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Welcome to Lancashire!

Welcome to Lancashire!

Some of you have posted gorgeous pictures of where you run so thought I’d do the same. Finally off the IC after 3 lots of laser treatment to deal with an injury caused by ‘over-enthusiasm’. Had to take myself back to week 3 C25K to make sure everything was ok with the crucial ligament and now coming to the end of week 4. This isn’t the most picturesque image of my home county but the track is fab for running along when it’s dry. I live in a coastal village surrounded by farms. Please send more pictures of where you all run and let’s compare notes!

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Hello 👋. It looks great 😃. Lancashire has some great scenery so plenty of scope for your running adventures.

I was up there a few snowy months back, running along the seafront, freezing my ass off in Morecambe Fun though bbrrrrrrrrrrrr😁

Have fun and go steady. Rome wasn’t built in a day 💪😃

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I’m already looking ahead and wondering if I’ll still be as enthusiastic on a cold February morning when the sea is crashing over the sea wall and even the gulls are keeping a low profile. What motivates you to still go for it when you know you’re going to freeze your ass off in Morecambe?!

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I was never a runner, ever. I was a lard arse but things change when confronted with the reality of your situation

That’s what keeps me on the road, and field 😃. I am not going back to being the unhealthy lump I was so I get out there and shift it, rain, shine, snow or blow. You get acclimatised super quick. I started the programme in winter rather stupidly but there we are 🙂. I warm up in the house when it’s cold out before hitting the street for the brisk warm up walk. Brisker the better 🙂

I went up there for the footy but the match was cancelled so I went running instead. The weather was terrible but I headed upwards and then came back down, hugging the seafront. I ran on the beach for a ways It was as windy as hell. I was training for a half marathon at the time. It makes you feel alive 😃👍🏃‍♀️

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Wow. Inspiring story. Thank you for sharing. And the weather is amazing up here at the moment if you fancy a sunnier visit!

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I love it up there. We got relegated though but i think Fylde is on the list 🙂

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That's an inviting track :-). I'm afraid most my run is nowhere near as picturesque- need to find the courage to tackle some hills so I can get to the prettier areas. Glad to hear you are recovered and back running.

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I’ve been running around a playing field just to make sure everything is ok with my leg and I’ve only just started to run on this track - and I think it’s made a big difference - It’s more fun and interesting when there’s something nice to look at. Go for it!

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Indeed it is! And thanks for the encouragement - would like to get an issue with my right leg checked out first. Need to find a physiotherapist, but I'm just really really bad at organising or planning anything.

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Having been encouraged on this site to see a Physio I would highly recommend it. It got me back running much sooner than I would have done without it. 😀

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It's mainly organisational incompetence that is preventing me, combined with a mass of work deadlines all at once. But I will do it once these are past. Thanks for the encouragement.

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Your track certainly looks inviting. I love running in the countryside and by the coast, but I’m not as lucky as you.

If you’ve got nice places to run you’ll be surprised at how motivated you’ll be on a cold and frosty morning in February. There’s still lots to see - dew on spiders webs, Ivey patterns, and the icing sugar like appearance of frost on snow. It’s nice seeing how the seasons change.

Look after your recent injury and just take it slow and steady.

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I’ll let you know how I get on next winter! Thanks for your reply and good wishes.

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