Hello... wish I could run again!

3narf

Regular Member
Hi

I used to do a lot of running, starting with competing nationally as a teenager (my school, Malet Lambert, was the only school in the National Young Athletics League), then in the RAF where I won a couple of trophies, despite athletics in the RAF in the '80s being like getting blood out of a stone.

I've done half marathons plus the London Marathon in 2007. I always relied on being able to run to clear my head or simply for the joy of it.

I started road cycling in 2010 and found I was rarely running; I have tried several times to get back into it but it no longer feels natural. Cycling is tolerant of folks in their 50s carrying a few excess pounds, whereas running isn't...

The situation now is I have a right foot/ankle/achilles injury that hasn't properly been diagnosed. I had a few sessions with an NHS physio in 2019 but she admitted to having no idea what the problem was, and told me she would consult with more foot-specialising colleagues, but obviously Physiotherapy isn't currently a thing. Personally I think I need an X-ray.

I wish I could sprint again. I did an unofficial 10.9s for 100m at age 17 and I still feel I could sprint, if only my ankle would allow it!

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3narf

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Oh well, tumbleweed. Never mind, I'll just use this thread to record the miles I do.

I tentatively ran 5 minutes on Friday as my foot seems to be settling down after 18 months. This morning I did:

1.7 miles at 10 min/m pace.

I used to do the RAF annual 1.5 mile fitness test run in just under 8 minutes. :rolleyes:
 

Yellow Fang

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10.9 seconds for 100m isn't bad. 8 mins for 1.5 miles ain't quite so impressive but better than I could ever do. My PB for a metric mile was 5:29 and 11:50 for two, but that was on a track.
 

Yellow Fang

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I used to use www.fetcheveryone.com to record my runs. Obviously there must be other sites. I don't use it now because I don't want to time my runs, as I can't train as much as I could and don't want to be depressed about my slow times.
 
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3narf

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10.9 seconds for 100m isn't bad. 8 mins for 1.5 miles ain't quite so impressive but better than I could ever do. My PB for a metric mile was 5:29 and 11:50 for two, but that was on a track.
Thanks, although it was a very long time ago! :laugh: Not sure I could have done a track mile in 5.29.
 
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3narf

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2.5 miles run
 
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