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Weekly chat: February 24th-March 1st ğŸŽ‚

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

This week ends with my birthday, so grab yourself a piece of cake on me and let us know how you're doing!

I’m heartily sick of the wind and the rain and the mud (though at least we haven't had snow). The Bath Half Marathon team have gone so far as to write a blog on how to weather the weather if it's getting in the way of training for Bathalf on 15th March 😂.

As of this morning I seem to have been struck with a very painful bruised-feeling heel, so no running for me this week - maybe I can force myself to cycle in the rain instead.

How about you? How are you coping? Still getting out for your runs?

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Redcello41
Redcello41HUHM v5K

I know exactly how you feel, I am also tired of wind, rain and mud! I'm glad we haven't had snow and I cannot wait for the better weather to come in spring! I'm still managing to get out on my runs though! Such a shame you have to take a week off running, hope your heel gets better soon! 😃

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Redcello41

You're definitely not letting the weather win though and that's what counts. I'll take a week off without conplaint, but it's SO painful that I'm a bit worried it won't heal before Bath ğŸ¤ž

Redcello41
Redcello41HUHM v5K in reply to linda9389

Yep, sometimes we have to do.what we have to do despite the weather. I'm sorry to hear that it's so painful, let's hope it heals up before Bath Half!

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon

Mornin 😃. Birthday greetings 👍🥳🍰

I have no cake ☹️ Only a double espresso as I’m headed out for the long schlepp to my son’s. I always walk as there’s never anywhere to park

Run training going ok. Bit achey today as I ran subsequent days. A long walk should iron out any kinks.

Fed up of road running but the trails are off limits at the mo due to the weather Getting back to them will be so sweet 👌🙂.

Have a good week everyone 😃👍🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️💪

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to misswobble

No cake? Calamity! I can't wait to get off the roads too! I'm too much of a wimp to run through mud and jump over puddles, but it must be bad your way to have put you off (you're made of much tougher stuff than me 😍).

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM v10Mile

Happy birthday for the weekendğŸŽ‚

I've managed a 14k and 5k this week and a couple of classes at the gym (one with the dreaded foam roller!)

The Chester 10k will be my first ever race on 8th March, so I'm hoping to do another 2 runs this week in preparation.

I was looking at the race route last night and nearly fainted when I saw the elevation gain -" I'll never do that " I thought in a panic. I finally realised the elevation gain was measured in feet, not metres, so thankfully it's not as steep as I feared. Have a good week 😊🏃‍♀️🤸‍♂️

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Cantstopmenow

Oh my - I've been caught out by elevations in feet before now, very scary! With those distances under your belt you should smash the Chester 10K, I hope you enjoy every minute of it and, remember, we do like reading race reports in this forum 😍

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM v10Mile in reply to linda9389

Thank you. I hope you recover quickly and enjoy the bath hm ğŸ¤ž x

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM

Happy birthday later on this week! I'll be baking a birthday cake for hubby's birthday tomorrow.

I had a great week on the Isle of Wight last week, and managed to fit in lots of running. It's such an inspiring place. I actually woke up at 6:30 every morning, so that I could be out of the apartment in time for a sunrise run or walk by the beach.

The winds were pretty tough over there, so this morning's 12 km run in lighter winds here in Oslo wasn't too bad. I'm still behind in my LLHM training, but my running is definitely top priority from now on.

Cantstopmenow
CantstopmenowHUHM v10Mile in reply to C3PO

Sounds like you had a lovely time, despite the wind. I'm behind in my hm training too, but, will keep going at my own pace 😊

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to C3PO

Wow, 6.30 every morning despite the rotten weather we've been having - kudos to you! I'm fairly sure everyone from the UK running at LLHM will currently be behind on their schedule, you may be in very good company. I'm waiting to find out what my volunteer role will be - almost as exciting as running it 😍

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

OOOh!!!!! Happy nearly-Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am going to be at the Mother-in-Law's this weekend, so there will be a good chance of cake 😋

Recovering from my virus and Brighton Half Marathon ordeal this week. Not quite so sore today but still extremely hungry!

The HM was tough with the gales, but at least the rain mostly held off! I failed to finish in under 2 hours (first time in years! And only 47 seconds over - curses!!) so I was a bit annoyed at first, but basically I think I did good 😊😊😊

This will be a bit of a life-getting-in-the-way-of-running sort of week, which is a good excuse to rest I suppose!

Happy running all - speedy heel-healing Linda xxx

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to roseabi

Recovery, rain, and life have at least all conspired to meet in the same week! Sounds like you might as well eat cake 😂. It must be very easy to account for those 47 seconds (and more) on the basis of the weather on Sunday. It would mess with my head even before the start line. I'm sure it's frustrating after all the training - but it's the weather and virus that are at fault, not your running!

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator in reply to linda9389

😍😍😍

misswobble
misswobbleMarathon in reply to roseabi

Well done 😃💪👍🏃‍♀️🍰🏅

I hope you get some rest along with your cake at your MIL’s 🙂

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon in reply to roseabi

Well done on your HM! Have I missed a run report on it? (...'runs off to look'). Frustrating to just miss the 2hrs but hey, most of us can only dream of such times! Considering the weather and I think you weren't feeling 100% - I think you should feel pretty proud! ☺️💪

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile

This weather is abysmal, so much so that I hit the treadmill again yesterday. I’m due for a long run tomorrow, and I *think* it’s supposed to be ok, so we’ll see. ğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž

The fly in my ointment isn’t running related though. I was supposed to be going on holiday with my 2 daughters and grandson to Tenerife next week. Well first the sandstorm - and now coronavirus has hit one of the hotels near to ours and there’s lockdown. 😷 We can’t risk it with a little baby, so it looks like I’ll be running in the wind and rain next week. I also have a trip to Venice planned with friends in May ........ 😩😩😩

Still, at least I have my HM to look forward to in 2 1/2 weeks time. 👍

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Ahh no, how disapointing for you all. One of my boys is supposed to be going to Milan next weekend - not sure how much of Milan will be open though! I'm going with Bath HM being 3 weeks off still - gives a bit longer to sort my foot out 😍. Tomorrow does look better - run for me please while you're out there 😂

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to linda9389

Such a shame linda9389, but it has to be the right decision, even though I keep wondering if I’m overreacting. The baby has swung it for me though. Way too precious to risk. 💙 Plus selfishly I was imagining being quarantined in our hotel if we had gone ahead. I’d have missed the Bath Half ........ 😳😱😳

Ok we’ll say 3 weeks to go then! Under 3 weeks gives me massive butterflies! 🦋 Are you concerned about your foot? I’ll send you some healing vibes .......... 🧘‍♀️❤️ This is a bumpy road for us all isn’t it? We need to have a blast on the day - and we will! 😀😀

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to cheekychipmunks

Very concerned. The physio said it sounded like plantar fasciitis or stress fracture! Am seeing him today.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to linda9389

Oh please neither of those Linda .......... ☹️

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM v10Mile in reply to linda9389

Oh no Linda, not more 😱😢xxx

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Oh Munks what a shame. Can’t blame you though, it’s not worth it, is it, especially with a little one. We’re due to go to Italy in May too, I guess we just need to keep everything crossed at this stage ğŸ¤ž

As long as it doesn’t hit Bath any time soon ......😏🏃‍♀️🙂

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Irishprincess

There was someone quarantined at Bath Uni but they tested negative in the end.

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

Thank goodness I don’t like jelly babies so I won’t be tempted to take some from strangers’ sticky hands........🥴 (I originally typed “sticky strangers’ hands and then realised that didn’t sound right 😂 Can’t be having a sticky stranger can we 😂)

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Irishprincess

You’re right IP, my little grandson is more important than a week in the sun, and once this has all died down we’ll go somewhere else. In the meantime I’ll be trotting around in the wind and rain muttering under my breath and trying not to think of what might have been! 🙄🏃‍♀️

Looking forward to the Bath Half even more now. Somehow the holiday was the buffer between now and then and it was keeping the 🦋🦋🦋 at bay. I have them now though! How’s the knee feeling now? ğŸ¤žğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

My husband and I were just saying last night how awful it would be to have to stay in your hotel room for two weeks! Of course my first response was, “and I wouldn’t be able to run!” 🙄

Yes, every time I think about Bath I get the 🦋 not long to go 🙀

The knee is ok’ish. I’m just back from a tentative jogette. It’s not bad but I couldn’t run 13 miles on it atm ☹️ Thanks for asking Munks 🙂

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Irishprincess

Over 2 weeks healing yet - we've got this!

JonathanP
JonathanP10 Miles in reply to cheekychipmunks

Very disappointing for you Cheeky - hope you manage to get away together some other time. We have a holiday with family in Tuscany booked for May so have everything crossedğŸ¤ž

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to JonathanP

Thanks JonathanP, disappointing indeed, but simply not worth the risk. Our little grandson is robust and I’m sure we’d be totally fine - but imagine if we weren’t, or if we were quarantined in our hotel? ğŸ‘Ž

I’m going to sit down with my daughters and amend the flights to go somewhere else later in the year - there will be a fee, but I’d rather pay that than waste the money already spent. ✈️

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

Some things cannot be risked cheeky and little babies are at the top of the list! I whatsapp'd the news to my sister who was travelling to the airport to fly out to Tenerife yesterday. They usually stay at the resort which has been affected, but luckily they were too late to book, so they are staying elsewhere on the island. Some people are taking it a bit far though; friends of ours have just flown home from Japan; they have been nowhere near the area where the cruise ship was quarantined, but people are refusing to meet up with them!

So, a white legged Spring it is! At least I am back running, Ieven did a 4k with some speed injected yesterday (not much speed though!); time to get the old legs moving properly again.

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Beachcomber66

Gosh that is taking it a bit far isn’t it BC? Your poor friends! 🙄 Hope your sister and family have a wonderful time. I’m wonder how it would have worked if they’d have been staying in the affected hotel - would they even be allowed to check in? 🤔

You’re right of course, it’s not worth the risk with the baby. He’s a robust little soul, but he’s only 5 1/2 months old and it would be unforgivable of me to knowingly put him and my daughters in potential harm’s way. Chances are we’d be fine, but we don’t know for sure.

So yes, running with white legs it’ll have to be (oh, and they’re WHITE!) We’ll go somewhere later in the year when (hopefully) this flipping virus is under control. I’m willing to pay the fee to amend the flights, as I hate the thought of wasting the money already spent! We’ll sit down later and pick somewhere remote! ✈️

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

We are supposed to be going to Canada and on to Hawaii in July, with our Canadian resident daughter and a friend. I think that I just have to take a risk and book it, otherwise we might lose the chance of seeing them. There is no telling where this will end up; fear, as much as reality, will be a big factor.x

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksHUHM v10Mile in reply to Beachcomber66

Definitely right there. So much of this is common sense. I’m sure you’ll be ok for your wonderful sounding trip to Canada and Hawaii. How exciting! 👏👏

Having said that, I’m due to go to Venice with my choir in May. That’s pretty close to Ground Zero in Europe, so I’ll be very surprised if we go. Booo. ☹️

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon in reply to cheekychipmunks

ğŸ¤ž

C3PO
C3POVirtual HM in reply to cheekychipmunks

So sorry to hear that, but it's good you're staying safe.

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM v10Mile in reply to cheekychipmunks

Oh no cheeky! So sorry to hear that but as you say, it’s best to be safe. Let’s hope it doesn’t all go on too long and that it doesn’t affect all our race entries ğŸ˜±ğŸ¤žğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž

Oh no Linda😣 sorry to hear you have pain in your heel, I hope some rest from running will sort it. You know what to do, but it is so frustrating and painful.

I hope you have something nice planned for your birthday later this week.

Hugs from me, and I hope it clears quickly.😚xxx

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Bluebirdrunner

Thanks BB! Of course you know exactly how it feels. I'm considering trying to get a physio appointment immediately to maximise my chance of it being OK. It's not a niggle, it's a whacking great 'I don't want to put my foot down' sort of pain that came from nowhere! 🤬🤬🤬. Glad to see you keeping up with your S&F - you're doing a great job of hanging on in there 😍

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Ouch I hope that feels better soon....

I am a bit off this week as I have foot pain which I am hoping will go with the usual RICE etc... so I am doing zone 2 runs to keep it gentle all week.I am trying hard to fit in more weights work but finding it a struggle. I had every intention last night when I got home from work, but the house was a tip, and I had a chicken to cook, by which time, after eating it was 8.30 and that is half an hour before my bedtime. So it was a no no. Onwards and upwards tho...

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY :)

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to ju-ju-

Thank you 😊. Your foot's been niggling for a while now hasn't it, no fun, but bothing stops you 💪👍 I'd really like to trade my feet in for a new pair ... or maybe it's my calves I need to replace. Hope yours is back to 100% again very soon.

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator in reply to linda9389

urgg... so annoying but we keep on keeping on :)

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon in reply to ju-ju-

That reminds me - must try to get to bed earlier myself! I am terrible at faffing around and going to bed far too late. I am sure it would help with my running too!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Sandraj39

Oooh ... that sounds too familiar!

Decker
DeckerModerator

Oh I hope your heel eases up soon and also an early happy birthday in case I miss saying it later! I have my only scheduled race on Sunday. Not sure what the weather will be like. We just had a snow warning for Wednesday. Hopefully it will be dry. I feel very unprepared for this one, with all that happened on the work front leading up to it, I’ve not really focused on training hard for it, so I will just go to enjoy the race and the day. Happy running everyone!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

There's a lot to be said for just turning up to enjoy the race and the day, we should all try that once in a while 👍. Hopefully any snow you do get will be of the easy to run on variety - if there is such a thing. Screws at the ready? 😍. Good luck!

Decker
DeckerModerator in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda. Screws at the ready! But I am told it is a super flat course so they may not be needed unless there is an ice storm :)

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon

Oh no Linda! Not what you need! You with heel pain, me with knee pain 🙄 I have actually searched if I can walk the Bathhalf and apparently you can as long as it’s within 4 hours. I’m keeping this up my sleeve.

I still haven’t tried a run since Friday, just resting and doing all the usual. It does seem a lot better but I’ve been kneeling (in the garden) and doing weights in the gym and I can still feel it niggling 😡 but I think I’m a bit paranoid now and feeling everything as bad.

If it feels ok tomorrow I might go for a short jogette to test the waters.

I hope your heel pain goes away asap. Thanks for the cake 😋 and a very Happy Birthday ğŸŽ‰ğŸŽˆğŸ¾ğŸ¥‚ to you x

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Irishprincess

It's horrid how it gets into your head all the time isn't it! Good luck tomorrow, I hope it behaves. If worst comes to worst I'll walk with you! But it won't. Let's think positive here 😍

Irishprincess
IrishprincessHalf Marathon in reply to linda9389

*Positive vibes, positive vibes* 🍀🍀

Deals1
Deals1Half Marathon

happy birthday when it gets here. I'm on my lunch break - no cake, but i have sushi.

Hope the heel feels better soon

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Deals1

Thank you. Glad you're still managing your running despite this challenging weather 😍

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseHalf Marathon

Sadly we have had snow up here which has meant me not getting out since Wednesday. I'm fairly indifferent to inclement weather, but having snow, sleet and hail driven horizontally into your face by storm force winds is a step further than I'm prepared to go. All of my local parkruns on Saturday were off as they were deemed unsafe, either through parts of the course being flooded, or as a result of fallen trees.

Pretty fair to say that after my exploits in January, February has been a pretty quite month on the running front.

It's dry just now, I'm just hoping it stays that way until I've finished work.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to sTrongFuse

Oh no! Makes it so tricky to fit the runs in! Will keep fingers crossed it stays dry for you today ğŸ¤ž

I didn’t know your birthday is coming up!!! This definitely calls for cake, a real one, with a nice cup of tea ❤️❤️❤️ Hope we can meet soon x

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to JaoJao

Sounds like a plan! Will be in touch once I know where my foot's at ğŸ¤ž

JaoJao
JaoJao in reply to linda9389

I think I know just where to take you 👍

The Weather has been putting me off if I’m honest but this morning when I woke up and saw sunshine creeping through the blinds I sprang out of bed and went out just happy to do a 5K for today... but when I got to 3K I thought what a shame to waste this morninga brightness (who knows when we might get it this good again!) so I went on to do 10K. Just a ‘plod along’ run but I came home feeling really good about it. I’ve been keeping to my plan of 10k every couple weeks.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to JaoJao

Fantastic! It was much nicer than forecast - I definitely should've gone out on my bike this afternoon 🙄

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

We are all falling apart linda9389; niggles and worse all over the place! My birthday is on Saturday. It is Tasha99 's 100th Park Run too....although the forecast is for torrential rain, snow and gales! Not really promising. On the up side, I completed the 22nd K of my comeback yesterday. I decided to stick to 4k but I upped the pace a bit; still 45 seconds off 5k PB pace but steps in the right direction. Muddy trails don't help. I managed a steady 8k on Saturday too, so getting there. ğŸ¤ž that is the end of winter bugs!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Beachcomber66

Happy birthday to you for Saturday. Hard to imagine yet another wild weather weekend. Perseverance and patience are key in recovery, you've got this!

Beachcomber66
Beachcomber66Half Marathon

I can do both of those things Linda9389, and the weather won't stop me....just good to have a moan occasionally 😊

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM v10Mile

Happy birthday Linda! I hope your feet start to behave themselves once again 🤗x

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to TailChaser

Flippin'feet 🤬🤬🤬

TailChaser
TailChaserHUHM v10Mile in reply to linda9389

😢

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon

Nearly Happy Birthday, Linda!ğŸŽ‚ Sorry to hear about your heel 😫 - sending healing vibes your way. I really hope it settles down soon for you.ğŸ¤ž

Not a great start to the week for me (hormones! I'll say no more!) and first sign of a cold (annoying) but hope to run tomorrow and then again at the weekend as usual. Like many others, getting a bit bored of all the rain, with the rest of the week not looking particularly great!

I need to find time this week I think, to start properly planning my build up towards RunGatwick HM in May. I am thinking that there is plenty of time to include drop back weeks in training and also hopefully a chance to run the full distance over the Easter hols too. I feel as though I am already crossing my fingers in the hope of avoiding injury and illness etc etc - but all we can do is plan and hope that life doesn't throw a curve ball, I guess!ğŸ¤žğŸ¤ž

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Sandraj39

You certainly know what to do to minimise the risk of injury - that's really all we can do isn't it. If you're getting fed up of the weather, despite your liking of mud, then there's no hope for me 🤣🤣🤣

Sandraj39
Sandraj39Half Marathon in reply to linda9389

🤣🤣🤣 We all have our limits! I only get on to my lovely muddy trails at the weekend (now that half term is over) - pavement pounding in the rain, is just not the same!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator in reply to Sandraj39

Less muddy for a start 😍

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