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Weekly chat 7-13 August

Hi everybody,

Please feel free to share your runs here and chat about how it's all going,

Sometimes we don't feel like putting a whole post up but just want to share something small, so this is a great place for doing that during the week.

If youre a lurker it is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Wishing you all a happy and healthy week,

Juju and Realfoodieclub

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Well, my distance is ramping up but I don't seem to find it any easier and I'm certainly not getting any faster. It's all flipping hard work!

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Keep plugging away Annie, it will all come good, I am sure!πŸ™‚

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Thanks for the encouragement, Sandraj39 :)

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It is all progress... getting further is the beginning :) You will do this:)

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Thanks, Floss :) xx

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If it was easy it wouldn't make you feel so good when you succeed. It has to be hard work sometimes. Makes it worth it 😊

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I've just completed week2 of bridge to 10k. I appear to be a consistent runner....the last two runs were both 3.85 miles. The first was in Norfolk on the flat lanes and the second was a home undulating run which includes a reasonable incline - and so on to week three and longer runs.

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Good luck!

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Slow and steady!

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Oh it will be! I seem to have found a comfortable pace to be able to maintain a relaxed run.

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Still on short runs following time on the injury couch. I was building back up nicely but my legs are a bit niggly at the moment so think maybe I have been trying to do a bit too much too soon! Am listening to my body now and going to rest until after my hols. In the meantime will keep my focus on strength and flexibility work - am strengthening up my core, to hopefully avoid any further back problems. My right leg has been compensating for the sciatic damage in my left leg (which is now almost fully resolvedπŸ™‚) and I think needs a holiday too! Happy running!πŸ™‚

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Happy hols youxxx

Take it gently...you have done really well and by taking our time, we know we will get through!

Happy runs and exercises :)

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First post IC.. real run was on Sunday!!! Yeay!

I walked miles last week, and did two final walk/runs, as instructed by Physio... but on Sunday... did a steady 3K in 22 mins and 34 seconds!.. My calf seems fully healed ... :)

Happy me :) Happy running everyone :)

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Brilliant - really pleased to read this Oldfloss!πŸ˜€

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Fantastic news. Glad to hear you are off the IC.

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8 Miles High - and then down :-)

Well, my training for the GNR is back on track, and yesterday I hit the 8 mile mark. Which I'm really pleased about as it's the furthest I've ever been.

On the downside, however, I was overtaken by a power walker, but as I'm just aiming to get round in one piece it just makes me (and everyone else I've told) laugh :-)

Onwards and onwards!

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Pesky power walkers

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Indeed :-)

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A rainy 10k PB for me yesterday evening! (Well in fact more of an 11k - after the first km I realised my phone hadn't started tracking so when I got to the end of my planned route it only showed 9.5k and I was too stubborn to stop at that point...!)

I'm struggling with post-run nutrition for evening runs - the best time for me to do a weekly long run is an evening after work but after a long run I get home reasonably late and never feel like eating much; however if I don't properly at that point I feel horrendous the next morning, I just can't find a balance!

Any suggestions for what/when to be eating after evening workouts?

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Completed 10K this morning in pouring rain. I'm on week 5 of B2 10K so I am pleased with my progress. My time was 1 hour and 3 minutes.

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That's a brilliant time - no wonder you are pleased.

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Continuing my journey to be ready for the Great South Run, I have hired a personal trainer. Not to help directly with running, but to work on core strength, glutes etc, to make me stronger for the race. First session this morning was lots of work with a foam roller, lots of stretches, lots of squats, and weightless single leg dead lifts. Have a horrible feeling it's going to get a lot harder over the weeks. He has also tweaked my running plan for event preparation and I now have to tackle some hill runs, despite the GSR being dead flat.

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Good luck with your training - I did the Great South Run last year; fantastic race and great atmosphere and support!πŸ™‚

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