Minni v Dubai Dave
Minni, you kicked butt in awful conditions when loads of people would have put their feet up in front of the TV Well done for getting through it, and also for venting as that looks like it really helped! Nicely done
KFC, awesome biking plans! That's a great post-VLM challenge to have. Looking forward to hearing how you get on. I hope you feel better soon ((()))
Carrot, how's the foot doing? You rolling on a golf ball yet? Hope Biffy's good, I love their stuff!
, I'd like to say Italy sounded idyllic, but 14 hilly miles??? I hope it was a bit warmer than the UK...
Oompa, fabulous work on the club run I am so happy for you!!!
Spoons, I'm with O4S on this one, that's my MP!! But that's great to hear you're making real progress.
Brolish, how's the stretching going? That's great to hear you're off for a run tomorrow. Let's hope it all feels good
AA, I'm with you on looking forward to the taper. Or rather, my legs are...!!
O4S, glad your back's settling down. I love the fact you've booked a pre-race hair cut. I'm sure you'll look very glam crossing the finish line I hope everything went well today. Have a retrospective finger cross from me!
Chick, scorching MLR What time are you targeting?
2old, I had a similar niggle a few years ago with my knee which was put down to tight ITB. Lots of foam rollering and then some glute exercises to help keep balance in the leg and stop the ITB getting irritable. Now just read AA's post. I hope we're both right! Re.stretches for ITB, stand up, put one leg behind the other (left) and then take the same side arm as the leg behind (left) and lift it up and then bend over towards the other side (right). Does that make sense?
Col, sounds like a few of us felt like we had duff sessions last night - except I was the only one who ditched it in favour of a recovery run So technically, I was the only one who DID have a duff session cos it lasted all of about 2 miles You still got out there and did the work, well done!
Free, the Mike Tomlinson interview had me in tears at one point Or maybe it was just the wind in my eyes. No one saw.......
So I had a really rubbish day today. I was totally grumpy and really fed up. This was partly due to my lack of session last night. This was not due to the fact that I ditched it, I knew instinctively that my legs needed a rest and that pushing on was not the right thing to do, so I actually felt quite pleased with myself for being sensible for once. I think the problem was more because I felt really sluggish and had really been looking forward to getting rid of a bit of nervous energy with a tempo effort. I'm revising for a professional exam on Sunday and it is honestly the most boring paper I think I will ever have sat - maybe with the exception of my physics GCSE..... Anyway, I had a shocking day of revision largely due to self-sabotage, and it was 35 degrees today so I was not looking forward to my 13m MLR tonight. BUT, it all went really well My legs felt sooooooo much better than last night so taking it easy was a good call. I am obviously getting better at running in the heat as I felt strong and comfortable throughout, in fact the only thing that troubled me was a headwind so it managed to skew a couple of my miles, but the main body of my session was 9:05-9:15 m/m and it felt good. I know I ran my Sunday 20 too fast so I have learned that lesson and it's all going to be 9:00-9:45 for LSRs/MLRs now.
Thanks everyone - sadly it didn't work but the support made me feel a lot better. I had my six monthly check-up with the oncologist today and two more malignant tumours were confirmed - I was suspicious about one of them [on my right hand] but the one on my leg was a bit of a shock and not exactly welcome at the moment!!
Anyway both need to be removed and require plastic surgery [those of you on the forum this time last year might remember the saga of the ear operation which was fortunately a month earlier]Plastic surgeon is away next week so appointment on 2nd April - suggested operation date 16th April!!! I am going to see if they can fit me in on 9th or if it is OK to wait until 22nd [although not great for the 100 mile event]. Anyway you might see me sporting two smart sets of blue stitches on the green start........
Anyway to work off my frustration I headed out for a 9 mile with 5 at HMP - felt good and kind of cathartic. Ho Hum, such is life.....
((O4S)) - big hugs. Wll blue stitches not get you a blue start championship place?
Tonight was a gruelling 90 minutes gym session. Absolutely f***ed now. Everything aches too.
Thanks everyone - you have made me feel all warm and fuzzy [although that might have been the wine
Spoons: loving the blue chamionship start
Simon: careful, with Mr Z and Daren gone missing I might have to pup my age limit.....
For all those with niggles and partners who just don't understand.....
and O4S you need to show this to your surgeon.
Minni - lesson learned and I consider myself told off There will be no use of the word superior or inferior from now on in (I am new, please forgive me)!
O4S - I have everything crossed for you and sending positive thoughts...
Free - not sure about Cranleigh really. Being a Cranleigh virgin, I was thinking 15 easy with a push on the last 6. What are you thinking?
1m warm up, 5 x 1m reps @ 6:35s yesterday with 400m recoveries and 1m warm down. 9m tonight at 8:20s
My little boy's 3rd birthday tomorrow so have taken the day off work and will run when he's at pre-school!
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