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Hi everyone, I haven’t been near the forum for months so
thought I’d let you all know I’m back running (slowly). I’ve had a hard time
after my back and hip injuries which has taken its toll mentally. I’ll not go
into too much detail on the forum but I’ve been off work and I’m being treated
for depression and anxiety. Going from running 10 miles average a day, to no
running, really hit me hard.
I’m back at work now and on the road to recovery. I’m off on
holidays next week to Spain which will help too.
My fitness has totally gone and it’s almost like starting
running from scratch again. I’ve been running my local Parkruns in around 21
minutes, so pretty much 1 min/mile slower than at peak. I haven’t managed a
single mile yet anywhere near my Berlin Marathon 6:24 m/m pace!
It is good to finally be running without pain again. I was
stupid and tried to come back far too early and only made things worse. The
Doctor has advised I don’t run the way I used too, so I’m keeping to lower
mileage now. I’m still determined to reach 100 marathons/ultras though. I’ll
run when I can, walk when I must and crawl if I have to!
I ran a marathon a couple of weeks ago and it was a hard
slog. I had to pick up the pace at the end to finish in 3:47, which is exactly
an hour slower than my PB at Berlin. How the mighty have fallen. Next up for me
will be a 50k on Sunday which will be my 84th mara/ultra.
I’m off to read back a bit. It’s great to see all the familiar
Nice work on the 5k, Leslie.
Badbark, great to hear from you. I'm loving the resolution to keep to lower mileage then the update on a recent marathon and a pending 50k!!
Lorenzo, enjoy China. I was reading an article in May's runnersworld about the recent explosion in mass participation running events there.
Should be a fair crowd at Chandos in April all being well. My applic is in. Like gdawg I am anticipating that my 7 plus minutes is enough. If it isn't it means the open cat will have been reduced to 2.52, which when you factor in that champs is 2,45, there aren't that many runners running between those times.
Reasonable few days for me with an easy 10k Tuesday, then 2 x 3m tempo on Wednesday with 2 min easy between blocks. Plan was mp for first 3 then pick it up 2nd 3. Came in 6.41, 6.42 and 6.48. Then the next set were 6.32, 6.39 and 6.32. Did some bodypump then in the evening. I was off with the kids yesterday so started the day with circuits and then ended it with a 5m recovery run. Then today was 20 x 70s off 1m at 5k effort. Problem with this sort of session is that it takes my gps 25s to work out what is going on so I don't think my recorded splits are a fair reflection.
Struggling at present to be that interested in doing anything hard knowing i'm away for over 2 weeks soon. I am however going to make the trip to Walsall parkrun next Saturday as it's generally regarded as the fastest in the west mids, hence today's session.
going in the 5K. The end part where you caught and held off the teammate is
what made the report for me. Good fortitude finishing today’s 11M
Wow Gul, you make
the swimming workout sound downright awesome from a cardiovascular standpoint.
I’ve never tried to actually swim as a workout. Might have to give it a go.
had a rough go lately. Sorry to hear it. But glad to hear you are running
again. You were originally told no more running at all, so I’d say 21 minute
parkruns are a huge blessing! Agree with Leslie, it will all come back. And
when it starts to happen, you’ll have lots of fun. But as your voice of reason,
listen to your body and don’t go full Madbark
right away. Badbark mode is plentyJ
DT good luck on the
upcoming parkrun (and on the motivation for the quality stuff).
Got my 10M (easy effort) done last night in humid weather.
DOMS had me thinking I was making a mistake at the outset, but turned out OK.
Weird though that my right quad was much worse than my left quad (something
tells me this means unbalanced effort between the legs; my right leg muscles
are actually bigger than the left if someone looks closely…my PT commented on
that way back and since 2011 I have to work hard to keep my left hip in neutral
and get even tread). Humidity broke today so will go out for a shorter easy run
in the sun soon.
Thanks for the heads up DT - I generally try to avoid facebook but is that the "Sub 3 Marathon" closed group? I'll take a look.
That sounds a lot slower than MP Gul!