Weekly round up: parkrun and Pilates

Weekly round up: parkrun and Pilates

Running Happy weekly round up

Another gentle week for me.

Monday saw me back at my Pilates class. This was the first class I’ve been to since I was injured. Although my physio had said I should be fine with Pilates I was a bit concerned about it hurting my foot. I often get a painful cramp in my foot during some of the Pilates moves and I just didn’t want to risk that adding to my foot problem.

But as I’m back running I thought it was about time I went back to my class. Luckily for me the whole class had been off the previous week for the Easter bank holiday so the instructor took it easy with us and we did a lot of deep stretches rather than doing five movements in a row in the 100 position (ouch!).

Wednesday I was with my running club and the Start to Run group. We had a nice 5 minutes run, 1 minute walk to the canal and back to the club. I ran most of it with one of the group who had missed last week and hadn’t got past running for 2 minutes as her homework. She thought she would find the 5 minutes run quite hard but actually did really well. The last few repeats we stopped running after 4min 30 secs, which isn’t bad at all. 

Saturday I decided to brave it and go to my local parkrun. As this is a 5k run I didn’t want to risk running it all so decided to walk/run it with 6 minutes running, 1 minute waking. I did well until the last kilometer when I started to really feel it in my foot. I did a lot more walking for that last bit but still managed to run across the finish line. I was surprised at my time of 33:11 as I was expecting to be 35 minutes or more. I probably should have gone a bit slower and then I might have made the whole 5k without the pain.

So this week I’m going to stick to two runs, one with my start to run group and another 5k. I really want to be okay for the half marathon I’ve entered in May so I don’t want to push it too much, but on the other hand I do need to start increasing my mileage. Eek!

How was your week running? 

This weekly round up is part of the link up with HoHo Runs and MissSippiPiddlin.

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  • With my PF, I’ve been doing 2 runs on the road and 2 in the pool That seems to really help keep things quiet. Don’t get me wrong, my foot hurts after I run, but I was really happy to get my 12 miler in without any pain during the run.

  • If your foot continues to hurt, you could try pool running to help you train. I did it for over 2 months, with cycling too, and now Wendy (below) is doing it for her marathon. It’s just a thought. Hopefully your foot will adapt as you increase your mileage! I’ve never been to a Pilates class. I’m not really sure what movements you do. Thanks for linking with us Nicola!

  • Tricia Barber Vaughn

    I am so glad to hear you’re back to running and while I don’t know what the 100 position is it does sound intense! Isn’t it so hard to not run in a race I mean even if you plan on not doing it. I’m glad it did work out and take care of it and you’ll be fine for you May race! Thanks Nicola for linking up with us, glad your back!

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