Thrills & Pills and Glute aches

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Thrills & Pills and Glute aches

Did the VLM in 2012 and have caught the race bug. Trying to stay injury free and hoping the aches stay firmly in my butt

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Rolling in the heat

Ouch!! Have been running 4-5 x week since the marathon with one long (13-16) miler on Sundays without too much trouble, that was until the weather changed. Did 5 miles yesterday early evening, a gentle trot off road. Other than being sweat-soaked after ...

The day I stopped being a sol...

Amazing!!!! Did it in 5:14 but as I keep telling anyone who'll listen, it would have been under 5:00 if not for the 2 toilet breaks! High points: The crowd, really couldn't have done it without the constant cheers, high fives and support.  Lucozade ener...

Good luck

Good luck to everybody running tomorrow!!! Remember when it starts hurting we'll all be feeling your pain xx

It's getting closer......

did last long run last Friday, a painfully inadequate 19.4 miles in which I spent most of the last few miles with alternate legs hoiked up the nearest wall/fence/bus shelter and running my painful legs sobbing and muttering to myself (apologies to anyon...

Are they for real???

So, did the 2nd 20 miler today, beautiful run through Windsor, started to HURT around mile 18, stopped once or twice but that hurt even more!!! Am slightly panicking - my VLM race number is 7740, I put a finishing time of 4:30 when applying which is in ...

Snow good

So, have been doing lots of gym work this week in anticipation of a 18 mile run tomorrow, but even I'm not mad enough to snow run, skidded on ice last year and was lucky not to fracture my kneecap! Currently sulking and wishing I'd planned things differ...

sowing the seeds

I was thinking whilst out on a run today about why I started running at all and how far I'd come.  Back then a 3 mile run was more than enough until the next dreaded time, and now it's an add on, an afterthought at the end of a long run. I don't even ad...

Instruments of the devil

Survived the gym, couldn't resist the treadmill first though - well I tried to but all 12 of them were in use. Now I know it's january and we all have resolutions to break but honestly out of all the treadmillers only 3 were actually running, none were ...

Gym :(

Rest day yesterday just took the dog for a walk in Windsor great park. Gym tonight to do some core work. If you have the chance please look on my just giving page which is now up and running, I'm torturing myself putting running times/distances into my ...

The nicest bath ever

Long run day. 3 hrs 15 mins. Haven't a clue what distance but I covered 2 counties Set off at 08:45 following another busy night shift on labour ward. Legs are starting to ache less as the endorphins are kicking in. Off to bed now for a couple of hours ...

New shoes

When does one buy their marathon trainers. Currently I buy a new pair every 4 months or whenever I feel my knees rattling. My last pair (addidas - never again) I got in November, JJB. sports had gone into administration and they were half price, silly m...

starting to seem real

Now that i have received my magazine and confirmation letter that i had a place in the 2012 marathon, paid my fee and told everyone what i would be doing, 2 little worries are niggling away at me, which in hindsight i should have thought of before.... F...