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1 Rungo + 2 EJBs + 1/4 SIS = 15K = SUPERWOMAN + 3 blisters :D

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Still on holiday, I planned a route along a couple of trails that weave through several different parks (Fishtrap Creek being my favourite), crossing several main roads on the way. Trees, open parks, lakes, bridges - lots of variety. It was a route that allowed me to do 13k (longest distance so far), or potentially to add another km to get to 14k if I felt up to it.

I used Rungo for the first time, and it was mostly very successful given that I had never done this run before and I don't know the area at all. I had planned a route in advance and followed the audible navigation when all was going well (resorting to checking the Rungo map on my phone on the occasions it went a bit awry).

I had a jelly baby at 6k and another at 12k and half of my bottle of water with the SIS electrolyte tab in it. This run was beautiful and distracting, but far more undulating than I am used to - I did resort to walking up the latter part of a couple of hills, which proved faster than my attempts at running up them anyway, but other than that I ran the entire way. After each uphill stretch my legs felt like lead, but each time they recovered well.

As I approached 'home' I didn't just feel up to the extra km, I figured I could make it to 15k (the last couple of km's were on paths I knew and were all flat or distinctly downhill). And I did it! 15k!! Just 1km short of the 16k needed for the GSR. I am so happy.

Sadly though I have significant blisters on both feet, now cosying up underneath their very own Compeed plasters. I think I will have to take a look at this tape I have seen people talking about - prevention has to be better than cure :) But 15k is 15k and the blisters will heal. Still grinning to myself.

Happy running everyone :)

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LittleNell83
LittleNell83Half Marathon

Fab run Linda :) hope you are having a great holiday x

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to LittleNell83

Thanks. I'm very happy with it, but boy can I feel it in my legs now. I guess it was the hilly bits which I am not used to. But it feels like a 'wow I've worked hard' kind of ache rather than a 'I've strained something' kind of pain😀. Has been a great holiday visiting family, but only one run left before I head home - and that will be an easy one 😀😀😀

Well done Linda, that is brilliant!! I can imagine how thrilled you are with 15k, grin away, so well deserved. :) :)

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Lorijay

Thanks. It feels good 😀

Lordi
LordiMarathon

Great run! Leukotape is good.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Lordi

Aha. Thank you. That saves me trawling back to find the name of the tape. Will get right on to ordering some :)

Lordi
LordiMarathon in reply to linda9389

Just noticed there are hundreds of Leukotape products - but is the stuff you need (sorry it's a Finnish language chemist's webpage but you can see what it looks like) Micropore tape. Translation is skin tape or fibre tape. It is meant for wounds that can't be covered with adhesive tapes (for obvious reasons - ouch). It is not very sticky but acts line a second skin and stays put - I wind 2-3 -4 layers around my affected toes when I' m long distance hiking.

yliopistonverkkoapteekki.fi...

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Lordi

Brilliant, thankyou. My blisters are at the inside edge of the ball of my feet, where the shoe upper meets the sole. If I wrap around the ball of my feet I'm going to need a big roll 😀

Lordi
LordiMarathon in reply to linda9389

Ahh...it might not work for that area as there is a lot of shear force, it will rub off quite quickly. Go for one of the general sticky sports tapes instead.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Lordi

Maybe I will wait and ask the people in the running shop for a recommendation when I take back the new shoes - which were even worse than the old ones!

BlondeAmbition72
BlondeAmbition72Half Marathon

Awesome achievement! 👍😊

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Thanks. Definitely feels good :)

Whatsapp
WhatsappHalf Marathon

Good acheivement but the blisters are a bit worrying. A good pair of running shoes should not be giving you blisters. So maybe these need replacing, or it may be the socks you are wearing - are they running socks, or just everyday socks.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

I agree! Has been a problem since upping distance. I have proper shoes from an independent running shop after gait analysis. I have hilly and runderwear socks. The shoes were rubbing as I upped to 12k. Being 18 months old, I treated myself to a new pair at a different independent running shop. These gave me actual blisters at 12k! I went back to my old ones and got through 13k alright but yesterday proved too much. Am going to take the new Brooks back when I'm home - I did speak to them before coming away - and really hope I can find a solution. In the meantime I will try this leukotape and any other suggestions would be very welcome 😀

aliboo70
aliboo70Half Marathon

Well done Linda a great training run in the bag!😊

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Well I knew you'd done it from your other replies, Linda but have only just caught up on here. Fantastic run and no wonder you feel like Superwoman! 👍💪 You will be so ready for the GSR.😀🏃🏽‍♀️

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Sandraj39

Will keep my fingers crossed - have had too many injuries to take anything for granted 😀

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

I've had my fair share too, so I am exactly the same!

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