take it nice and easy this morning mcs - beautiful day here
Funny Hat that is a really impressive improvement. How many miles are you doing and what kind of running to make that progress?
nice running mcs, you look to peaking at the right time.
hi mcs - that dosent sound "easy" but glad you enjoyed it and a big morale boost for your full in a fortnight - enjoy your OH lunch
Luke Ellis 2 - Love Born to Run, totally took that on board, even started eating chia seeds until I read a cautionary tale about blood pressure reduction, and mine's low already. I'm hoping to transition the shoes, not very confident though as I seem to be such a wreck already.
Choisty - I love to run too, if I could I would just run everywhere all day but see wreck above. Today I have been back on the bike after a mob match [only 3.5 miles] in the park yesterday. Fitness is through the roof but right hip and lateral bony bit behind knee have been winding up in a TFL episode all week since Watford. Then this morning left knee, a usual suspect, started having a word. So I am rollering and streching. Bike not ideal for any of this either.
The latest weapon is an acupressure mat. I am pretty sure this has helped sort hip out a lot in a couple of goes last night and this morning. All you do is lie on it. I did this in bed this morning. Quite ouchy but I'm fine with that, it radiates and fades like any trigger point. Needs to be direct to skin though.
I'm suppoed to be doing Stockley Park 10K next Sunday, went for a recce in the week as we are supplying volunteer marshalls also, and it would need to dry out a LOT before I'd run it other than very gingerly. Shiny outcrops of pebbles protruding from loose wet sandy stuff.
Reiki - 47 refers to the episode number of one of the podcasts on MarathonTalk - i've also just bought a black adidas 26.2 tee shirt and like it a lot (from Sweatshop with MTalk logo on as well)
Thanks Oscarr, I like the idea of ploughing through them all to immerse myself...then again, maybe meditation would be just as helpful!
Reiki - thanks for that...my only issue is the gym I belong to does not have any 'deep' water, i.e. can stand up all the way down the pool. So think I will need to travel further afield which will make it less convenient... Did you really do 3 hours AJ at one session, was it not a little boring? Do you have one of those swimming MP3 players - would be interested which one and how good as am thinking of getting one for a b'day pressie next month. However, I guess it's a little uncertain how long the plantar fascitis (or whatever it is) will take to clear up. I'm getting new custom orthotics next Monday so hopefully that might help, and certainly not running til at least then. Am thinking of leaving it a bit longer though as really don't want to aggrevate it. Seem to be such a range of recovery times that I'm not sure how conservative to be before I attempt a run again.
Well had a glorious bike ride today - almost not missing running! Weather helps...
ps no. I've not done Harlow (is it a nice course?) but certainly sounds like we must have been at many of the same races!
Reiki/WW, do either of you run "barefoot"? The reason I ask is that I seem pretty bullet proof and I put it down to two things 1. being poor as a kid and not having trainers, so much so I used to run 15miles barefoot over all terrains (including shingle beach!) 2. playing any sport put in front of me, from polo to darts meaning all muscles got a workout, I now chop wood to keep my core strong.
I intend on a quite a few Newbury park runs this summer as I try to regain speed so I will see you there, the course looks quick too.
I raced 10M this weekend at Alton, the course is the very definition of undulating, there is not a flat stretch anywhere ont he course, so stride length and cadence change constantly, still I kept my sub-hour streak going, it is now 9 on the bounce..any other racers this weekend? how did Newbury 10k go?
I planned a 13 mile training run but had to be rescued at 9.5 miles - just too tired to carry on! Seem to be getting worse since Paris
Hi Choisty - not tried barefoot but have heard others talk about its injury preventing abilities. Suspect I need to get rid of this annoying foot pain first tho. I heard you need to train your foot strike to be different first? I'm certainly cross training at the moment. Latest is just bought a hula hoop for core training!!!
Emma - am sure your body is still tired from the marathon! I did brighton and not running as injured but the friend I ran with said she si struggling with anything longer than 5 miles still so sounds like you're doing well.
Thank you WW! I've bneen feeling a massive dip in confidence as a result of finding running so tough!
Will try to be kinder to myself. I've got a 10k race on Sunday - suggestions for prerace prep most appreciated ... ie what should I be running this week?
Think a day per mile raced is the recovery time for a full marathon so you should be feeling better soon Emma.
After yesterday's run I am feeling good today and considering my mara in 13 days. A nice tail wind as yesterday would be nice please. A sub four on paper just about possible but not counting chickens. The central govenor is going to be saying 3.59.59 now though. I promise to run very easy next Sunday Oscarr!!
Hope injury heals up WW sure it will soon. Sounds like you are still flying Choisty what mileage are you doing a week at the moment?
Emma, don't worry, run how you feel, not how you think you should. I think the following for the week would work,
Mon: easy 3-4M
Tue: 1M w-up, 1M race pace, 1M w-down
Wed: 5-6M steady
Thu: 1M w-up, 8 x 100m strides with 1min recovery, 1M w-down
Fri: Rest or run for fun, you choose
Sun: Smile, joke, laugh and race
MCS, flying but not soaring yet. Last weeks mileage was 44 running once on six days. BNow make sure the taper is as good as the training
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