Minni v Dubai Dave
Red -looks like your knee issue is just about there-I remember realising Id turned the corner when I panicked over a knee niggle and wake up feeling fine the next day .Previously it was a case of every day waking up to the same discomfort and the feeling it would never go.Very pleased for you and now you can let loose-with caution -and rediscover the fun of running and put some good sessions together as you have. With no English teams in theres now no excuse for some training in the evening in the light.
Bro-funny what makes people happy-I felt like that on Saturday when my two pairs of Saucony Pro Grid Omni11's arrived. Running in them made me realise how shot the previous two were. Enjoy your lazy week...sounds as though youll need it for your 21miler
Chick-great session -so that's you taking it easy?
Typical its started to rain
Redders - Top job! It's always great to hear when people who've been injured like yourself and Speedsheep, finally get over it and start to see improvement. Personally and rather perversely, it's also the time that i really appreciate and love my running. Every run, no matter how hard they feel, is just a joy.
Chick - Superb LT run... Nice even splits, even with the wind (ooh err) in the last mile. I've probably asked this before, but which mara are you training for, as i'm on P & D as well, but i ran the same run last week?
12 mile MLR tonight and typically, it's now turned cold and looks like it's gonna rain!
2old: I will take it easy as of Saturday , this week is a normal training week. Well, almost normal. I will have to do my 6 Marcharewenearlytherealous runs in 5 days as we'll leave on Saturday. Tomorrow is recovery and Friday 22 miles Oomps: Hamburg on 21/4 but I'm on the 12 week schedule which is slightly different.Bro: yeah, thank god it was the last LT sesh
Chick- same here... I've just realised that I put down the usual 6 days of running for this week and we're off on Friday afternoon- oops! I might try to squeeze two easy runs tomorrow but it will be struggle!
Great news on the knee Redders and your pace today. Don't let the odd click worry you, that'll just be age catching up with you. Have fun in San Fran AA. I was there a few yeas ago, it's a great city and I hope you've packed your trainers for some hill work. Chick I remember that session, it scared me for weeks looming ahead on the schedule! Well done, nice consistency, and we'll let you get away with blaming the wind on the final mile.
Everyone's been going on about the 5:2 diet so I decided to give it a go after all. I've come in within 500 calories for the day but have been grumpy and stupid. I might re-fashion it as the 364:1 diet.
Webble - My colleague, who has been on the 5:2 since Christmas, weighed herself at the weekend and she'd lost ....zilch!
Redders - great run! I love to read about those who have spent months in darkness due to injury banking great runs.
Brol - I will have missed two long runs (last weekend and this weekend) so just shoosht. I'm actually the opposite this week and requesting easy running. I don't want to push it this week. And on that note...
Ran 6 miles this morning, mainly off road but on the flat, at 8:30 m/m. It all felt ok but there was something still bothering me. Just felt a bit sluggish and my nose was runny. My glues felt tight and actually got quite sore when I'd finished. Because it was both I don't think its injury related and have booked a physio appointment tomorrow to have my hips, lower back etc checked out. I really think I'm suffering from some low grade virus and its just generally dragging me down. Hopefully another few days and I'll be back to normal.
On a more positive note - my marathon shoes arrived today.
Chick - great session!
glad to hear everyone is sorting their new shoes out!
i can't do tomorrow's run on Thursday or Friday and possibly not Saturday so I've broken my rule and ran 2 days in a row. 70 minutes tonight at 10:00 - 10:30 pace. Injury wise I still have no niggles at all and aerobically I'm fine but my legs don't go very quickly any more....
I eat around 3000 calories a day. That keeps my weight stable. If I eat 2500 calories a day I lose weight. But I can't seem to survive on that amount
Spoons: my legs don't go quickly any more either..........
Minni: I am in the same boat, the lurgy I got just before the Reading 20 is stillhanging on, not as bad, but still runny nose and chesty - also sore glutes and glute / hamstring insertion. My lower back and hips have always been a weak point and I'm getting a bit concerned about VLM. 5 miles easy today, but it didn't feel it!
Great running the rest of the team - Redders at the rate you are going you will need to be very hungover if you are to avoid lapping us at Gloucester.
So many good runs last few days... anyone would think we were training for something? Also too many pages, I cant keep up.Freemers - excellent 20 miler - after last weeks 2:40 sick/ bling epic, an even better time.Col - stonking half time.Scuba - fabulous half time by you. Your post made me happy, best post of the week Also multiple great runs long & MLR by Oompa, 2old, Ant, everyone.Brol - with your high mileage in the legs, 10k PB still good. Oh EVERYONE remember - no going to airports or Bruges this weekend.. Brol is flying! SS - good tempo run probably tired at weekend, now recovered a bit... might still need more rest? The dietary advice thread is here that Minni was talking about. Lots of fruit and veg in my diet anyway so drastically altering it 2-3 days before VLM probably more harm than good. The Cheese stays for me & SarahMinni, Glad to see you have recovered. All about getting to April 21st in one piece now.Achilles has been a bit sore so taking it carefully. Sat - 6 miles + circuit, Sun - steady 16 miles for me @ 8:15. Monday Did another session with the PT, lots of stretching, some strength work. All helped seemed to loosen legs up similar to above. Oh.. lesson of the day doing a side plank easy... side plank with 10kg on your hip, Tough !
Good 10 miles Tuesday, w/m + 3m @ HMP down to club, then 6.5m fartlek with 10+ pals.. all sections 0.3-0.75mile at between 5:25-5:50 pace. Heel fine.. weird.Stafford 20 mile race this Sunday for me. Shaggy ( ) told me not to race these, so what to aim for? Freemer covered this pretty well.. Did a hilly 20m last year in 2h 37 but much faster since then, sub 90 half/ sub 40 10k . Stafford is 3 laps, 8m/6m/6m with hill at end of first lap I think so has a nice structure for progressive?
My fuelling strategy is a always porridge for breakfast, a banana in the car on the way, maybe a muesli bar or malt loaf as well if it's a late start and chocolate milkshake at the end.
Minni: just our luck, but a slight comfort to know it is something going round and will presumably get out of our systems eventually. I just feel as if I have never really got back to top form since my first lurgy attack in October. Must be old age
Blade: pre-race, for any distance from 10k to 100miles, I have one slice of toast and marmalade, no pre-race gels or energy drinks, just some water. Water only during the race, no gels or energy drinks. Post race [apart from the alcohol!!] anything going - shorter races probably nothing much, longer races a sandwich, banana or tea and cake.
I have just started breaking in my marathon shoes - but only on-road,
Visit the official Runner's World page
Follow Runner's World on Twitter
Other Natmag-Rodale Sites
Run For Charity
About Runner's World
Runner's World is a publication of Hearst Magazines UK which is the trading name of The National Magazine Company Ltd, 72 Broadwick Street, London, W1F 9EP. Registered in England 112955. All rights reserved.
Website powered by: Immediate Media Company Ltd. | © Runner's World 2002-2013 |