Up at silly o'clock this morning for prebooked sports massage before work. Legs feel good today - at a push I think I could manage a recovery run but the head cold seems to be back so being good and not going to take my run kit to work. Pic form the finish yesterday - thankfully I dont look as bad as I was feeling
If anyone get Womens Running magazine I might be in the next adition. Got asked some questions about the injuries and whether any more propensity to injury if you run more road than off road running. Also had to supply a picture - fame at last - not!
your holiday sounds heavenly Ikle.
Just off for another experimental run. Fingers crossed. Will aim for 40 mins this time. Have Gosport half in three weeks and I haven't run for three weeks ...
Great running and a lovely 5K report thanks always interesting to read others race reports and how they cope with them physically and mentally............. had a nice 7.55 mile seriously hilly cross country run yesterday early am and didn't tell the daughter that the clocks had gone back until we got back at 8.15 which was actually 7.15, revenge is best served cold!!! She had nicked my running jacket and gloves on Friday.......... Off to rainy Lake District on Wednesday 35 mm of rain forecast, staying in a pod.....going to run up a few mountains, while might walk up and run down.....and try out the Wasdale Head Inn for a bit of refuelling. I cant drink beer due to coeliac condition but like a cider but this year with all the extra running I have been doing I have hardly drunk more than three or four pints all year and dont really miss it and defo gone quicker this year. You ladies need a beer though as per the RW article, you will go quicker!!!! Dont really think the study in the article was big enough to say that is true for defo....but if you like a beer I guess go for it.....I reckon most middle of the pack runners drink less than average folk anyway. Time for a nespresso did they mention coffee in that article
Hope the run went well AH.
Ikle, I read the article. RW is a bit of a dogs breakfast as magazines go though. confusing.
main article on cover - how to run on beer the night before.
2nd article how to run on fish & chips
3rd article how to run on empty/ no carbs occasionally.
Confusing! I've done the running on empty or a gym session occasionally, maybe good for fat burning but if you have a program to follow, bit pointless, you won't be able to run as well as normal (they're suggesting a 10 hour fast, and more than 1 hour run). I've been border line hypoglaemic so not a good state for me to push too much either.
Enjoy mcs, I'm in the Lakes on Sunday, for similar, afternoon tea, nice food, R&R for a few days. A little run Sunday first though.
Agree FRC the mag is a touch crazy now......got bought the mag as a pressie last year prefer some of the other running mags....Fell Runners and Running Fitness. Almost too much advice out there these days......best to stop reading it all just enjoy your running....
Outdoor fitness is a really good read and lots about climbing, triathlon, biking, endurance, much wider range of stuff. RW just is the same old articles.
Nice pic Jovi. I'm off for a sports massage too. Enjoy. or not.
Running on empty?
I have, in the past, done some great early morning runs up to 8 miles on empty so there must be some truth in it.
Is Fleet open for entries yet?
I usually do a couple of my long runs during a marathon build up without any gels, only water, but I will have had a decent breakfast beforehand. I think there's probably a pay off between being empty and therefore not being able to put as much into the workout as usual and therefore perhaps not getting as good a training effect... while on the other side you're perhaps teaching your muscles to speed up capilarisation and mitochondria manufacture. I've always understood that it's an ok thing to do but not too often because it's stressful on the body and therefore takes more out of it...and therefore you need more recovery. Swings and roundabouts. I wouldn't do it with a 10 hour fast or anything though. That sounds a bit more extreme.
In other news, I ran. Knee alright now but was a bit sore post-run. Aim to try again tomorrow. I've a lot to catch up on.
I have done some good runs on empty up to about 9 or 10 miles but being of a lean disposition I am starving hungry by then and need to run home for a large breakfast. Did a nice cross country on Sunday on getting out of bed early but was flip starving by the time I got home after 7.5 miles of very hilly cross country. The first mile and a half is uphill over 600 feet I think on to Longstone Edge then down a bit up some more and down down down a very rough puddle strewn track, great fun but needed some fuel by the time I got home again........Have you tried the old blue rolller on the hips and hammies then the knees can sometimes be related IM. I have dodgey knees and hammies and find the blue roller thingy helps me keep running okay. Been 18 months and fit still so happy.... Need to see a smiley face in your box not a one.....
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