Minni v Dubai Dave
2old - I sit with my leg across the other. i.e. left ankle on right knee and v.v. That should keep the soleus relaxed and then i dig in my calf with my thumbs to find the muscle and roll it against the bone. Also can use tennis or golf ball. Working it with a roller works well as well. roll them with your toes pointed forward
So busy. Remind me in future that I don't have time to be ill.
Forever - thanks very much for the info! I live not too far from there so have an idea about what the hills are like and I would tend to agree. I think hills are a very individual subject - one man's hill is another man's slight incline, it just depends where you live and train! I much prefer smaller races so will definitely enter next year...
Bro - I obviously haven't done SS but I do know that the bit from the stadium down to the sea front, and then along the front is pancake flat, but not sure about the rest. Last time I went I stayed over on the tunnel side, but that was up a big hill so don't know how they get around that bit keeping it flat!
Barry - plan is to keep resting until I'm 100% sure it's better. It's very annoying as pain keeps shifting around. I'm currently in a period of jarring/clicking/crunching which basically wakes me up every time I turn in the night, which is far from ideal as I'm a walking zombie at the minute. Deep down I know it is on the mend though, so will probably play cautious up to Christmas and view anything before then as a bonus
Minni-good to see you got back to work which means one thing:you'll race this weekend if you get through your work. Not sure about the MP3 for swimming having given it up for running. Anyway Im too busy concentrating on the mulitude of technique points that are supposed to make me quicker and wouldnt want to be distracted.
Forever-that elevation chart makes.the race look like the Dubai skyline .What is the net height of that hill?
Red-youre right to sit tight now and continue to be patient to avoid setting yourself back but hopefully the time for some active recovery will soon come
CD-thanks for the advice. Do you have to tap the finger device at each end of the pool? I use disposables in races and open water like you but was warned off doing it in a pool where the bulk of my swimming takes place.
Simon-couldnt you hack into the Easyjet computer to at least guarantee Bro the wider seats by the window? Not too much to expect really.
Ant-I will now go and annoy my OH and friends and do that massage method whenever and whereever Im sat down
Nice lunchtime run-cool but dry-at just under MP-9.2miles @average 7.21mm.
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Bro - When are you flying out? Yes I did try and get hold of Stelios Haji-Ioannou, but he didn't return my calls, so no upgrade this time.
Lol Simon... Thanks for trying although it's not good enough. I got used to travelling in style, you know! What is a girl to do now? Flying out on Saturday.
Red- I refuse to worry about the hills, all reviews say flat and fast. Trying to avoid the hills is probably the reason the route laps almost three times around the city centre....
2Old- sounds like a nice run
Cool but dry???????
Come and help me finish my ark - I can only take two runners...............
O4S-dont need an Ark here we live on a hill.Come global warming we will have a beach at the bottom of our garden.Simon better buy a boat or join you as he could even be below see level.
Wow kfc, and I thought I undertrained for my marathon! I imagine having a very high level of general fitness from other sports helps a lot but I'm still amazed you put in those times with such minimal training.
Weather forecast for Norwich on Sunday is now wet and windy although Saturday looks ideal - lighter winds, sunny and cool - so hopefully they've got it wrong by a day! Did my last quality session this morning - a little sharpener of 2 x 800 @ HMP, 1 x 800 @ 5k pace, and 1 x 400 @ mile paces - paces were 6:29/6:26/5:53/5:01 (the 5k and mile pace bits were a bit too fast!).
Thats the question isnt it minni! I gues the answer depends on how long I manage to retire for come the new year... (and if I can sort this calf out - am hunting out physios right now)
FRC - Great report and congrats again, the pace you are running the shorter stuff don't think it'll be long before your taking more time off your HM.
2old - Yeah getting excited for Sunday, target is, as always, 3:15.
Brol - All the best for Sunday, go and have a great run and great time, smash 3:30.
kfc - Very impressive times off the training or lack of it.
Good luck to the Norwich crew, Freemers, Spoons and Daren. Can't do much about the weather but have a good one. Good luck to anyone else racing at the weekend.
I'm flying out tomorrow morning, I''ll try and let you know my time Sunday, but not back in UK till Tuesday evening, if you don't hear from me my number is 1432.
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