The Great South Run and Beyond by hfry

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I have been running for a number of years now and this will be the third year in the Great South Run. I am hoping to start to increase the speed of my...

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Started: 21 Sep 2011

Last post: 25 Feb 2015

  • Feeling great

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    Feb2520159:24 a.m.

    For the last couple of weeks I have been finding it hard to keep motivated. Every run has been getting slower, my legs were aching more and I have had a strange cold/ cough thing that keeps flaring up. I have just kept telling myself, keep on going, no one said it would be easy and other such mantras. Well this week all change. My half marathon on Sunday went well. My cold seems to have gone and yesterdays run was the most enjoyable for a long time, with no real aches and pains.

    Why this change I am not sure, but last Sunday, due to the half marathon, was a shorter run, so it could be that, I have been trying to sleep more and also I have increased the carbohydrate and fruit/veg I am eating, I have also used and bought a foam roller. It feels great to be feeling great and I am looking forward to tomorrows run and Sundays 17 miler.  

    To any one else who is really starting to find marathon training hard work I would say, just keep plugging away, next week or the next run it could all come together.

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    • gloshawk 'Glad that there's been that change of motivation for you - what better news to celebrate your 200th posting; congrats on that milestone. I hope that the 17 miler goes well at the weekend; take it steady, grind it out, and feel that confidence increase further.' added 25th Feb 2015

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    • bevlar 'Good luck for the 17 miles on Sunday & glad to hear your running mojo is back :-)' added 25th Feb 2015

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    • hollywooddave 'Excellent:) many people would stop when the going got tough, you drove through it and pushed through! Great stuff!' added 25th Feb 2015

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    • Rob_Barber '👍' added 25th Feb 2015

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    • DavidHaworth1965 'Great to read that you have turned a corner. Long may it last. Enjoy your 17 miler on Sunday. I've got a half instead of an 18 miler this weekend, feels like a holiday! ' added 27th Feb 2015

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    • Jennymcc 'Sounds like you are doing great 😃! I hope your 17 miler has gone well. ' added 1st Mar 2015

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