Como pode??? Um carioca que nunca ter corrido a @corridadesaosebastiao ... Então isso acabou ontem... Como um bom corredor do Rio de Janeiro, iniciei meu ano correndo no nosso "Playground das corridas" mais conhecido como Aterro do Flamengo... Foram 10k ainda com o joelho dolorido, o que me levou a segurar o Pace... Fechei em 54 minutos no conforto... E agora sim com o ano devidamente iniciado vamos ajustar os treinos, focar na alimentação e seguir firme pq 2018 promete hein... #VemComOGuigo 🏃
So.... I actually went for a jog today!! 😱
I call it a jog, not a run as it was so slow and so short 🙈
But I really enjoyed it. I desperately miss moving my body and feeling something different from pain from it. But afterwards my neck has been acting up a bit - but I don't think it'll develop into the same kind of incapacitating pain where I'll have to stay in bed for days that I get from lifting anything or using my arms, so that's a small win for me 🎊
I've actually listened to my body today and took an unplanned rest day. My knee is feeling a bit tight and achy after yesterday's long run and also have pain in glute...not sure if it's my piriformis 😕 Does anyone else get shoulder pain when you use a hydration pack? So anyway with everything hurting I've spent the day inside, keeping warm and dry and doing absolutely nothing! #restday#listeningtomybody#everythinghurts
~ #SUNDAYFUNDAY RACE RECAP ~
First race of 2018 ✅. This course is tough, nice and hilly, but what goes up does come down and it’s great Boston training.
So back in October, 1 stone lighter on a flat course at the Great South I ran 65.10 for 10 miles (in some pretty windy conditions!).
Today on a hilly Cornish course (in damp windyish conditions- although the weather was so much better than forecast) I ran 66:53, so 1 minute 40 secs slower, but faster than last year by 2 mins.
Ok, in honesty it’s not what I hoped for, I’d liked to have been nearer to the Great South time (my PB on this course is 63:48), so I am a little disappointed, but I came away 5th place, and there’s so many reasons to be super pleased with this!
My health will for sure come first now, yes the weight gain has slowed me, but it’s been 6 weeks back into structured training after nearly 6 weeks off. I’ve gained a stone, I’m marathon training, I’ve had a few big mileage weeks for me, so all considered I’m pretty chuffed. And I feel SO MUCH happier it’s indescribable.
It will take time to get stronger and I still need to sort my food out and learn how to eat correctly to fuel my running which will help even more. (So thankful for the advice and support of @r_mcgregor in this area and also for helping me to observe positivity rather than focusing on the negatives.) I just have to learn patience and perseverance!
Today this race was for me. I know I ran as best I could and that’s the most any of us can do. So I’m ending on a positive note with a glass of red in an Epsom salt bath!
Superb race organisation by Carn Runners- yummy soup, awesome goodie bag and seriously nice trophies! Thanks to all involved!
Sunday's are my rest day, but I'm still riding the high from yesterday's long run and wanted to share a few thoughts. Bear with me or feel free to keep scrolling if you don't feel like reading an IG novel. 😊
I wrote in Strava that yesterday was "magical" and it truly was. I was nervous to run 16 miles for the first time in 3 months even though I've done it many times before. But it turned out to be one of those runs where everything felt amazing and I experienced the kind of runner's high that only happens once in a while. I was smiling from ear to ear. Instead of getting tired, I felt like I had more energy with every mile that passed. I've honestly only experienced that level of euphoria a few times while running.
But then, for a moment, I started feeling guilty. I thought of several friends who are dealing with injury and can't run, my husband who had a hard week at work, and other friends who are going through hard things. I almost gave in to the thought of "if they can't be happy like this, maybe I shouldn't be" But I stopped myself and realized what I was doing. I almost lost the joy of this run by letting those thoughts creep in. I have incredible compassion for each of those people and situations, but that doesn't mean I should feel guilty for having an awesome run.
I doubt that I'm the only one who struggles with this. With being unapologetic in what makes you happy. With truly living in the moment and embracing the joy of doing what you love. I don't know why we've been conditioned to think that is wrong or selfish. Running is a hobby and a passion- it's not something I get paid to do, and it is mostly for myself. But it has absolutely made me a better human being, wife, and friend. •
My point is this....I'm learning to embrace who I am and what I love, wether other people understand it or not. Whatever that thing is for you-what makes you feel alive and puts a giant smile on your face-don't ever feel guilty for that. Soak it up and embrace it to the max. Push through the hard days, but REALLY LIVE in the good ones.
Because what lights you up will ultimately spread to the people around you, and in the end, the whole world will benefit from that☀
You haven’t seen too many running pics of me this week because a cold & cough forced me to take Monday through Thursday off...I told my coach I missed Tuesday workout due to it and he laid it out there pretty clearly.. The work for Miami has been done, you need to go into this race without the cough. Was pretty weird to miss 4 days in a row of running and strength training but it makes sense. Averaged an extra 2 hours of sleep per night this week! Listen to your body, trust the training and a few days off will be more beneficial to the end goal. I felt sluggish when I ran Friday. I hit the dirt roads for my long run yesterday and felt good. Best part of being off pavement for a long run = 🐕 @rhodesian.ridgeback_ could join! She stays within about 300m to me but can sniff everything and trot ahead or play catch up. 1 more hard workout before going for a PR in the half this weekend @themiamimarathon ! -A
"Marathon training isn't just about getting your body fitter and stronger to run 26.2 miles, it is also about training the mind. Learning to push through, teaching your mind to be strong and telling yourself that you ARE capable and CAN get to the finish" - week 5 recap of my #hansonsmarathonmethod training is now live on the blog! Link in bio 🤸🏃🏼
Fastest time over 10k, Half Marathon, and Marathon + Most Improved Male - What I came home with from my club, The Teignbridge Trotters' Awards Night yesterday 🏆🏃🏻😀
Was sort of like the official finish to the 2017 running year. Looking back on what everyone has achieved. Was a very well organised event put on by my very good running club! Very pleased to have won my awards. Now looking forward to this year. Just putting in the hard work still at the moment, my first week under my new mentor ticked off today with a 2 and a half hour long run (22.6 miles), and 114 miles for the week. But I'm really looking forward to getting 2018 underway at Reading, 8 weeks today! 👍🏃🏻
The best feeling in the world 🙌🏻Pasadena half marathon this morning!! I went out there to have fun and ended up finishing in 1:37:09 @ 7:25 min/ mile. That's a 7+ min PR and felt GREAT!! Man I love running.
88th overall •12th/ 3633 female • 5th/357 in my age group!
Tata Mumbai Marathon, half marathon category. Finished it in 2:06:07. Wasn't really aiming for a Personal Best, just wanted to enjoy the course!
First run outside Banglore and it had to be India's best run! There's a reason why it is India's most sought after race, because of the scenic route around the course.
At first there's the dazzling Bandra-Worli sealink whose architecture and construction leaves people dumbfounded. Running on it gave me a different kind of high that I've never ever felt on any of my other runs. Then there's the famous Pedder road which houses a lot of high rise buildings like Antilia, the residence of the Ambani's. Mumbaikars who are both young or old, support and encourage all the runners by giving fruits and water. I think this is a yearly ritual for them and it just felt so nice to see them hold placards and support the runners, this was the best part of the run. The last stretch of the course was next to the Worli sea face on the Khan Abdul Gaffar Khan road, where ample number of people were trying to push their limits and finish their races. It was wonderful to watch birds flying across, and filled me with boundless joy just to see so many positive people around me.
It is a must for all runners to try the Mumbai Marathon at least once in your lifetime! Just don't think twice. It will leave a lasting impression on your life. 😊
Will be posting more photos and the Relive route video soon. 😊