Minni v Dubai Dave
Well my taper is well and truly underway Got to see the Fizz at lunchtime and although there is an outside chance I have a stress factor the most likely cause of the problem is swelling in the tendon and sheath, probably due to all the twisting and turning on Dartmoor at the weekend on top of the VLM training. Have been told not to run again for a week and a half and then to just try and gently turn my legs over and see if there is any pain. Meanwhile RICE, RICE and more RICE. Allowed to walk [on decent track] and cycle, so can at least keep the aerobic fitness going. We have another similar weekend booked on Bodmin / Dartmoor the weekend after Easter, so that will be walking only and me going round by road if the ground is bad [luckily there are a lot more options on that part of the route].
I think i'll have a costume in reserve in case the recovery doesn't go well and at least I should be the best rested of us all on the start line. I did a one mile shuffle before the appointment so that I could pinpoint the pain - so at least that gets the number of runs, if not the distance, up for the team.
AA 20 metres on a TM would be about my limit, but well done of sticking it out
Chick: of course the 10km run counts - I did my own 20 last year for the timed run.
SS: now I know I can't run I feel a hangover of epic proportions beckoning when we are out with friends tomorrow
Red / Barry: everything going in the right direction, fingers crossed!
2old: us oldies should be far too tough to resort to TMs
O4S-at least you know whatthe problem is and have time to fix it. Hope you heal quickly. Im not like you,Im too soft to run outside too often
Free-no need to get too fixated on the total mileage for the week or the last LR-youve done what you need to -just make sure you are fully recovered and healthy for the 21st. Before my October marathon I suffered calf problems and then limited my last 3 LRs to 16, 18 and 19 miles the real endurance work had been done in the weeks before then.
So my daughters school cancels parent teachers meetings last week due to the weather and rearranges it for 21st April-what sort of school does that? Am about to change my name to 2Angry!!!
Blade – like the idea of the Colonel – although it doesn’t give me much time to get the beard growing…
AA, minni – I can’t possibly wear the same costume twice! While I may be shameless for wanting to stand out for the crowds, not sure I’m ready to put myself out there for a costume record. Carrot – think the wedding dress is more appropriate for you this year! Anyway, I think I’ve had an idea…
O4S – woah, make sure you do the RICE! I like your thoughts about tasteless fancy dress!
Redwood/oompa – I’m with you guys on intervals, I’ve started doing them this year and I’d love to get into more consistently doing them, but I feel there’s so much more risk of injury/illness I’ve binned them if I’ve not felt ready for the session, and done something of lower intensity instead. As I’m coming back staying fit has been priority 1 – hopefully after VLM I’ll be more consistent doing them when I’ve got a better base.
Carter – I’ve had ITB problems before – the first time it was a 2 week recovery time and I had deep massage on it every 2 days. Since then when its flared up I’ve known enough to go straight to a physio for ITB massage – last time was just before VLM and it flared up after I did Hastings half, so about now. One session of massage, ibuprofen, a weeks rest and some foam rollering later it was gone. Whether it’s a physio or a sports massage I don’t think it matters, its more important that the person knows their running injuries.
Freemers – hope you caught it in time
DOMS for me today – not unexpectedly! Taking the first of 2 days off running to let my poor legs recover. Off to get boozed and dance like a tit at a wedding now.
Evening. First session done since January. Mini session really. 5 miles. 1, 3 & 5 were slow. 2 & 4 were 7:41 (wind behind) and 7:59 (into wind). Everything felt good.
2old - I hear you, planning to hit the tready for a run tomorrow then run on the road Sun,Tues and Thurs leading up to the half. Are you deferring then.
O4S/Freemers/Carter - Take care with the injuries/niggles.
Red - Good news on your run with no pain. Enjoy your long one
Oompa - Still a very good run even if harder than last time.
AA - Nice 20 even if you were a bit disappointed with it, but like you say it is going to feel hard the day after intervals, was the run unfuelled?
Chick - Even though it's nice to get them done, intervals are not so important and at least you got some decent miles in.
Hope the hamstring eases off Free! You've put the hard work in, all about keeping injury free now.
O4S please take it easy over the next few weeks, we want you running on 21st!
Good run yesterday Oompa, if there's one session from P&D that I don't miss it's the dreaded LT tempo runs! No pain to report?
Great news that the shin pain has gone now Bro, looks like the weather is improving for the weekend too
Gazelle the marathon targets might look impressive but they will remain targets until we actually get out there and do it! Good luck for the YKW on Saturday, remember the game plan for 5K - go off like a scalded cat and hang on as best you can
Well done getting the speech sorted Red... oh and a great progressive 10M too! Hope the knee keeps quiet.
Progressive 20 is going to feel hard after 2K reps yesterday AA! MP will be easier over the next few weeks once your mileage reduces. Or at least that's what I'm counting on!
Hope the wedding was fun kfc!
MLR tonight for me, 12 miles done with 10 steady. Got back home and it was still light outside
Redders - I've just had a thought. Is either the bride or groom a runner? Tony (Tony's trails) did runners vows once. It was so funny. Might be an idea for your speech? Sorry - probably a bit late.
O4S - I hope its not a stress fracture. Make sure you take the the week off. The rest will do you the power of good.
Freemers - shit. Good you stopped and hopefully you'll be ok over the weekend.
AA - Shut up! Another good run today. Progressive - what more do you want girl!
So Ant the first to hit the taper? Although I reckon 2old will be getting it from both sides with his daughter. Is she feeling confident 2old?
Enjoy the wedding kfc.
Tonight's run was 13m with 10 @ MP. I ditched this last night to drink wine instead. I headed out and wanted to try and get back before it got dark so only did 1m wu then 10m @ 7:10. Too fast for MP but I really needed to try and get rid of some built up stress! It was just dark when I finished and the snow was just starting again.
Spoons - that's great. Well done!
Carrot - what kind of time are you thinking about for the 10k next weekend? I might try and hang on to you.
O4S - How's the leg this morning? Did they x-ray it to check that it wasn't a stress fracture? Fingers crossed it's not.
Free - Same question... Is the hammy ok? Hopefully you caught it just in time, but take it easy regardless.
Spoons - Brilliant... Love that first decent run after an injury.
Carter - Hope it's only a minor ITB/knee niggle.
Carrot - No pain to report but i had a sort of strange nerve type twinge a couple of times in the first 2 miles and i thought i might have to stop, but thankfully didn't and once i got into the LT bit it disappeared? No pain afterwards, so could just be imagining it? Nice MLR btw.
Minni - Wow! If 10 @ 7.10 is a de-stresser, what can you do if you're really pissed off??
Working today, but will leave early and have an 11 mile MLR to do, hopefully in daylight.
What are we doing about VLM tops? TM on the back?... TM tattoos??
Brilliant run Minni
The sun is shining and we're on holiday!
Spoons - Sun, what bloody sun... keeps snowing here and i'm at work!
O4S - Good news that they think it's not a fracture. I'm a big advocate of aqua-running now. You look a complete spanner doing it (never bothered me before), but it really seems to keep your fitness levels up... Just make sure that you do a few lengths of the pool first to prove that you can, in fact, swim!
Carter, I hope the ITB is settling down. If in doubt, go and see a physio. Yes, it will cost money, but at this stage you need to do everything you can to put your mind at rest.
Free, how's your leg doing? Well done for listening to the "ouch" and stopping. Fingers crossed it is just a tight hammy that needs some stretching out. I can't believe you've done 8 20+ milers!! Great running
O4S, great news on the not-a-stress-fracture front. And how is that hangover progressing??? Enjoy as you've earned it.
2Old, the joys of parenthood (and fickle schools!!) Who puts a parent/teacher thing on on a Sunday??? You should inform them of an emergency change of venue - The Chandos!!
KFC, wedding must have been good fun by the sounds of it! Happy hangover
Spoons, that's awesome work on the session, I'm so happy for you!! That's brought a big smile to my face
Carrot, nice MLR, and even nicer to get home in the light!
Minni, that Tony's Trials wedding one was definitely one of the funniest he did. It was around the time of the Royal Wedding (funny that!!) Red, if you want to look it up. Nice speedster MP, Minni, great work!
Oompa, so good to hear your progress! And I'm very glad you're a convert to the pool running (albeit looking like a tit in the process ) BTW, thanks for the toe-tapping stuff, Brolish sent it over to me. How many times per day are you supposed to repeat it?
Hi Kiwi! Hope you're doing well.
So, just to prove me right, this campaign is totally full of ups and downs. After a rubbish run on Wednesday, I've just gone and banged out my toughest interval session yet with absolutely no trouble at all, in fact, I could easily have added in more pyramids but didn't want to go over the hour as this is my longest/hardest session so far and no point going way over the odds at this late stage. After a warm up I did repeats of 800m at 14kph (6.53 m/m), 400m at 15kph (6.26 m/m), 200m at 16kph (6.04 m/m) then 400m then back to 800m, and down again, and up again. I'm so chuffed. I had no idea I could turn my legs over that quickly on a TM. In my session I managed 4x800m, 8x400m and 4x200m. Very happy with that indeed
SS - Veeeeeery nice intervals... 6.04 m/m!! Sub 3.45 target???... A sub 3.30 beckons!
Do the tippy-tappy thing 2 or 3 times a day. If you do any more than this the front of your legs will feel like they've been bbq'd!
Col - I'm with you on the last lsr. A 20 or possibly a 22 (see how i feel), with the second half at mp for me on Sunday.
Good luck Brol and whoever else is racing this weekend (i've forgotten who's doing what).
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