly saw him on weekends, he wouldn't drink or stay out late and everything revolved around his runs. Obviously this was only her side of things as her husband wasn't there. Good job really as I had only planned on popping in to hand over a document and ended up staying over half an hour. Wasn't quite sure what to say either 

How are you feeling after a good couple of weeks of gym work Shades - noticed any difference or is it too soon to say?



Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 20/01/2016 at 14:07

Lurking away here but just popping in to say a massive well done to KK for that half result - def sub 1:40 next time  Also shows that you're easily capable of that sub 4 (or quicker!) soon 

Big G and Ian - Have a fab time in Barcelona, I loved it there too.

(I didn't mean that to sound like you're going together!)

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 18/01/2016 at 07:31

Have been lurking around as nothing running related to say but just a quick well done to Ian for your PB and to SK for that amazing treadathon. I hope that is one of the training moments you remember when you triumphantly cross that finishing line at VLM in April!

Shades - Would definitely give the zumba a miss - you've got enough quality training going on as it is without wasting your time with that (imo)

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 15/01/2016 at 08:08

I've just had to google Grebe. Had no idea what it was and was imagining all sorts.

That's a fine cake Big G. Good news about your foot - no PF 

Good luck with your Complete Core Shades - hopefully it'll be a bit easier this week. Freezing here today. Looking on positive side if I could have "chosen" a month to be out of action it would have been January/February where I have to motivate myself a bit more to get out. I went to my fitness class last night but it was "Lia" which was a bit too much like zumba for my liking so I am stopping that for three weeks as well which can be taken as a positive note. There was a lot of jumping around and she alternates the sessions with Step as well which is all heavy impact so I'm just going to knock it all on the head for the time being.

Shades Marathon Training

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 20:30

Louey - Make sure your blisters are better before trying that 16 miler.. if not can you swop it round with another session a bit less demanding?

SK - I remember you panicking about that bump on your toe before VLM.. wasn't your dad threatening to lance it with a needle or something the day before?!

The doctor thinks that the marathon over stressed things and then trail running in muddy conditions the week after didn't help matters probably, but who knows.

Shades - LOL at that runner shoving peas down her pants!.. obviously worked for her though. I'll see how I feel about a Spring marathon in a couple of weeks. Right now I feel like I'm losing all my fitness so in three weeks time it's going to be like starting from scratch again  I have just had an email reminding me about the trail race over on the coast that I do every year. It's 28k of sand dunes/forest/beach and I absolutely love it but it's on the 14th of Feb so no hope there. I can't bring myself to enter anything until my foot is completely better.

That's great that you've got a good gym plan to follow. You can just turn up and get stuck in straight away now - is your instructor going to be monitoring you every week or so? Good on you for having another crack at that complete core class too!

Knuckle Lights

Posted: 13/01/2016 at 09:09

Just spotted this thread - I also have a pair of these knuckle lights and I love them. They are really light to wear, sit comfortably round your hand and throw out an excellant light. I do a lot of running in the countryside where we have no street lighting and like the fact that I can just stick my hand out to check out something on the side of the road without having to twist my body round or anything. 

I've had them about two years now and they really are a fab piece of kit. Somebody brought them over from the US for me so I can't be much help with costs/shipping I'm afraid.

The only other thing I would add is just to be careful of the angle of your hand when you look down at your watch or you risk blinding yourself and staggering round for a bit until you recover (said with feeling).

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