Minni v Dubai Dave
2old - Taper going Ok, keeping the snuffles under control and hopefully get tooth sorted tomorrow.
Daren - That is a nightmare about your race time, I would n't be too impressed either. You've answered the question regarding cramp but are racing flats going to benefit you on distances greater than 10K? As you get older you will learn to like the WAVA.
3 miles recovery yesterday and 10x 200m reps tonight.
Minni - can you work out my WAVA scores please? I'm 81 years old.
Tonight's session was a 10 minute tempo effort followed by 10 x massive hills
Ok done Spoons. You got an average of 31%!
There you go 2old. You can click on the link in the TM Reference Library where you will find all the sheets. Bookmark it on your computer for easy access!
I must get the race list updated. Can you believe we're going to need a 2013 sheet created!
Nice Simon. A chap my my running club has gone minimalistic - a hardy fell runner he is too. I tried on his shoes tonight and they are very close to the ground. I'm not convinced they're for me but watching with interest.
those Saucony A4 racing flats I got are okay for 10ks, tried them on a speed session tonight, okay but pavement a little uneven. probably too hard on legs for regular use, and just keep for races on road. 10k on Sunday with club.
2old, you've got the Tatton half and lancaster half on Nov 4th if any use to you, if Conway not possible.
just read that the female winner of Liverpool marathon, ran 20 miles on a broken ankle... scary. 3:01. article here
FRC I use A4's for speed work from time to time, and the few times I race 5K but you have to be a prety efficient runner to use them for anything longer.
Cycled hard at dawn, speed work tonight, off to Jordan for work in the morning.
Ah, DD, that Jordan - she'll keep you busy no doubt
Barry - hope you get the tooth sorted today. I hate the dentist!
FRC - love the quote "it didn't seem that bad so I just kept going."
Presumably racing flats make you run more on your forefoot - another reason Daren why your calves will feel it as they take a lot more strain that way. I don't think I'd ever be fast enough to feel I have justified using them
Minni - ooh yes, need to start thinking about 2013 soon....prep races for VLM especially.
Looking at some intervals later as my one "session" for this week - nothing too strenuous though.
"There was drama at Sunday's (14 October) RunLiverpool marathon when it was discovered that the winner of the women's race, Katie White had run the last 20 miles with a broken ankle" - sounds like your husband has pretty impressive WAVA times too O4S!
My photos are terrible
Daren, your absolutely right, sprint and you go up on your toes, get tired, slow down and you heel strike, Me all over. Like you I prefer the minimalist approach. If your not already try wearing compression socks / calf guards, they make a difference.
Minni-thanks for the data inputting. Yes, 2013 is nearly here and as I sit here twiddling my thumbs recovering I had the mad idea of running the Boston Marathon on the Monday followed by London the Sunday after. Daft I know but its very tempting. Looking forward to seeing everyones races for next year.
DD-good to see you didnt use Jordan as an excuse to have a rest
Simon-that was a good session-it would be interesting to see how it went if you repeated it with normal running shoes
FRC-Tatton is full so I have my eye on Lancaster but really its just a bit too close to last Sunday for me. I dont have the recovery powers that the rest here have
Darren-one day you might smile about the timing cock up ...one day...Im a bit miffed too as a website called run 247 has a 30min video of Liverpool and shows finishers around my time and as it gets to about 5 secs before I cross the line its edited to another scene so my finish is probably sitting on the editors floor(or hard drive ) somewhere.
Red-You see, if she can run with a broken leg anything is possible-I wonder what further damage she may have done by carrying on.
Legs feeling a bit more normal today but still not ready for a run so maybe another swim.
Free -Im sure the pics cant be as bad as the one posted of me by FRC
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