Posted: 13/02/2014 at 22:38
Bam are these different trainers to what you've run in before or just a new pair? Just wondering if they're the right shoe for you. Though if they are different and you've also increased your running too it may be harder to pin it down. I'd consider getting it checked if it doesn't ease soon.
With Daffs on how to slow yourself down. I'd say setting a pace on your watch if you can or popping some walk breaks or say to yourself you're going to slow down between, say, a couple of lamp-posts or from bus stop to end of the road - that kind of thing. Think once you get into it it'll become more natural to keep the first couple of miles slower and then pick the pace up. If you do have a garmin or similar then you can keep an eye on your pace on that and slow it down if necessary.
Hope you enjoy Brighton. A colleague is running too - her longest race to date. I'm working on her for a marathon!
Sure you'll be fine Barbara. Not sure where you are but Sunday is due to be the better weather this weekend. It's going to be muddy and wet anyway! If you have to run slower than you'd like then don't worry - there's always another, more clement, time!!
Well done on the training Daffs - tough in this weather and when you're busy. You're doing way better than me at the mo!!!
Weekend for me brings a coastal marathon on Saturday when there's severe weather on the cards. Oh deep joy!!!!