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Weekly chat 19th to the 25th of March πŸƒπŸΏπŸ›€

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator
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Hello, groovy people, and welcome to a brand new week!

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. It's always inspiring to see everyone's training updates!

If you're new or a lurker this is a great place to say a little hi without the pressure of a full post.

Let us know how your training, running, racing is going!

I know a fair few of you are coming to the tapering stage of your training now, or at least considering it. Many of us get very anxious at this stage, but I'd like to recommend that you look back at how far you've come and relax! You'll be keeping up the pace, but you can also enjoy the reduced long runs - the extra time in bed is very nice :) Plan some activities to help you feel more peaceful - could be a spa day, a good book, a new running route, a lovely walk, a yummy dinner (cut down on the alcohol though! And drink plenty of water!!). Stop worrying about all those little niggles you might be feeling in your legs, maybe try instead using that fabulous brain of yours to conjure up gorgeous images of you racing under the finishing arch, arms aloft, big smile, flying feet!

What have you got planned for your taper? Are you tapering at all?

Have a zen week of running :)

Ju-Ju, Rignold, and Roseabi

xxx

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roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

I got back into the groove with a 28K run in the snow on Saturday - BOOM! :D

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to roseabi

Oh my flipping giddy aunt! πŸ˜±πŸ˜¬πŸ˜€πŸ’ͺπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸ˜ƒ

Well done Your Awesomeness ✊. That’s fantastic! πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ

Some of us, ahem, were bumbling about on the icy pavement like old biddies ☺️😊. It was so**ing lethal out there! 😬 Shiver Besides I had to eat a big roast dinner whether I liked it or not and a a Christmas pudding and custard. My son was cooking so we had to beat a snowy path to his door πŸ₯©πŸ₯”πŸ₯¦πŸ₯§πŸ˜‹

Erm, so taper week two. Missed two runs. 13 km in deficit so far 🀨 going to attempt to recoup 8km of it this afto. I might let the 5k go as I have another 8 km on Thursday. Gym tomorrow and dog walking Wednesday and Thursday. So, not completely sedentary. Been eating well and getting a bit of kip done. I lost another 2 pounds since starting the gym so can afford an extra sausage here and there. I will eat more carefully from today though as it’s race day on Saturday πŸ˜ƒπŸ‘πŸƒβ€β™€οΈ πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

Awesome yourself! Well done, and huzzah for extra sausages!! And Christmas pudding, blimey :D

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM in reply to roseabi

That is so impressive!

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

I had a kilo one leftover from crimble. We didn’t eat it all by the way My son will finish it off πŸ˜‹

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to misswobble

You could make some into energy balls :)

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to roseabi

Good idea!πŸ’‘

Lordi
LordiMarathon

Was a bit naughty last week and decided to have a good rest/recovery as I'd not had time off running since I started c25k in the autumn, so only ran 5k!

This week is 5k jog, 8k fast, 8k fast, 16k comfortable.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lordi

Lovely! Are you still in the Batcave?

I am evangelical about resting at the moment, having come back from about 10 days off running feeling supercharged!! :)

Lordi
LordiMarathon in reply to roseabi

Got outside for 10k week before last. Weather still icy here (freeze/thaw all the time). So batcave for a while still. May be able to slip away for some HM training in Spain though- still in discussions with Lady Lordi on that one :-)

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Lordi

I hope she agrees, it sounds like such a wonderful idea!

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM in reply to Lordi

I'm not good at giving myself time off, so well done you! We've got the freeze/thaw thing going on as well, but temperatures are set to rise this week.

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

I just did 4K on my treadmill - my first run since the long run last week. I tried to run twice last week, but I couldn't put pressure on my heel and had to give up right after starting. Since the pain seems to only be one place in my heel, and I have no pain walking, I'm going to try to ease back into it, and push my long run to later this week. The run was uncomfortable at first, but mostly OK.

At least I've done cross training. Quite a lot of cycling, and managed to fit in a strength session too yesterday. So I'm not letting myself go!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to C3PO

Brilliant! I just had a ten day break from running, during which I did strength training and plenty of swimming, and my running hasn't suffered at all.

You probably are anyway, but I'd get to work on plantar fascia stretches if I were you, just to be on the safe side!

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM in reply to roseabi

I wasn't sure if I was, so I had to Google, and some of them part of my regular stretching. I don't think it's plantar fascitis, though, as the symptoms don't seem to fit with what I've read. It's just really one point on the inside of my heel, well away from the arch. I haven't been to a physiotherapist for a long time, so I'm guessing an appointment would be about Β£90, so I'm going to wait a few more days to see whether I should see somebody. One thing is for sure. The spikes have been retired for the season!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to C3PO

I think that kind of thing can become pf, and since the exercises can generally be done at your desk it seems not a bad idea. Yeah, physio not cheap :(

Anyway, I'm sure rest is the main thing, and that you can walk with no problems is very good.

Bye bye spikes, hooray!

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

There are some good foot exercises to do at home I did some arch strengthening when I had my shin splint. Feet as well. It’s sll connected so whatever you can do then every little helps πŸ™‚. Being stronger all over is the ultimate isn’t it. Well get there πŸ’ͺπŸ˜€πŸ‘

Gabby08
Gabby08Half Marathon

I’m injuuuuured. Sprained my ankle - wasn’t even running - and exacerbated an old injury. Haven’t been able to run for almost a fortnight. I’m like a bear with a sore head. My husband wants to kill me. I’m driving my colleagues mad. Even the dog is avoiding me. And just to add insult to injury, my race pack arrived for the Taunton Half 😭😭😭

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Gabby08

Oh no, sorry to hear this Gabby :( Rest well, you'll be back!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Gabby08

How is the ankle?

Gabby08
Gabby08Half Marathon in reply to roseabi

Seems to be all fixed, thanks! I’ve managed a few short and medium runs - and lots of walking - but not tried a long run yet. In two minds about whether to try doing my HM tomorrow. I don’t think the injury will be a problem in itself but I’ll have lost some fitness.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Gabby08

Maybe take it slowly?

Gabby08
Gabby08Half Marathon in reply to roseabi

If I decide to go for it, I will probably run-walk. I’m thinking maybe run for 2 miles, walk a mile and so on. The good thing is there’s a marathon going on at the same time with a 4.30 cut-off (😱) so as long as I’m in under 4.30, I won’t DNF.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to Gabby08

That's a stiff cut-off for the marathon!

Good luck with whatever you decide :)

Gabby08
Gabby08Half Marathon in reply to roseabi

It’s utterly bonkers, isn’t it?! I will never, ever, ever run the full one!

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

Updated my indoor track thread. I initially felt like whining to all you lovely people about how I hadn't managed to run as far as I wanted. Then I got home, had some tea, cake and gained some perspective. I'm definitely way below the ideal mileage for my London, but I'm still sure I'll get around.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to C3PO

Truth!

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