Minni v Dubai Dave
Team Minni - have let the side down this week.
Got my usual Tuesday tempo session in but woke up on Wednesday feeling rotton. I was hoping that by taking a day or two out I could shift it and then rejig my week but alas it has not worked out that way.
Came home from work yesterday and went to bed. Feeling a little better today and hopeful that I will get some sort of run in tomorrow but may not get the full 20 miles in that was planned for today.
Skimming through here it looks like one or two others are struggling with injuries so might be a challenging week to get maximum points.
But I guess the most important thing is that we all are fit for our marathons.
I am due to run a HM next weekend, and Paris itself is 7 weeks away, so have no idea what this enforcd absence will do to my performance. Hoping that I have got enough good miles in the tank.
Carl - sorry to hear you're not feeling well but don't worry about missing your 20. It won't affect you next weekend and most of us will miss at least one long run in training. Its the way it goes.
DD - you're completely right. At the moment though it also keeps me on the straight and narrow. I'm so busy at the moment it would be easy to miss runs but the fact I have it written down there and have to answer to someone keeps me going. Don't push the easy life - you don't want to be a bloater when you come back to the uk.
Anyone watching the athletics? Paula Radcliffe has very scary eyes sometimes.
I'm watching the athletics as well. Paula looks much prettier in the flesh than she ever does on TV.
Calf injuries seem to be popular right now . Take care all of you, and better to not get 100% in Jantastic now to be in good form for the spring marathons. If you don't manage the full distance for your long run it's still worth logging whatever your longest run is and then you won't lose too many points. You're still v near the top even with all the problems. Barry, do you also need to think about slowing down some of your runs again? You seemed to be logging lots of quick runs but that might be increasing your injury risk.
SS, contrats on the job and you seem to be making leaps forward with your comeback now.
I've had a little bit of a break through with my injury as well. 10 mins on treadmill yesterday, no niggles and even better no pain today (I usually have problems the day after) . It's baby steps but feels good to be able to finally be making baby steps. Physio exercises, including lots of standing on one leg, seem to be working. I'll be pleased if I can be racing 5ks sometime this year and still need to try to do a 5k faster than I've run half a 10k.
Other than that week's tally is about 38 miles cycled, and 2.5 hours of yoga/pilates. A bit down on the amount of cycling I'm aiming for, as ended up leaving my bike at work one day as I was just too tired to cycle home safely.
Weeble, meant to say if I'm in London on the day I'll probably try to go and see the marathon if you want to try to meet up for spectating. Last 2 times I've spotted Minni but missed everyone else so could do with some help with what everyone looks like.
Bro - we booked our apartment through www.waytostay.com - we stayed in Mitte opposite the TV tower. It was pretty cheap, around £300 for the six nights for the two of us. I love apartments as they have a little kitchenette so you can make your own breakfast on marathon morning at whatever time you want it.
Gazelle - HADD seems to have worked really well for those who've tried it, I've never dared for the same reason as Bro.
Hope your calf was OK on todays 21M Minni?
Carl - hope the rest helps, don't worry about Febulous I think a few of us have missed a run or two due to injury or illness.
10 minutes is more than you could do without pain Becs, lets hope this is the start of your comeback.
Kiwi - great news, sounds like you really enjoyed your run today Do you think the spin classes have helped to strengthen the muscles around your knees?
Really enjoyed the relays today - 2.2 miles each, ladies were teams of four. Undulating route but a beautiful day for running - cool, sunny and no wind! Out for more food tonight
Minni - Good long running.
AA - How about 10 slowish then 10 at MP 7:20 to 7:30, whatever you decide -enjoy, the conditions look a lot better than last sunday.
Carl - Concentrate on getting healthy for your HM, you'll soon be back on track for your marathon.
Becs/Kiwi - Good news on your return. Becs - Agreed my injury was caused by running at pace at the HM last weekend but I thought I was being a bit more sensible pace wise during training, I've been hitting the required pace for the training plan runs and only change I have made is to add some quicker miles to the end of my long runs.
Becs/Minni I'm planning on spectating at VLM this year, so up for a drink to toast all the PBs after, and Becs yes if you're around definitely give me a shout beforehand.
Bro have sent you the details.
What does everyone think about Mo planning to run the first half of VLM this year? articleUnless he's planning to be a pacemaker, find it a bit odd, as Paula says in the quote, either run an actual half or do the whole thing. Although I wonder if he would carry on if he was feeling good and this is all a bit of stagecraft?
Simon - I only do half an hour on the rower but I usually go through 5000m in around 20 - 21 mins so it sounds about right. Mind you it's a lot easier than racing a 10km run race.
I ran today! 30 mins / 3 miles / 10:00 pace. Felt OK.
Am supporting GF at Stamford 30km tomorrow. I plan on cycling round.
here's to a great comeback for Becs, Kiwi, and Spoons.Simon: it would probably take me 2hours to row a 10k Minni: eeek! That car thing sounds scary. How can something like that happen??Carl: don't worry too much about Febulous. I had to can last week's long run as I felt I was coming down with something. 2 rest days and I was ok again. If I'd run I'd probably lost a week or so. As much as I hate missing a run, sometimes it pays off to be sensible Good luck O4S (if you decide to run) and AA Just waiting for daybreak to do my 22. Pitch black out there still but at excatly zero degrees it sounds like a pleasant warm day . May consider vest & shorts
Good luck to everyone racing and doing long runs today.
No running today for me. I'm going to run every other day for a few weeks as I slowly build up distance. And no races, no speed work, no pressure from coaches, no club nights. Just doing my own thing, quietly building. Plus keeping up loads of gym, swim and bike. I'll be marathon fit in no time
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