Keeping our group together
First of all, apologies for not posting, been a bit hectic recently
I managed a 4½ mile run last Thursday as part of my tapering, then on Saturday I'd planned on running 8 miles, my last 'long' run before Bath Half this coming Sunday. after about 5 miles my right calf started playing up a bit, so I eased off the pace and got to about 6 miles before it went into spasm. I pulled over, stretched and carried on slowly. After 7 miles I decided to walk No real pain, got home stretched, iced and rolled it. Sunday, I could feel a sore spot, so decided it was probably a knot rather than a tear (I've had a calf tear before and it was really painful). Since then I've worked it by stretching, rolling and icing. It feels ok today, but I've decided not to run, I'll see how it is tomorrow, but I may well not run now until Sunday. I can't quite believe this has happened, given all the training, but hopefully it will be ok. I'll just have to wait and see.
I hope you're all ok.
CB-1964 hope the calf sorts it self out probable the best plan to rest up til Sunday
5 mile recovery run on the treadmill yesterday just 4 today my new running shoes and running tights arrived yesterday will have to give the a go today as it's only a very short run
Well off to Llanelli later today looking forward to a weekend a way then it’s back into the marathon training with a vengeance next week with a 5 mile run Monday and Wednesday a 10 mile Tuesday a 20 on Friday or i may push to 22 and then out whit the O/H on Saturday to keep her company as she has another 18 mile run to do
Nessie, personally I would only use walk run to get back into running but that is only me and as you know I have always said that we all run different ways and different things suit different people. As Kev syas, give it a try and see how it goes but your method of 5 run, 1 walk sounds good and will certainly help. Try upping the run bit to six and maybe 1:30 and so on just to increase your threshold. As I say it is a good way to lead to something, I did it when I came back from injury and it certainly has made life easier getting back into my stride!!!! ps, I am only 10!!!
Toby, how did it go at Llanelli? If it was anything like Bristol it must have been freezing!!!!!
Chris, well done mate, I wont say anything about Bath but I hope you are not suffering afterwards!!!!
Ffran, I kow exactly how you feel weatherwise, I really suffered today on my long run as it seems every run is done in freezing conditions with no respite.. Maybe I am just getting too soft in my old age!!!!
I forgot to apologise for not paying you lovely people much attention, I am really struggling getting into my training this time. I am hoping it is just down to the weather and the fact I am squeezing so many long runs in without a break. Did my easy recovery last monday and that was ok, then did a quick 9 miles on Thursday which includes a tough hill in it but it felt ok. Then this morning started my 16 mile run in -3, really struggled to get warmed up and throught the run. To my surprise though on the last mile which includes about 1/2 mile uphill section we where doing 9 min miles and then on the last downhill section we managed a quick run. Overall the run took 2:37 mins so although it was tough it was quicker than I had planned it to be. Anyway we have decided to just do a couple of easy 10K recovery runs this week and than a 10mile easy on Sunday before we get into the second half of the training. Only 7 weeks to go so I suppose it will only get tougher from now until the taper so I suppose the fact I have no adverse reactions on the Mondays and still able to run during the week is a big plus!!!!!
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