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Sirzy Mon 03-Mar-14 07:53:21

As the first thread ( ) is now pretty much full time for a new one.

Thread for anyone who runs no matter how fast or slow or how long you run for to discuss all things running!

Sirzy Mon 03-Mar-14 07:53:38 oops clicky link to old thread

EauRouge Mon 03-Mar-14 07:56:12

I would like to open the thread by saying MY LEGS! My poor legs. Anyone other HM runners struggle to get down the stairs this morning? My right hip is so stiff.

Sirzy Mon 03-Mar-14 07:59:14

Oh no Eau! Hope they feel better soon. Lots of ibroburfen today then?

I am aiming to get between 9 and 10k in this morning. Really want to do 10 but at the same time don't want to push too hard.

HaPPy8 Mon 03-Mar-14 08:02:24

I not sure i ever posted on your last thread but I love running and read your last thread. Im not especially good speed wise but enjoy long-for-me runs up to about 10 miles, occasionally slightly more. Totally clears my head, its therapy for me. Just love it.

cinnamongreyhound Mon 03-Mar-14 08:06:39

Hi HaPPy8!

Mine were painful for three + days after my first EauRouge, not bad at all after this one (my 2nd!). Try and keep moving, try and get out for a gentle recovery run today or tomorrow smile

Sirzy Mon 03-Mar-14 08:08:44

Hi Happy! I know what you men about clearing your head, running is a great stress reliever!

EauRouge Mon 03-Mar-14 08:11:43

I won't be running anywhere today! I think I'll have a soak in the bath and maybe go out for a short run with DD1 tomorrow.

Hello, HaPPy8 smile

Fishandjam Mon 03-Mar-14 09:02:41

Eau no! (Sorry, couldn't resist - channeling those 1980s Perrier adverts!) Soak and ibuprofen for you, matey.

Hello everyone! Like the new thread.

MrsFrankTurner Mon 03-Mar-14 10:08:13

Morning everyone smile

I am running my first marathon in exactly 34 days and, after recovering from a back injury 2 weeks ago I'm now back into training & quite honestly bricking it that I don't have time to get my stamina back upconfused My aim was a sub 4 hour now my aim is to finish!!!

Well done to all the runners who completed a half over the weekend -HM is my favourite distance smile

ThursdayLast Mon 03-Mar-14 10:08:29

Hi HaPPy8!
Checking in to mark place really. I didn't deal with my post-parkrun trainers til this morning GRIM. That's a lesson learned alright.
Going to try and go out this afternoon, DP and DS dependent though...

ThursdayLast Mon 03-Mar-14 10:09:30

Hi MrsFrank, that sounds like quite a challenge you've set yourself! I hope your back behaves itself for you thanks

MrsFrankTurner Mon 03-Mar-14 10:17:43

Thanks Thursday -yes I hope it behaves too -I was over training hmm

Sirzy Mon 03-Mar-14 11:29:27

Hope your back behaves now MrsFrankTurner.

I didn't get out for my run today sad will do it tomorrow instead though

feetheart Mon 03-Mar-14 14:28:33

Eau - I felt and walked like John Wayne for several days after my first half marathon shock Take it very easy and bask in your achievement from a nice hot bath.
It was much better after my second one 18mths later.

roquefortlover Mon 03-Mar-14 14:45:51

Hello everyone and well done to everyone who did a HM this weekend! I never plucked up the courage to post on the last thread but have been lurking for aaaages so feel like I already 'know' you. I have been running for about 3 years now, started with C25k then worked up to 10k and did my first HM in Feb (Brighton). I had never run before and can't believe how much I love it now, I've joined a running club and everything and although not especially fast am slightly obsessed by it all! Looking forward to chatting with you all now that I've finally posted grin!

Sirzy Mon 03-Mar-14 14:56:25

Welcome roque!

It is very easy to become obsessed with running I have realised!

roquefortlover Mon 03-Mar-14 15:22:31

It really is! Am planning 2 more HMs this year and vaguely toying with the idea of a marathon at some point although not sure my ageing 47 year old body will stand up to it!

Sirzy Mon 03-Mar-14 15:27:30

I am sure you will be able to do it!

I am wanting to do a Marathon but aiming for 2016 for that

EauRouge Mon 03-Mar-14 15:28:23

Sure it will! There's a brilliant article in Women's Running this month about a woman that only started running seriously when she was retired. She's done loads of marathons. I think she's my new role model.

Gwan, enter the ballot for next year's VLM.

Sirzy Mon 03-Mar-14 15:33:26

I would love to do the London Marathon. Maybe I will apply for that in 2016!

ThursdayLast Mon 03-Mar-14 16:43:21

Hiya roquefort!
Hmmm, I think this thread is inspiring me to seriously consider entering a HM...
...but in the meantime...
Just squeezed in a 40min run, which is the quickest I've been able to run a particular route so I'm pleased with that. And then some 10 minute solution Pilates which has left my biceps burning confused

MrsFrankTurner Mon 03-Mar-14 18:28:34

Thursday -HM are very doable so go for itsmile I am finding the training for a full marathon very hard going! I have a young family & am the sole earner so trying to fit in the training around all my other commitments is tough hmm I told all my friends at Christmas I'd see them in April!
It'll be a while before I sign up for another marathon but will definitely do more HMgrin

roquefortlover Mon 03-Mar-14 18:38:02

Thursday well done on our run! you should definitely sign up for a half, even if its some way off. Honestly even a year ago I was saying I could never do one and it was too far but it really was achievable.

Eau I am really tempted to enter the VLM ballot. I think now I have even speculated on a full marathon I might always wonder whether I could have done it if I don't try, if that makes sense. DH not very keen on the idea as he is worried about time commitment for me in terms of training so am interested in your views*MrsFrank*- how much time a week would you say I would need per week to train? I currently run 3/4 times per week, most runs are about 50 mins to an hour with some shorter intervals and a Long run up to about 2 hours.

roquefortlover Mon 03-Mar-14 18:39:19

Bold failures there for some reason Thursday and MrsFrank

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