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Weekly chitty chat 23rd to the 29th of April :)

Weekly chitty  chat 23rd to the 29th of April :)

Hello everybody and welcome to a new week...

I don't know about you but I am so tired today, this is how I am feeling today and I didn't run a marathon yesturday like some of you!! How are everybody's legs that raced yesterday?

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 fabulous to see everyone's training updates each week!

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 - did you try something you haven’t before? Got a new PB? Got some gossip to share ? Tell us about it here....

Have a wonderful week, and happy Panthering,

Ju-Ju, Rignold, and roseabi

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Finally got around to organising a sports massage post Paris last week, so looking forwards to going out for a gentle 10k later today to really get my legs moving again.

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My legs etc feel ok but I didn’t run far. Mike might be a bit tired and sore. We wait to hear 😃

I get a new gym programme tomorrow but i think i will just be stretching as I was racing yesterday

Running wise, it was race day yesters, and I have a plan for a hilly 10k race in early May. The plan is going well and myasics May have upped the pace twice. Eek!

So, just keep running, eating properly and doing strength stuff. That’s it 😁

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That sounds really good, enjoy the new gym programme :)

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Gym guy asked me if I want to start spinning next week. Eek. Do I!

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great idea.... and enjoy the run.

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I had fun at the weekend took some great photos of people in pain at Maidstone parkrun and then volunteered again at parkwood junior parkrun! I do enjoy volunteering next time it will be my 50th time! I would recommend anyone to volunteer at parkrun or a local race.

I also had a nice evening cycle ride on Saturday, i am going to be doing alot more of this!

This week I am actually going to sign up for Leeds Castle Tri and go back to swimming coaching on a Tuesday night. I might even look for a little trail half to do, might go back and do bewl water half again.

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After almost zero energy levels last week, I'm pleasantly surprised to have had more energy today after yesterday's race... until about 2 hours ago when I suddenly felt like I could just sleep for 3 hours. I might just have a little zzz in a mo...

Legs are complaining a little, but nothing too bad considering the lack of preparation the poor things had had!!

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I am stepping up the distance slowly for a half marathon in Manchester on 20th May. So yesterday I ran 18km along the river Thames, started early to avoid too much heat, and luckily a lot of the towpath is under trees for shade. It was a truly lovely run, Spring is my favourite time of year, the trees are so beautiful. And I have just ordered a hydration pack to go in my Lidl back pack. I am getting fed up carrying a bottle!

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I’m running again! Well, I’ve been doing little ones for a couple of weeks but this was my first ‘proper’ week since my return from injury: 6 miles Tuesday, 5.5 Thursday, parkrun in Saturday and 8 miles on Sunday. I can’t even begin to explain how glad I am to be back - and just in the nick of time too as I’m racing a 10K with my club tomorrow night and my race number has just arrived for my next HM...

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Legs are a bit sore :) Nice picture, Ju! Sorry to hear you're feeling so tired though :(

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Roseabi, congrats again on your weekend running! Can I please request an entry in the events calendar? I've entered the Birmingham half marathon on 14 October. The more people that know the less likely I am to get scared and back out 😂

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Hi Nic, thanks again!! I have added you, don't be scared :) Looking forward to hearing about your training, and reading your race report!

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Hi ju-ju-

Definitely feeling like a zombie on this Monday...

The HM last Saturday (in Gordon's Bay) went much better than Two oceans, not an amazing time but finished in 2h42min (14 min faster). Last week spent mostly in the beautiful but windy city of Port Elizabeth finishing up my lab work for my MSc while falling asleep on my laptop every night at the backpackers... Did manage to get in 8 & 6km runs somehow along the beach front. The flight to PE on the Sunday left my legs very stiff but I brought my foam roller along in my oversized duffel bag (I should really invest in a rolly bag for travelling...) and that worked quite well. Back home late Thursday evening with my weekend filled with trying a new parkrun in Wellington and a 10km race on Sunday.

This this weekend in SA is a long weekend, 27th is Freedom day and the 1st May is workers day, and of course the running community has monopolized on this bringing all sorts of activities to burn loads of calories. I will be running a 10km on the 27th (flat route) & 29th (evil hilly route) and then my next HM on the 1st. With this in mind I am only planning a 10km tempo run tomorrow and attempting my 5.3km neighborhood route for the April challenge.

Sorry for such a long post... withdrawal symptoms from not having time to post on the forum!

Hope everyone has a great productive week!!! :)

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Wow well done that all sounds fantastic!!!

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Started Week 1 Run 1 of the Half Marathon Training Plan...weird, as it was a short session... but interesting.

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I no major event on the horizon so just keeping my runs within 8M range. I have an appointment with cardiologist in 2-week time, hoping permission may be granted for 1/2M.

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Hello, welcome to the forum! I hope your appointment goes well, and that we will be hearing all about your training and your HM :)

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thanks for the welcome, yes my first post here, happy to be reunited with running community.

Yes i would like to continue with running but the expert opinion is that it should be curtailed. I did Tokyo Marathon last month, so unsure what reaction i would get when i tell my cardiologist what i did!

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Tell me about Tokyo Marathon! I lived there as a child, so it's on my bucket list.

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Wow, guess Tokyo must have changed a bit by now :-). What can i say about Tokyo, not sure where to start, i cant praise enough, very organised event, from expo to the end, very systematic and somewhat fun. Support was great and plenty of volunteers for drinks station (Mo would not have missed his bottle :-). Beautiful medal/tshirt but cant compare with London, for me London was very special, perhaps being a Londoner i am biased :-).

We spent a week after the marathon to explore Tokyo/Japan and we really enjoyed it, its lovey city/country and people are just great, you probably know that. I encourage you to do Tokyo if you can, you will love it.

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Sounds amazing, I'd love to do it!! Would you like a marathon badge?

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i am sure you would :-). Sorry whats marathon badge? But if its somehting that would encourge you/others to do Tokyo then why not :-).

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It's a tag that sits by your name when you post in this forum. We have 'half marathon', 'marathon', and 'ultramarathon' badges - benwill and C3PO both have marathon ones. And so do you, now :)

It would be really great if you would write a post about your experience of the Tokyo Marathon! No pressure though :)

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Oh do I get a marathon badge?

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Yep :)

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yay am officially marathon runner :-). Thanks Roseabi.

I am not good at writing about my achievements anyway i am happy to give it a go, just drop me an email to give me some idea of the contents. Thanks

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You can read a variety of race reports on this forum to give you some ideas, but there's really no pressure :)

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Are you still walking and living? then i am sure your cariologist would be fine. But Tokyo marathon sounds great they are proper crazy for running in japan.

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Not sure about living buy yeah walking OK :-). I hope so too.

Yes Tokyo was great, very systematic and organised. Fantastic support was and plenty of volunteers from expo to the end. We spent sometime exploring Tokyo and it was fun, amazing city and very hospitable people.

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HM training progressing to schedule. Will be interrupted by Glow in the Park 5k event at Kent Showground on Saturday night. Nearly £200 raised so far with my gang for the Stroke Association. My first public event apart from one outing to Maidstone parkrun, although this one is under cover of darkness.

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Did'nt know about the glow even at the show ground looks fun and a good amount of money raised. Hope you enjoyed Maidstone parkrun!

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Found it rather congested due to the narrow tow path and having to avoid returning runners while still trying to overtake slower traffic. Maybe if I went more often I would learn to love it.

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Yea that is a problem with Maidstone, it's better to start further forward and let others overtake you it's also easier in the winter as others are not so keen on getting up on a cold winters day so fewer people. But don't give up on it, it is wonderful and if you volunteer you get to love it even more! I am not so far from you in Boughton! (i am guessing your down in Langley)

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Yep, just round the corner. I saw you credited as photographer at parkrun last week. No parkrun today, got to drop the car off at the garage...

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No DOMS here, quite the opposite. Went for a sports massage, and the therapist was surprised that my back was stiffer than my legs. So is this because I walked so much or is it a good sign? Don't know if I'll have time to run this week, but will be tailwalker at parkrun - my first time in that role.

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schneiderelectricparismarat...

I wonder if anyone would notice if put this here, very quietly without anyone noticing.

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I've seen it, not gonna let it go now :D

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I need to whisper this and you got to keep it secret because well I said I would never do a marathon again, and I would like a complete idiot if I just signed up to do one more, in a different country! but i just signed up to do paris 2019! (and booked a airbnb)

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Awesome.

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stupid! its a year away i dont have to worry yet.

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It’s a fab one that....

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so i hear and hot!

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Just thought I’d do a quick post. I am gutted that it took me 8 hrs to completed the London Marathon on Sunday however I can say proudly that I did finish. So couch potato to marathoner runner in 28 weeks. It has made me want to do it again though to get a better time. I’d be really lucky tho to get a ballot place 2years in the row

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8 hours in only 28 weeks? You rock! It took my 5 years to get to a marathon.

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Thank you- I think it was because i didn’t get to run as much as I liked and I’d trained for a 6 to 6.30 finish. However on a plus I did get to the finish and I raised quite a bit for my 2 charities.

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C2M in 28 day is completely amazing!! I've been looking around for you, great to hear from you - it was such a tough day!! Well done xxx

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28 days would be amazing lol 😂😂😂😂😂

Thank you

It was very tough for the slower runners like me water had started to run out as early as mile 8 and didn’t have a proper water stop again until around mile 13. If it wasn’t for the crowds I think a lot more people wouldn’t have finished.

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Oops HA! Sorry :D Marathon badge is winging its way to you now...

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Woo hoo. Thank u

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Sorry to hear about the water situation, really terrible :(

But you are a complete badass!!!!!

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Sorry this is a late post. It has been a sad week here. I live right next to the area where the van attack took place in Toronto on Monday. The race is next week and the starting line is right next to the strip where this tragic event took place. I ran on Tuesday and passed by the area. It was so quiet. One of our neighbours was a victim. Regarding the running I did another long run on sat with the group - around 15k, then I tried to run home to get to 18, and got a very sharp pain in my right foot and had to stop. But Ive done a couple of shorter runs since then and it seems to be ok. Also have a band-aid over a big blood blister on one toe now, though its strangely not painful at all. I got some thin running socks which seem to help. I am hoping I will be able to run the full race. The last time I ran 21 was way back in Feb. Where does the time go? 🙂

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So sorry to hear your news.

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Thanks C3PO. If there is any good news out of it, the community is really coming together over this. I think the race may be special for that reason for many people here, myself included.

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Hugs xxx

Where indeed? :)

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Thanks roseabi.

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