Weekly chat 12 December - 18 December

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  • Well for the first time in a long time I really feel like I am getting back into my running. I have been going out every week for months but not getting that old buzz I used to love. It feels so nice to come home with a massive smile on my face, it looks like I might of got over the grumps for not doing events for the time being.

  • Am running with my running group leader (personal trainer) tomorrow, for some strength training, she gives me some good motivation & tips, plus will run at a faster pace for me that I can run at and try & keep up with... well, she is only 19!😊

  • Good to be out at the mo with the mild weather ☺ Let's make hay while the sun shines.

    Completed a race yesters so now looking forward to the next challenge. I fancy some longer, slow runs now, where I can go out with no plan, just running for fun and racking up some miles. I want to get togged up and stay out til I get tired 😊

    I entered two races today - both 10k. Both are hard but one especially so, it's a killer in fact. Got a race already booked for April, so that's March, April, May sorted. I can train now through til February.

    I start tomorrow ☺

  • Bah, having done W6r1 last Tuesday, I knew I couldn't get out Thursday/Friday due to evening stuff, but hoped to run this weekend. Saturday it would have been more like vertical swimming, so I didn't - and then yesterday got hit by a horrible cold and felt achy and exhausted all day.

    I'm now plodding through my day at work, feeling very sorry for myself, and wondering when I'll next manage a run. Walking up a short road towards the bus stop this morning, my legs felt as though I'd done two long runs this weekend, despite the lack of any real activity. Here's hoping the virus is a horrible-but-short-lived one, and I can get out later this week with some sort of renewed energy...

  • I have started to include speed walking/strides in my training. I am using it to strengthen my glutes but also to lengthen my stride. I am getting quicker both on the walks but also when I run. The walking is easier on the joints so has also helped me get over my niggly knee.

  • Wk9r1 done! Now just to decide whether to have 2 rest days before or after wk9r2 - I want to finish on Saturday in the daylight, in the park, not pounding the pavements in artificial light!

  • Personally I'd go for the two days rest after r2 so you're well rested to enjoy your graduation run! :)

  • Thanks! That's pretty much what I was thinking - so good have a more experienced runner saying so. :)

  • Hi. Not posted for a while. Really struggling with post grad running. My dad has been very ill for several weeks so I have only managed one run a week as travelling to and fro to hospital; this is the only reason I can think of to affect my running, but slow and leaden ☹️️. Decided to go back to week 7 and build up again. Anyone else experienced this? any tips?

  • Sending healing thoughts for your Dad and good wishes to all your family. Hospital visiting is one of the most stressful things I know We hold all the tension in our bodies while we try our best to look calm and relaxed for our loved ones It is totally understanable that your running would suffer Don't try and push too much as you will be more prone to injury at this time Take the time to run when you can just do what feels natural and when everything settles down you can get back to pushing yourself don't forget to look after yourself as well as everyone else Take care Rfcx.

  • I've started running on the treadmill when I can't get out because it's too dark, but on days off I'm going to run outside. I really miss the view. I've done two runs this week of 30 minutes each but want to reach the 5k mark. I'm no where near that yet.

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