Sunday, 30 June 2013

Endurance run cancelled

I thought my leg problems were behind me after my 8 hour run. I was wrong. My left hamstring injury decided to return last weekend. I reluctantly took the decision to postpone my 12 hour endurance run at Gorleston. I plan to run it same place but in August. This will give me 8 weeks to get myself injury free. This is a really frustrating time as I just want to run.

My motivation to write this blog is not where it should be. I put this down to me being upset that my ability to train and run has been put back. Normal blogging will return in good time.

On a positive note, we have our first winner of Marks monthly 100 club.

Number 53, belongs to Mr Eddie Dixon from Lowestoft. Well done £50 is yours.

I plan another monthly draw in August.

This blogs donation roll of honour.

Jane Tibble - one of my Walberswick fitness ladies
Sandra - another Walberswick fitness lady
Stevie Allix- an old regiment friend
Thank you

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Sunday, 16 June 2013

Back to running ways

Thank The Lord, it's been a frustrating fortnight. Been finding it very difficult not to run. The hamstring tear may still be in the background but hasn't stopped me training this week.

My injuries have left me to focus on myself and to realise that injuries and pain can be avoided or eased with abit of thought and care about one self. Fixing your feet-this book has opened my eyes and given me some great tips

A must read for anyone wanting to make running a big part of their life.

So with my 12 hr endurance , I felt that this weekend I should run for 8 hours not so much a distance test, but a test of my mental ability. It was certainly tested. During the 8 hours, Lowestoft saw lots of different weather, rain, wind ,sun and hail.
I was eating roughly every 2-3 hours and having a gel every hour.
I would like to thank the James Paget University hospital, who fitted my with a mobile Electro Cardio gram machine to see how my heart would cope with an 8 hour run.

Results to follow...
I was followed for the first 2.5 hours and the last 2.5 hours by my girlfriend Paula on her bike. She kept me motivated. Thank you.
Roll on the 12hr run, looking forward to it.

This blogs donation roll of honour.

Claire Whittonbury

Thank you

12 hour endurance run at gorleston is a fortnight away. Come along and say hello or even run with me for a while

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Sunday, 2 June 2013

Daft and

Following my 2 pb's from last week, I have had to take it very very easy this week. It's been a steep learning curve but I've learnt the hard way.
I'm getting to old to run races especially short distances without enough warming up.
On Mondays race I had a bit of trauma to my right hamstring and the previous 5 mile race, I suffered abit of trauma to my left hamstring.both caused by racing and not properly warmed up.
So I rested this week, till Saturday. Where I planned to do a slow marathon ish. I am very motivated for running at the moment especially the longer runs, which I feel is good.
Saturday morning, perfect running conditions, dry, not too sunny. I managed just under 5 miles and my left leg said Nooooooo!!!! It felt like somebody had stuck a hot knife in there. 😞That was the end of that. Spent the rest of the day resting, icing, compressing and elevating.
Feel very frustrated, but at the same time I feel that I have learnt a valuable lesson. Act your age Mark, lol.
Whilst resting I've planted some crops. Beet root, carrots, and spinach in my little veg patch

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