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emummy Mon 25-Mar-19 07:26:24

This is a thread to talk about all things running and support each other through the highs and lows. All are welcome, from absolute beginners to experts!
We keep a running total of everyone's miles for the month, so feel free to add yours on. Current total for March is:

204.3

emummy Mon 25-Mar-19 07:28:09

The old thread is finally full, so started a new one. Not that I will have much to add this week, am planning a rest week to let my sore heel recover.

thenewaveragebear1983 Mon 25-Mar-19 09:19:48

Thanks for the new thread emummy

IRun4Me Mon 25-Mar-19 13:09:23

Thanks emummy And I hope the heel recovers soon. How are you feeling today apart from that?
I’ll hopefully be out this week. Cycled to work and legs aren’t feeling too bad this morning. I think the walking around London after the half, to catch the train, helped with a warm down. But the test of time will tell grin

Daisydoesnt Mon 25-Mar-19 13:26:18

Just calling in to say a massive well done to IRun and emummuy for your HMs this weekend!!!

FATEdestiny Mon 25-Mar-19 14:00:16

Congrats on your PB at the weekend mummy!

emummy Mon 25-Mar-19 14:51:06

Thanks FATE and * Daisy*!
Irun I feel fine, apart from a horrible sore throat. The heel has been sore on & off for a few weeks so this seems like a good chance to rest it. Otherwise I would be out running this week.

Kedgeree Mon 25-Mar-19 20:12:51

Congrats to all this weekend's star runners. Well done on the PBs!
14k tonight in 1:23:14, nice conditions, enjoyed it.

IRun4Me Thu 28-Mar-19 20:07:41

First run since the weekend. Legs felt heavy but once got going felt fine.
207.1

Daisydoesnt Thu 28-Mar-19 20:11:06

Well done IRun

I'm sulking. I woke up yesterday with a really, really sore lower back, I've no idea why (I do suffer with back pain, but haven't had a bad episode for nearly 18mths). Was meant to run yesterday and then go to yoga, and there was no way I could do either. I could barely walk my dogs along the lane. i am meant to be running my first HM on Sunday and I'm not feeling very optimistic that I'm going to get there sad

emummy Fri 29-Mar-19 07:54:22

Oh no daisy! Is there anything you can do today, like getting a massage or seeing a physio or chiropractor? I hope it gets better in time.

Daisydoesnt Fri 29-Mar-19 08:14:01

thanks emummy. I was supposed to have a sports massage today, which I'd booked just as a nice thing to have before the HM, but got my dates in a muddle as it was actually booked for Wednesday so I missed it (TBH I was so uncomfortable Weds I wouldn't have wanted to go anyway). I am on the ibuprofen, ice & hot water bottles, some gentle stretching and a little walking. I am a little better than yesterday, so fingers crossed I carry on improving.

emummy Fri 29-Mar-19 11:33:50

Fingers crossed for you!

Daisydoesnt Fri 29-Mar-19 11:42:45

thank you!

IRun4Me Fri 29-Mar-19 13:01:30

Fingers crossed Daisy hope the back eases

Kedgeree Fri 29-Mar-19 18:51:31

16km today in the sun, some off road dodging lambs grin. My knees are killing me and I've got a blister, but that's my longest run yet so feeling pleased.
Hope you can get to the start line Daisy.

YorkshireLawyer Sat 30-Mar-19 06:26:31

Hi everyone, can I join this thread please (can’t believe I’m joining a running thread!). I’m doing my first ever 10k race tomorrow. I started running mid January after having my third baby. I started with C25K (although started at w3) and that first day just running for 5 minutes felt like a massive achievement. I then did junior park run with my DS(6) and was thrilled to manage 2k without stopping. Since then I’ve been running 4-5 times per week and have built up my distances - this week I ran 10 miles without stopping (I’m not fast, it took two hours but it felt amazing!).

I’m doing a mix of running on a treadmill at home while DD (now 18 weeks) naps, running outside pushing her in the pram and running outside on my own. I’ve done my local Parkrun a couple of times (have to share with my DH) and tomorrow I’m doing our local 10k which I’m so excited to do, if a bit scared of the hills. I now look for opportunities to fit a run in, even on holiday or when I’ve had a bad night with DD and, four months after having my third baby, I’m fitter than I’ve ever been having never been an exerciser before - I love it!

thenewaveragebear1983 Sat 30-Mar-19 06:33:13

Ooooh exciting Yorkshire! I did my first race in February and what amazed me was how much I enjoyed the atmosphere; as soon as it was over I was planning my next one!
How far have you run in training?

emummy Sat 30-Mar-19 06:52:18

Welcome Yorkshire! So glad you are enjoying your running. Good luck tomorrow, hope the weather is kind and you have a great time.

IRun4Me Sat 30-Mar-19 07:26:27

Welcome Yorkshire and enjoy tomorrow.
How’s the back Daisy are you going to be able to do your half tomorrow?

Daisydoesnt Sat 30-Mar-19 10:29:36

A warm welcome from me too Yorkshire - you sound a bit like me, still amazed that you've fallen in love with running!!! Very good luck for tomorrow, I am sure you will have a blast. Don't forget, don't be tempted to go off to fast - save a bit for a strong finish!

IRun my back is really no better than it was Wednesday, so I am resigned to no HM for me tomorrow. I am absolutely gutted, as I'm in such good shape (I mean, other than my back), and I was so looking forward to it, and hoping to go for a good time.

There is a 10k trail race in my village in a fortnight, which I'm hoping I'll be better for, and then a 10k road race in our nearest town in 5 weeks. So they will be good to look forward to.

What's everyone else up to this weekend? It's lovely conditions for it here; still, quite cold and dry.

emummy Sat 30-Mar-19 12:45:16

Oh Daisy I am sorry. Glad you have some other races to aim for. Just back from parkrun where I was RD today. Lovely sunny day here too. Not running till next week, a session at boot camp running up steps last week has killed my calves!

TriSkiRun99 Sun 31-Mar-19 08:02:07

Good luck yorkshire hope your run goes well today. I’m another mum who can’t quite believe I started running two years ago but it fits in so easily with family life.
Had a lovey family ParkRun yesterday and eldest DD got a PB whilst youngest DD got round without moaning and hardly any walks as she had a friends dog to hold most of the way. The dog really distracted her and is used to running so just kept her at an even pace smile but it was funny at the end my DD always finds a super fast sprint finish no matter how much she was moaning earlier and doggie just looked at her like WHAT you want ME to sprint THIS? It was really funny but she loved it.

TriSkiRun99 Sun 31-Mar-19 08:03:50

Sorry to hear about your back daisy I have always had back issues and it’s SO frustrating when they flare up. Hope a couple of weeks gentle moving & massage releases it.

FATEdestiny Sun 31-Mar-19 09:42:17

Did a half marathon distance run yesterday. Today I've put a pound and a half on, weight wise. Not great when I'm trying to lose confused

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