Ah, answered this one already. I just found when I started running in lockdown my distances kept increasing so I thought I should do something with it. I also knew an ex-CRC member a little bit and kept seeing all these virtual runs in lockdown and thought sod it join up. I'm not particularly sociable so found it difficult at first but I'm glad I perceived.
General fitness, I guess. This time around running really helped me with anxiety and stress in that very strange 1st lockdown. It also gave me some peace from the kids if I'm honest. Having said that I’ve been very active all my life playing cricket, tennis, squash, cycling and some HIT stuff. I'm not one for sitting around although I love reading.
I'm in the doldrums a bit at the moment. Having run through some crazy weather to train for Newport Marathon it was, to put mildly, a bit of a bummer for my hip to fall apart the day before. Four months down the line I'm still having physio but I'm slowly getting there. I've signed up for the Manchester marathon in 2024 so that's my inspiration at the moment. I have found having something booked in the future keeps me interested. I love running, I love the chats even though I do witter on sometimes. If I can't do that I love running and listening to various podcasts.
Easy one here. Sub 3:30 marathon.
Running wise, it would have to be running a virtual marathon last year. I would never have been able to do that without Sadie and Mark H shepherding me around.
Yes, letting a running plan override what my body was telling me. I knew my hip was in trouble a few weeks before the marathon and because I was on a plan, I was too scared to rest. I suppose the other one is not getting back into it earlier. I was quite quick over the middle to long distances when I was younger, and I now feel injury, age and weight are now holding me back.
I've not run that many, but I suppose it would so far have to be Cardiff half. My favourite run was running down Bulmore Road early one morning, listening to a really nice album by MJ Cole called Madrugada and simultaneously listening to all the bird song on my bone conducting headphones. Bliss!
Ok already answered another one. Music wise, I have to make sure I listen to the chilled stuff, or I'm done after a mile. I love podcasts, these are normally the either politics, health such as ZOE or Virology. Can't think the interest for last one originated.
It used to be protein yoghurts until the ZOE talk about protein and why most of us don't need the extra supplements. I love homemade banana milkshakes, so guess that's my favourite.
Listen to your body, warm up, just enjoy it and don't worry about times or what others are doing.
Can't think of anything other than my best purchase for running was definitely bone-conducting headphones.
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