Am I being stupid.
morning Angela sorry to hear about your foot hope it gets better soon.
im going all off road whilst the dam snows here (well ice now ) doing easy 3 2nite so not too bad. hopefully club runs still on 2moro otherwise ill have to venture out for a lonesome 5.
hopefully the snow/ice disappears by sat so the 5mile pace session goes well.
got XC on sunday so the 6 LSR isnt really going to be slow lol but will be fun
how you finding the plan so far? im actually really enjoying sticking to something structured (well sort of sticking to the miles etc)
Hey Jason, yeah, I htink the foot thing is too much running in my trail shoes to avoid slipping over in the snow. Wanna get back into my nice cushiony road shoes. Been rolling my foot over a golf ball to try and stretch it a bit- seems to have lasted too long to be a bruise.
I'm really hoping this snow disappears soon.
In general, I'm loving the plan too- so far, I really do feel that Im building a great base, and also, its a long enoug build up that if I don't get this week's runs in because of the the snow, I doubt I'd be too far behind if I just pick up from week 4. 6 miles in my opinion is too shhort to do really slow. I'd be tempted to do a 10k but after the 5 mile pace on Sat that could be hard...
Can't do it. Can't go 2 days without running... putting on my road shoes now.. gonna run on the roads and hope I don't fall... Wish me luck!
Sounds like you have a lot of races going on there!
So, I'm working from home againn todayy- stupid amount of time commuting yesterday made sure of that. So, I decided to do my 5 miler at lunchtime. Had tonnes more energy that I do in the evening, so a mile in, I thought I should push the pace on miles 2 and 4- this was of course a good idea until I came upon icy patches, but hey ho, did it anyway. Now I'm sitting here trying to work, but completely wiped. Perhaps I should have had a little more to eat for breakfast to fuel such a run...
Shortly after mile 4 my foot felt weird again - I determined its down to my calf, which is still pretty weak after I pulled it last year. I decided to test this out when I got home, with some calf raises, which is what I should have been doing to strengthen it, and alas, my left calf is completely useless at calf raises relative to my right one. So I'll be adding calf raises every day for now whilst the mileage is still low enough that I can cope with the running. Hopefully it'll strengthen up enough before I get onto the higher mileage weeks...
yea i know its going to be a hectic month!!
are you one of the many commuters on the news? i see they havent grasped the concept yet of snow in this country like many other foreign countries.
we go to pieces as soon as we see a flake lol, and yet switzerland and the like keep on going like nothings happened.
im doing some miles tonight as its club night but dont know how many yet as of the weather puts people off. Its turning a bit nippy round here now i think ill have to wrap up
make sure you go easy on the leg, is doing strength work good on running days?
luckily im feeling ok at the moment, a slight groin niggle has gone as far as i can tell so its all good
So up and about this morning, knees fine must of just been a twinge from running on the ice/slush. plus i didnt really warm up as such, as i was running a bit late!
hopefully the night went better than you planned Angela.
Did my run anyway... very late, very dark, got in from it at 11... watched Suits anyway, and bed shortly after midnight. So, I really need the rest day today!
Did my 5 miles pace today, weird as I felt pretty weak just before, but when I was out running i flew! Actually did a proper warm up, where I jogged, stopped to stretch a bit before starting the run... the few degrees above freezing made me a happy bunny.
Managed an average 8:48 pace (was 9:10 2 weeks ago), with the last mile at 8:22 (which was a bit fast!) Foot and calf seem to be better too
Ideally I'm setting my target for Halstead at 4:10 with sub 4 for Bournemouth. Lets hope training keeps going so well!
How is everyone else doing? what runs did we do today?
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