Keeping our group together
Morning everyone......Bath Half completed yesterday, here's how it went. I was very wary of my calf, not having run since 23 Feb. I went to the osteopath on Friday and she confirmed one of the calf heads was very tight. She worked it hard and I could still feel the after effects yesterday morning. Anyway, I decided to take it easy and all felt good until 7½ when the calf went into spasm. I stopped my garmin, pulled over and really stretched it. Started the garmin again and carried on carefully. Same thing happened again at 11 miles, so I did the same thing. I finished quite well and at the end my garmin showed 13.2 miles in 1:59:50 (ave 9:05). having checked my official times, the gun time was 2:05:25 and the chip time was 2:01:17. Considering everything I was very pleased indeed.
More importantly, thanks to everyone who supported me, I managed to raise a total of £2,334 to be split equally between CLIC Sargent and Headway.
Off for a well deserved sports massage this afternoon, a birthday present from my two lovely daughters! Just need to establish the root cause of my calf problem now. But, hopefully back in training soon for Bristol 10k.
I hope you are all well. Please accept my apologies for not reading back through your posts, I will shortly, when I get more time!
Just a quick report
Well Llanelli H/M done weather was cold and blowy which was good as we ran down the coastal path right by the sea good training for Brighton if the weather turns bad well i have a new PB according to my Garmin i got around in 1:43:36 beating my old time by 8:08 but was out done by the O/H who came home in 2:51:52 knoking about 33 minutes of her PB
Sorry long time since I have been on here, although I have been lurking. Injury struck in December and its been a long drawn out affair trying to get fit again, although hips and glutes are still painful.
Big congrats to CB and Toby, both great performances for different reasons. I am wondering whether I should join weight watchers with what Toby is achieving. Dont tell Mrs LBB though.
Mrs LBB is training for London and is knocking out the miles week on week. 16 yesterday in her fast time of 3.21, with 6.42 to beat in London I am confident she will beat it comfortably.
Hi to everyone else.
10 mile recovery run today went out with the O/H went ok for the first 4 or 5 miles then the O/H started to pay for her incredible performance yesterday and started to struggle so i started to pick a point to run to then walk to the next (i.e. a lamp or tree) and so on that way we got the whole 10 miles in not that the O/H was in any mind to give up and was determined to get the 10 miles done as she is going to have trouble fitting her runs in this week and by doing the 10 she can count them as the 2 x5 miles runs she had to do o just leaves her an 8 to do some time this week
got to the hotel about 2pm book in and the set off to find the start for Sunday as it turn out the Premier Inn were we were staying was a 2 minute walk from the start so that was good weather Saturday was lovely and did contemplated wearing shorts for the race however by Sunday morning when we looked out it had turn cold and gray so the running tights were the order of the day
The race started from the ruby stadium which was great as there was some where warm to sit and wait for the race to start which wasn’t the case i learned later when i meet up from someone on another thread i post on
The race got under way on time there was a small climb in the first mile but after that was pretty flat as i said earlier it took you through a bird sanctuary and along the coastal path which was very exposed and there was a stiff wind blowing
i was using people as pace makers a lot of the time until they either drop of the pace or went off in front was going well at mile five when i got talking to a chap running at a good pace he said that normally it’s was wet and wind for this race so i guess we got lucky in away weather wise
He went in front so i decided to chase him managing to stay a few paces behind him until the turn around point when he slow to wait for his mate it was then a case of just keeping the pace going i got passed by a young chap in a blue running top and for the rest of the race kept him in sight
Used a gel at mile 9 and have to say at this point was still going well it was and out and back route and again you had to run down the coastal path and there was now a strong head wind to run into the miles came and went and got to mile 12 and from there it was all downhill gave a great big cheer when i read the time because at this point i had been reading just the pace and nothing else
Great medals has to be the biggest and the most heaviest one I’ve ever got and a nice woolly hat well from what i can gather this is only the 4th time this race has Been run if so it was well organized and marshalled shame it’s not run a little later in the year as a nice warm day by the sea would make this race even better
Split wise 7:43, 7:41, 7:57,7:54, 7:47, 7:48, 7:48, 8:02,7:56, 7:56, 7:53, 7:56,7:30 and 1:36 for the last 0.23 miles Avg pace of 7:50
Thanks everyone for your comments, much appreciated Good running Nessie & Toby!
I went for my sports massage on Monday which really helped. But I did come away still a bit puzzled about my niggle in my lower leg. The osteopath thinks it's one on the heads in the calf, whereas the sports physio believes it's to do with the soleus. Either way, I've had it before and it has gone away. Plenty of stretching and rolling I think. I've just invested in a TriggerPoint Grid Roller, so hopefully that will go some way to helping as well.
I went for a short recovery run last night. I could still feel the calf area was a bit tight (as my legs were generally!), but I didn't have to stop. Took it really steady and ran just over 3 miles. I stretched well after and don't feel too bad this morning. I can still feel Sunday's run in me, but overall not too bad I'm going to take it steady for a week or two before I start to think about Bristol 10k.
Hope you're all well.
Hi everyone, sorry for the delay in posting again.
Toby, brilliant run from you in horrible conditions, it must have been really difficult to keep motivated, I know I struggled!!!! I will do Llanelli one day, it does sound like a good race!!
Chris, so impressed with your determination through all your calf problems, brilliant time considering two stops for stretch and massage!!! I get a little frustrated with some theraspists, they say its calf problems but cant sort it or just say to stretch!!!! Just fix it, you must be so frustrated because you know your times would be so much better with pain free calfs!!!! Brilliant fundraising as well!!!
Nessie, I hope the system works for you, it is difficult to tell as it so hard to strip the walks from the runs but as long as you are on your feet rather than suffering it has to be good for you!!!
Well did my recovery run on Tuesday and it felt ok and so much nicer not to be cold. Talking of which I think I am coming down with a cold so dosing up on Vitamin C and paracetamol!!!!!! If I am ok to run Thursday I will just do a similar 6 mile route at 10:30 pace and then hopefully will be ok for Sunday 10 mile flat at about 10.00 ml pace. Although I think the weather is due to turn cold again!!!!!
been ordered to take a couple of rest day's by my O/H after doing 10 miles Monday and Tuesday as i have a 20 which i may push out to a 22 on Friday then 18 with the wife on Saturday so rested foam rolled and stretched off yesterday same again to day
Seejay hope you beat the cold
ffRAN hope you go lots of nice places in the new caravan
ffRAN sounds like a lovely idea
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