Vicky Yello

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Training for those who work +50 hpw?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:57

I dont have kids though.... how people fit in exercise on top of work and families amazes me! 

Training for those who work +50 hpw?

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 09:50

Long hours and no lunch breaks here as well. Only one thing to do, run all/part way to/from work. Takes organisation (leaving clothes etc at work or getting used to running with a backpack and having somewhere to shower) but def worth it when you are short on time.

Bruised coccyx

Posted: 23/03/2014 at 08:43

Fell 6 weeks ago, awful pain for a few days, dull pain for 2 weeks, then mostly better. Started running again after 2 weeks. Am training for a half atm and as the distances increase the running is aggravating the area. Its not so bad that I cant sit but very bruised feeling when i move in seating position! 

Is it just a case of not running for much longer or can I ride this out? I dont mind if running delays recovery ... but as long as it doesnt stop it! 

Sub 1:50 Half Marathon.

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 14:06
Raquel 65 wrote (see)


Vicky, Ealing sounds good - are there still places?


Yep - see you there!


Nutrition - snacks

Posted: 07/06/2013 at 12:50

I keep eggs in the fridge and microwave 1 egg with 2 egg whites. otherwise fruit.

Activating Glutes.

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 14:31

Pretty sure the bridge is mainly for hamstrings.

The exercises I've been given to help activate my glutes are:

1) crab/glut walks (poss same as a clam exercise?) with a pilates band tied just above my kneees

2) small squats with pilates around my knees, to activate glutes you tuck your pelvis under for the squat and allow yourself to end forward more than you would with a weighted squat

3) lying on your side facing away from the wall, you roll an exercsie ball slightly up and down the wall with the back of your upper foot (pelvis tucked under and foot facing forward)

4) unweighted one leg dead lifts, focusing on keeping pelvis tucked, level and under control for full motion.

Sub 1:50 Half Marathon.

Posted: 05/06/2013 at 13:20

Have a half marathon PB of 1:53 so trying to break 1:50 for my next one which will be Ealing at the end of september so training program starts at the end of the month. Going to use the RW garmin-ready sub1:50 program. Until that starts I am just trying to build up my weekly millage again post 6weeks of recovery/debauchary after VLM.

Will I / Won't I...Should I / Shouldn't I

Posted: 27/05/2013 at 12:54

Just got over a cold and the sunshine was too tempting. I just kept it to a pace that didn't feel like it was putting my lungs under my stress ... so pretty slow! Wheezed a lot after but feel better for it.

Buttock muscle strain!

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 13:57


no lunges

no squats

no deadlifts

no stretching the hamstring (really!)

you need to rest the area, all these things make the damage worse.

Buttock muscle strain!

Posted: 17/05/2013 at 13:36

Hi - chance you had what I had, which I was convinced was a pulled glute but turned out it was a damaged hamstring tendon (hence feels like its in your bum) ... but the area is quite complicated (lots of diff muscles in there so worth getting a physio opinion).

For me the pain was extremely bad for a week then died down but never went away and would flare up from exercise.

What I have and am still doing to sort:

No lunges/squats/deadlifts/stretching the hamstring

Hamstring bridges to work the hamstring without causing the tendon stress (so lie on back with legs raised on something, knees slightly bent and raise pelvis off the floor .... something like 7 times with ten seconds rest, every day if poss)

You may want to back off running after the race for a bit. I dont think a sports massage can help.

However - still worth getting a physio opinion.

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