Week 8 of 52

If you read last week’s update, you’ll know I haven’t really got a plan for this week due to what I think I can safely say counts as flu – not just a cold. So, the training plan this week is to recover without making myself more ill. I did wonder if my immune system was taking a bit of a battering as I seemed to be a little more prone to minor things over the last month, so it’s an opportunity to get some good nutrients in, particularly important in 2018 when I’ll be doing a marathon and an ironman. When I feel like eating again it’ll be smoothies, soups and supplements!

Last week I’d said I was going to  commit to an average of 10 hours a week for the next six weeks – but that’s not going to happen. So I’m going with the flow. No plans, no targets, and as I enter the last week of my 40s it’s all about saying goodbye to germs and lurgy and getting ready for a super-fit me at 50!

Update:

So the week went by and I made tiny steps every day to getting better, but didn’t feel up to training up until Sunday when I joined the Bri Tri for an abridged ride of 50K – including the dreaded Ditchling Beacon!  Back to normal(ish) for week 9.

 

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Mum of three, a three hour marathoner & an ultra runner

Ordinary Women Being Extraordinary

Hannah Turner, 39, from Harpenden, is married to Benjamin. She has three children aged 13, 11 and nine. Finding a group of like-minded women in her ante-natal group and starting running changed her life…

‘I was a sporty child, but when it came to running I was more of a sprinter than a long distance runner. I was forced to cross country by my teacher and though I hated it but I still made myself do it. And that’s true now! But like a lot of people, when I got to my teens I fell off the fitness wagon and found other more important things to do, like going to nightclubs. By my 20s I started a return to sport and joined a women-only gym. Then I met my husband,  Benjamin, a hockey fanatic, and we both joined the hockey club when we moved to Harpenden.

‘But after my first child was born (13 years ago), both of us playing hockey on a Saturday was a no no. At the same time my friend Katie, suggested that our ante-natal group take it in turns to look after the babies and go for short runs. My initial response was no, I fancied going for coffee instead, but eventually I joined them.

‘The first run was one mile, I got stitch and was out of breath, but I stuck with it. Amazingly there were five or six of us in the one ante-natal group and we were all keen to run – and we’ve remained running friends ever since.

‘Running has changed my life. It’s the focus of everything I do now, and I’ve trained to be a personal trainer and an England athletics Coach in Running Fitness, so I can help others get as much out of running as I do. I plan all my running in the day around school hours (my husband works in London full time).

‘From that one-mile run, we got into a routine and after my second child was born, two years later, I decided to give the 10K a go. I ran the race in 48 minutes, and was comfortable, talking all the way round. Like many other runners, at each stage I said I’ll never do the next thing: ‘I’ll never do a race’, then I did; ‘I’ll never do a half’ and I did; and ‘I’ll never do a marathon’ and I did.

‘Training for my first marathon was time-pressured. I now had three young children. I stuck with three runs and one spin class a week.  If you want to run a marathon well, three times a week is not really enough, so I was delighted when I ran 3.21, and that included a walk at  finish. Encouraged by this I decided it was time to take my training a bit more seriously.

‘I committed to a proper training routine and ran five times a week, including speed work. I also took on a running coach, Robbie Britton. I wanted someone else to tell me what to do.

‘What followed were a lot of good races. I’d already started doing ultra running and  had come fourth in the 50K Royal Parks Ultra. I then had six months training for London. I got PBs across the board including  3.01 (although Strava did say 2.59) for the marathon. After the marathon I did the solo Thunder Run and I won it.

‘I’m pretty sure the reason it worked was because I had total faith in my training prescribed by Robbie. Was it different to what I would have planned? Maybe not. But the important thing is I believed in it.  I also make running a priority. I’m very organised. And I say to my personal training clients the same thing. In fact, I often plan my personal training client sessions around my running.

‘In practical terms, what helped me was pulling back a bit and doing less. I’m amazed at the amount of easy runs I do. And ultra training is not hugely different to marathon. I also did regular parkruns which helped me stay faster (especially as I was  trying to keep ahead of my 13 year old son). I didn’t do massive mileage, and peaked at 40 to 50 miles. I often ran with friends at their pace at 8 to 9 min mile pace, but then I go and do blocks at 6.50 pace near the end of the run when my legs are tired.

‘Eighteen months ago I started to get a pain in my foot. It felt like I had a stone in my shoe, and I wanted to spread my toes to relieve the discomfort. My friend Dawn, said, it sounds like Morton’s Neuroma (she knew because she’d had them!). So I took myself off to the doctor who referred me to a consultant. And lo and behold, I had a Morton’s neuroma. It’s a lump on the nerve in between the third and fourth toe (between other toes it’s just a neuroma).  I had steroid injections, then the other foot started to hurt. More injections followed and the pain got worse.

‘I was lined up to do run the Hampshire Hobbit Marathon and the 100K Race To the Stones, so I went to an osteopath who taped up my feet around the soles of my foot and on the sides. I won both races. It was brilliant!

‘But then I had lots of injuries, which I think was because I was running differently, so I took up biking. I did find doing cycling sessions harder, but I still managed a few duathlons and a 100-mile race. The pain was awful and I had to pull out of the Milton Keynes marathon after 16 miles. I then did the Birmingham marathon and I knew going into it that I’d get to 15 to 20 miles and be in a lot of pain – it was mind over matter, but when I got the end of the race, I was determined to do something about this. I took myself back to the consultant and the only option is surgery, where the nerve will be removed on both feet. I’ve got no specific goals, because I have to take a month off.

‘I’m a better mum and wife because of my running – it makes me happy. When I’m injured I’m grumpier, and just feel moodier. And as for my kids, it’s completely normal to see me in my training gear. I never remember seeing my parents like that. I hope I’m being a good role model. My children all go full in to whatever it is they’ve decided their path is going to be, so I think the dedication and discipline has rubbed off on them.

‘Next for me is to recover from my op, then in-mid January I’ll start again. I’ve still got my eye on that sub three hour marathon.’

 

 

 

 

 

Turning injury into a positive

Ordinary Women Being Extraordinary

Shelly Hynes, 47, is mum to Bladen 17 and Liliana 14, and married to Dom, 47. They live in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire. Shelly took up running and got the bug in a big way, running marathon after marathon. Then injury stopped her in her tracks. But being an endurance woman, Shelly, tenaciously worked out how to get herself back to running and found a new direction in the process.

IMG_0542‘When I fell pregnant with Bladen I stopped smoking and started the journey to a healthier path. Once he was born I wanted to get out and about and shed the baby weight, and headed down to the David Lloyd to get fit. It was here I met Debbie, who looked amazing, and I asked her how she’d got a body like that. She told me she’d lost five stone just by getting out and running – and that was it, I joined her running group.

‘At the start I was right at the back, but I didn’t let that bother me, I just set myself the goal of getting to the front. I’m not sure I’m competitive, but I do like to have a goal, and I think it works to be with people who are faster than me if I want to improve.

‘Soon I was at the front in the running group, and decided I was ready to enter Race For Life. I had stitch and had to walk a bit, but I loved it. It wasn’t long before I’d entered a 10K, then a half marathon and by 2006 (five years after starting running), I’d entered my first marathon. But I had made the classic first-time marathoner mistake of doing too much too soon and ended up with shin splints – earning myself the name, Shelly Shins. In training I only ever got to run 14 miles as my long run. I limped and walk/ran around the marathon and finished up with egg-size blisters and a time of 4.45.

‘I swore I’d never do another marathon, but a week later as we sat having coffee at the David Lloyd, and showing off our medals, talk turned to the next one. Like childbirth you quickly forget the pain of running a marathon.

‘Over the next few years, I ran marathon after marathon, running 4.20, then 4.09, then 4.06 and finally 3.59.58 – which was followed by 3.49. I was on a roll, then when training for the Valencia marathon, injury got a grip.

‘It was a groin injury, and at the start I couldn’t even walk properly. As things improved I started aqua jogging, which made me a feel a bit stupid. I had to go the local pool in the morning when the elderly crowd went in and ‘run’ up and down in the deep end with my aqua belt on. I tried all sorts of treatments and experts, but it seemed that nothing was working. And if I’d listened to some of the people I saw I would have given up. But I was determined to get to the bottom of it.

Running had been something I’d learnt to rely on to deal with stress, so without it, I needed an alternative to running. It was over this period that I discovered Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), which involves tapping your temple, under your eyes, around your nose, on your chin, and on your wrist, whilst saying positive mantras. (Ed: EFT is sometimes referred to as Psychological acupressure, find out more in this article from the Energy Therapy Centre.). I’d never have found it if I hadn’t been injured and it’s something I use to this day. Injury also meant I wanted to find something useful to do that felt positive so I started volunteering at a the Herts Inclusive Theatre (HIT), helping people with learning disabilities to get involved with the performing arts.

IMG_1050Eventually, after 15 months of no running, I found a treatment that worked. It involved taking my blood, ‘spinning’ it, then injecting it back into the injured area. It worked! And soon I was back to running.

Last year I raised over £2,000 for HIT. Taking time out and having to dig deep to get back to what I love helped me to be more holistic in my approach to running. I also got very into yoga, particularly Ivengar yoga which focuses on stretching the faschia and on alignment, which is the perfect balance for running. Now, I’m looking at creating a new business, creating yoga clothes which I’ll sell online. Without running or my injury I’d never have found this new path.

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Week seven of 52

Things are getting busy and I’m now looking ahead to Xmas and the commitments that come with parties and work drinks – and it’s the next six-week block, taking me up to the end of the year. I plan to commit to an average of 10 hours a week for the next six weeks, with some weeks being eight and others 12 hours, depending on what’s going on in life!

The goal:

4 runs – 4.5 hours

2 bikes – 4 hours

2 swims –  1.5 hours swimming

And if I can 1 hour strength and conditioning.

As always my plans are flexible. If someone asks me to join them on a long run or a long bike, I will and I’ll adjust my rough plan.

So for this week the plan is:

Monday: Run with Arena 80 (45 mins)

Tuesday: Bike ride (2 hours)* or spin class and core; swim (45 mins)

Wednesday: 30 mins S&C; Run with Bri Tri club (hills) (45 mins)

Thursday:  swim (45 mins)

Friday: Run (2.5 hours)*

Saturday: park run (30 mins)

Sunday: long bike ride (3 hours)

*Moveable!

Come back to this post next week to see what I did.

Tuesday 28th Nov

Well, best laid plans… I did Arena 80 on Monday and swam on Tuesday, come Wednesday I was feeling inexplicably tired, so decided a rest might help. By Thursday tired had turned to cold and I was on the Lemsip and in some ways it was good, because there was no doubt that swim training was a no no, by Friday I dragged myself to work and to a committee meeting but had ruled out anything more than necessary. But on Saturday I thought I might just about get away with a park run, feeling ill, but functioning, I dragged myself round fuelled by Lemsip. On Sunday morning I contemplated going for the long group bike ride, then thought I’d see if I felt better later. But by Sunday afternoon I was wiped out and actually fell asleep in the afternoon (making me officially ill). By Monday I felt the worse I’ve felt in about 10 years! I had to go to London for the day and night and was trying to keep my temperature under control with Lemsip Max tabs. I went from shivering uncontrollably to boiling hot but somehow managed a networking party. I think I might have overdosed on paracetomal and was subsequently sick as well as achey, coughy, sniffly.  And now it’s Tuesday and I’m no closer to getting going on training again but seem to be out of the really horrible bit.

Ironwoman Triathlete Katy

Ordinary Women Being Extraordinary

Katy, 29, is from North Wales and is training to be a personal trainer and triathlete coach. When she dropped out of university two years ago, she felt lost. Then she discovered triathlon, has completed two Ironmans and has found a new direction in life!

When I was a child I tried almost every sport. I wasn’t particularly good at one or the other, but loved being outside and being adventurous. I did join my local swimming club, and won gold once in a gala (but only because my main competitor got disqualified).

As I grew up, my love of the outdoors became my career and I started working as an outdoor instructor. Then I reached a point where I wanted a new challenge  and decided to give a career as a midwife a go. I felt I wanted to do something positive for women, help empower them.

But things didn’t go to plan and half way through my degree I had to to call it a day. The reality of mature student life was very difficult . No money to pay the bills, academia and spending hours in front of computer was taking its toll.

But leaving uni and not knowing what to do left me feeling depressed. I’d gone from full on busy to nothing overnight. It was my partner, Jonny, who had the solution. He entered me into a sprint triathlon the same week, with no time to formally train or over think it. 

IMG_9082I’d already run a marathon (in 3.58) and he’d seen how much I’d enjoyed it. He also knew that nothing lifted my spirits more than running, cycling and swimming and told me that I was a better person after I’d been active.

Even though I’d never done it in a structured way, or followed a triathlon training plan I decided to give it a go. So a few days after he’d entered me, I took part in the Sandman Sprint triathlon

I loved it. I had no idea what to do and had to ask my friend, when I got there where to go and what to do in transition! But I was hooked and then two weeks later on a freezing Autumn morning I completed my first Olympic distance race, the Snowman. This included a 400M swim (the swim had been shortened as conditions were bad), a 60K hilly bike ride and then a run up a mountain!

I still didn’t really know what I was going to do about work, but I felt a lot more positive with triathlon in my life. Then I started looking on the internet  at what I could do next. I figured that I try hard at everything I do, and that whether I choose to run a 5K or a marathon, trying hard feels the same. Knowing I can put effort in and that I’ve done that before was enough. I knew that my effort level would be the same whatever distance I did.

Searching I had my imagination fuelled by Ironman Wales. I’d spent my holidays in Pembrokshire as a child and loved it there. 

A friend in the gym mentioned legendary coach and author, Mark Kleanthous, also known as @ironmatemark. I decided to drop him a line, it was late at night so  I sent him a one line email: ‘Can anyone do an Ironman?’.

By 8.15am the next morning Mark had replied with a very long email telling me yes, they could, and showing me how he could help. Unemployed and with no prospects of a job, I had to hold fire, it’s very expensive to take part in an Ironman. Mark had told me that I’d be fine taking part if I got started soon, but I had to think carefully before committing.

IMG_9075A week later I received an unexpected tax rebate which amounted to the exact same cost as the Ironman entry. It felt like a sign and I didn’t hesitate any more. Things fell into place, not long after that I got a job at the local gym. It wasn’t very well paid, but I was able to tap into the knowledge of other athletes and fit in my training. I had just enough money to take Mark on as my coach and Jonny was right behind me.

I realised that I couldn’t focus on every aspect of my life at once. And even though I wasn’t going forward in my career, I wasn’t going backwards. Now I had the opportunity to focus on my Ironman event. However, I had to work, so Mark planned a very realistic training plan. 

IMG_1406I chose to train early in the morning, at around 5am or 6am. This is the only time in the day which on one can steal from you. There’s no emails or phone calls. I started off with 10 hours training a week, doing 30/40 minute sessions in the week and the longer 2-3 hours sessions on the weekend days. Mark was very careful to plan my training so that I didn’t push over the top, and get ill or injured – avoiding both of these was a priority. 

Less than a year after my first triathlon, I completed Ironman Wales in 12.48 in 2016. I was amazed at how well it went, and very shocked to be first out of the water in my AG for the swim. I dropped seven places on the bike but gained on the run and finished fifth. In 2017, I felt more pressure and the day was horrendous with howling gales, and oil on the road from people who wanted to saboteur the race! I completed the event in 12.32 4th in my AG.  I’ve now got my eyes set on getting faster, and who knows I may even qualify as an age group athlete. 

 

But more important I’ve found something I love doing, and in doing it I’ve changed the course of my life. I’m not doing what I thought I should be doing, I’m doing what I want to do and am loving training as a triathlon coach. I hope to coach other women and empower them the way I’ve empowered myself and encourage others to say yes, and take the leap.

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At time of writing there are only 150 places left in Ironman Wales. Find out more HERE.

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Week six of 52

The first thing to say is… how can time go so quick! Six weeks was my standard block of time for training when I was a personal trainer, it was the time when I expected to see results and gains from the work we’d been doing. For me there’s been small steps forward on all three disciplines and a bit of a backward step on the run yesterday… but onwards and upwards. Here’s this week’s plan (come back next week to this post to see if I achieved it!).

Monday: AM: off; PM: 1 hour Club Track session. Why? tough but rewarding.

Tuesday: AM: Long run with Bri Tri club; pm: Swim (but with son home from uni there’s a question mark). Why? Want to get up on those downs and get some running miles in. Cross Country shows me I’m not strong at the moment.

Wednesday: AM: gym/swim or off; PM: Option: Run (either Arena at 7pm or Bri Tri at 840pm!) Why? Run is an option as early starts and late hard sessions are not easy, and work has to be done between them.

Thursday: AM: Easy run/gym; PM Swim Why? I must get to the gym as I’m paying for it and it’s club swim night.

Friday: PM: Bike Why? Arranged to bike with a fellow triathlete.

Saturday: Long ride to park run, and back again: Why? Can’t do the group ride and need to keep it going. Want to get back to park run.

Sunday: OFF!

 

AND WHAT I DID:

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I didn’t say how many hours I planned last week, so am happy to have been fairly consistent with 9’25, taking the average to 9’15 for the last four weeks. I think I need to up my game for the next four weeks and make sure I do a minimum of 10 hours per week. I also am going to aim for two swims, two bikes and four runs. Four weeks takes me up to my big birthday bash!

Running

On Tuesday I met with two local runners who introduced me to the Jog Shop 20 route including the Snake hill, I was pleased to get 17.6 miles done early in the week. I like running long and I’ve got the Brighton Marathon in mind.

On Wednesday I did tempo intervals with the Bri Tri Club. They were supposed to be at 10K pace, but some of them were quicker than 5K! In between each interval we did exercises including the plank, squats, side lunges, squat thrusts, calf raises etc… The purpose of the session wasn’t to go flat out but to build strength. We did 13 x 400m reps!

On Saturday I did Worthing park run as part of a brick session, bike-run-bike, and I was happy to run at 7 min mile pace with my laces undone!

On Sunday, after a big do in London, I managed an easy jog through Ealing’s parks on yet another beautiful Autumn day. I was a little hungover and plodding and then inspired by a much faster woman who ran past me to pick up the pace a teeny bit.

Bike

On Friday, I met with Rachel and we cycled on a brilliant 20-plus-mile hilly, route on a beautiful Autumn day. At one point as I tried to catch up with Rachel on the hill I felt like we were two little girls out playing on our bikes! Great finish to the week.

On Saturday I cut it a bit fine but cycled to and from Worthing park run. I was locking my bike to the railings at 8.54am (park run starts at 9am). It was definitely a run off the bike.

Swim

I only made Tuesday’s swim set this week, and really enjoyed it. A popular and busy set meant I moved up to the lane three! My legs were feeling the long run earlier in the day, so I was very pleased we were using the pull bouy.

I didn’t quite stick to my plan, but was pleased to get 9’25 training in and loved all my sessions. A bit cross with myself for missing Thursday’s swim set but I did enjoy my night in with my daughter.  Onto week seven…

 

 

Endurance Women Stories: Fiona

This week I’ve been in contact with lots of brilliant women who’ve responded to my call out for Endurance Women stories. And their stories will be coming over the next few weeks.

Here’s my Endurance Woman Story

For me being an endurance women is in my DNA (literally), but it’s not just about sport, it’s about how I live my life. And that’s about getting the balance right: balancing doing what I love with the mundane stuff; working hard, and knowing when to rest; successful highs, boring plateaus – and thudding lows; PBs and PWs.

Yesterday morning I woke up to yet another headline about Britain being out of balance. Once again we’re called the ‘fat man’ of Europe. The Times report that ‘obesity rates have doubled in two decades, meaning that Britain is the sixth heaviest developed country, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), up from tenth two years ago.’

The health pendulum is swinging to less healthy and how we live our lives is making us fatter. Binge drinking from teenage years, sugary snacks in hospitals, children being kept in at playtime because it’s raining, huge portion sizes everywhere, and exercising only to solve a problem (i.e. get slim), not to enjoy for the sake of it.

As a child I loved sport, especially swimming. I was always outside, climbing trees, running about, fighting with my brothers, playing football (yes I was a Tomboy). I kept active and did sport because it was part of my DNA. As puberty hit, and puppy fat settled, I started to focus negative feelings about myself and insecurities on my body and, particularly on my weight. A sensitive kid, one comment about me being a ‘hefty’ girl when trying on my secondary school uniform sowed a seed. As hormones kicked in, and sensitivity became more like depression, I became obsessed with my weight and from the age of 15 to around 25 I battled with disordered eating, too much smoking and quite a lot of drinking.

Ironically, I stopped exercising in the difficult times (I think I did a Swimathon and a bit of aerobics in that time) and I turned my back on the thing I loved, not using exercise to control my weight, as many do. But as I recovered, being active was my refuge. Initially, it did start as solution to a problem (i.e. an easier way to control my big appetite), but if weight control had been my only motivation I wouldn’t have got very far. The more I moved, the more I started to remember and feel the joy of just doing it, of the freedom of exercise, and soon I remembered the real joy of racing (first experienced at Watford Swimming Club). Moving, motivating myself to get up and get out, setting new goals (other than weight) meant any feelings of depression were managed and neutralised. Activity is the best anti-depressant.

By the time my children arrived, I was exercising because I loved it. I cannot deny that I was also motivated to lose the baby fat, but exercise (back then aerobics) became part of our family routine, an hour at the creche whilst I did my aerobics, followed by the park and toddler groups. I did loads of walking and loved loved getting my babies out in the fresh air (and now they’re 17 and 21, I still do). With young children, I found running the most flexible way to train (no need to drive to a gym and get changed). In 1998, I decided I wanted to use my valuable time to inspire others, and earn money, and began the process of education needed to be a personal trainer. For the next 10 years I combined teaching fitness with journalism – all part of my ‘portfolio’ career.

As a mum and a gig economist, training (no longer exercise) became a key part to helping keep me focused and to continue to send out pitches and ideas, and work on new businesses. I’m very fortunate as I do have amazing stamina, which you need to juggle, kids, work, looking for work, doing lots of different projects at the same time, all with the ups and downs of day to day living and no job security.

Running and now triathlon have always been my way to stay positive, motivated, work hard, play hard – and I hope I’m inspiring others when I teach or write. I was born with endurance, but it’s very trainable and training can help anyone feel energised, keep going and, ironically, achieve a balance in life.

As well as physically being all out about endurance, I’m quite an extreme person, which in the past attracted me to the energy of start ups and long working hours – and like a magnet draws me to the challenge of an Ironman. I definitely don’t think that this is something everyone should do. In some ways I have to work harder to achieve balance as I’m prone to go one way or the other. And we live in a culture of extremes, with growing obesity at one end, obsessive exercisers and endurance junkies at the other.

But the balance, the equilibrium, is much easier to maintain when you’ve been out in the fresh air, swam in the sea, or being exploring on your bike with good, supportive friends who share your positive ‘can do’ attitude. Just getting outside helps me to stay in the moment and not over think – a burden of the sensitive soul. And training helps to add structure and discipline to a very untraditional working life – and I sleep very well.

I still have to keep a check on my inner barometer and not let training become something I don’t enjoy, either pushing too hard, or giving myself excuses to not do it. But my life has that balance now, and I’m very fortunate to be surrounded by loving, like-minded, and supportive close friends and family. I’m now surrounded by cheerleaders, not critics and importantly I’ve learnt to support myself. As an endurance woman, the process of getting up every day and getting out in the fresh air, ticking off one more session on the way to the next race or goal, having a routine and discipline make for a happy, healthy life.

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I want to talk to women who are trying to fit in training around kids’ commitments, work schedules and having a social life – and setting themselves goals that at first can seem impossible.

That doesn’t mean you have to be doing the Marathon Des Sables, or an Ironman. It could be your first half marathon, your first Tough Mudder, or even your first 5K. Endurance is about keeping going, climbing to the top of your mountain and never giving up.

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Here we’ll share a series of vlogs, and blogs from real women like you, mums managing triathlon, those overcoming adversity, amazing challenges and every day women taking on a new endurance challenge – showing you how women can challenge themselves, and manage life.