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3/1/16 2:53 P

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Great job! I'm so pleased that it went well! And my 10k PR is like 52 minutes something, so you basically CRUSHED it. Welcome back to the world of road racing!

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2/29/16 8:05 P

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I did it! In 53'14. It was very hilly, so I am happy with my time and inspired to sign up for a half marathon, now.

My thighs were a bit stiff, but that was all. Really glad I did it.

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2/20/16 12:37 P

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Nice work! My injury last year was a dislocated hip (that I stupidly ran a marathon on) so I can tell you that for sore hips, yoga works wonders. I just googled hip openers for runners and got a ton of helpful tips.

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2/20/16 11:00 A

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Thanks! I decided to try and run 10km on my long run today. It was fine. My hips are a bit stiff, but nothing a bit of yoga won't fix.
I shall see how I feel tomorrow and if there are no unusual aches, I will do it!

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2/18/16 6:38 A

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Do it! If nothing else, use it as a training run, with a bit of fun added in. You don't have to race it, you just have to run it.

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2/17/16 1:09 P

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I've never had a baby, but I have made a comeback to running from injury, which I imagine is sort of the same thing. I think that if you can do 8k, you can absolutely do 10k. It might not be your fastest 10k, and those last two kilometers might be a little painful, but I think it would be a great way to test your progress now that you're back to running. I think you should do it! And imagine how proud you'll feel to make your racing comeback so soon after having a baby!

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2/17/16 11:12 A

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Hi everyone,

I have been away from the team for a bit - I went and had a baby! My healthy little boy is now three months old.

I stopped running at 6 months pregnant after gradually reducing my distances to 5km. I began training again just after Christmas - so that means I had about 4 months with no running.

I have been gradually building up my run distances again. So now I can run 5km easily and smoothly and do that twice a week - with one of those runs also being a tempo / interval run. Then my third run in a week is the one where I am building up the miles. I am now up to 8km. My pace is about a steady 6 minutes per kilometre.

I have had no injuries yet, but my hips are a bit more stiff after a run. That is not a lingering ache, though, and is probably because of the extra strain I put on them by carrying a baby.

Here is my question - there is a 10km race coming up next week - the 28th - and I am debating whether or not to run it. My hesitation is that I haven't actually run 10km yet, but that weekend would be the weekend that I am scheduled to run a 10km distance.

Prior to pregnancy I was a regular half marathon runner, so this is a short race comparatively. But is it too soon?

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