A New Running Thread for 2017


#621

Good luck, I did 23 miles as my longest but yeah anything over 20 should be fine. Seems like you’re smashing it, join the strava group so we can all get jealous


#622

Everyone in this thread is fit or sexy, simply by posting in here.


#623

must be where I’ve been going wrong!"


#624

Thanks! We’ll see how it goes on the day… Just looked up Strava, seems good. I’ll join the group and then you can all see my horrible pacing


#625

Urgh, is it just impossible to booze whilst training? Had 3 beers at an event last night and feel like absolute death today.

I’ve joined yer Strava group finally, thanks for the invite, will download the app once I free up some room on my phone. Good luck to anyone running this weekend!


#626

good luck @marckee and any other london marathon people


#627

Thank you! I made it around. Not quite the time I was hoping for, but my knee blew up again around 14miles in. A few miles of walking and a patch up job by the physios did enough to carry me through to the end.

Definitely won’t be running the Hackney Half next weekend.


#628

Well played mate, ridiculously good effort to get round with an injury at that stage. Unbelievable.


#629

Also, I have yet to run a half/marathon that hasn’t been run in blazing sunshine. I should start a wedding date planning service.


#630

I’m not sure who that Anonymous donor is, but thank you!


#631

Nice work getting through it, man! Hope the knee heals up quickly :pray:


#632

Great work marathon people! fair play to you Marckee for posting a time like that with an injury, must have been a long 12 miles.


#633

Who’s doing the Hackney Half then?

I’ve decided to just turn up and give it a crack with a knee support on, hopefully adrenaline gives enough of a boost for my knee to hold up round it and then I’ll give it a good, proper rest before starting prep for Ealing in September


#634

will be 4th time around for me.
good luck with the knee, i guess that gives you an opportunity to soak up the atmosphere and not worry about trying for a PB or anything, which is actually pretty great when you think about it.
weather is looking good for running, which makes a change for hackney.


#635

Cheers! Yeah, looks like it’ll be overcast and mild, I’ll take that all day long compared to last year! Still half-hoping to break 2hrs this time around given how much the heat affected me last year but I can’t see it happening.


#636

Thought I might be getting back on track for a half in three weeks time until I went for a walk with the TV and she had to go home to get the car so I could get back.


#637

Oh boy :disappointed:


#638

Fell better soon, chadders! :muscle:


#639

Cheers. Gonna see how it feels tonight, ice it up and then make a decision on the weekend about the half.


#640

Got my first physio appointment tomorrow morning. My knee hasn’t gone down since the marathon, which is a little worrying, but hopefully they’ll be able to tell me what I need to do to stop it coming back.

Good luck in the Hackney Half to everyone who’s running it on Sunday!