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20/11/2012 at 19:23
Don't think I can make that date AH. shows what happens when you try .. Being a sloth and doing about 30 sec slower min miles my legs are peachy and it does feel remarkable 2 weeks post Nice but guess did not push myself there apart from mentally ...
21/11/2012 at 08:51

Guys quick question, keep feeling in the mornings that I need to stretch? does anyone do this after they wake or is it imperative to warm up? if you do stretch in the mornings are they light stretches?

Cheers Andy

21/11/2012 at 09:37

Andrew - depends what part of your body you wake up feeling you want to stretch!!??? Assuming you mean legs then my answer is no (to clarify my answer is no to any part of my body!) - I do sometimes get tight achillies and do light stretch of those.


21/11/2012 at 12:09

Awesome run report FRC. well done a nice course by the sounds of it. IT makes a difference when there is track involved and repeat laps. Always run quicker on a track and when loops involved. Not sure why must be a head thing you know where you are going and can carefully measure the effort. PB awesome well done. Nice time.

21/11/2012 at 12:14

I may or may not have just entered a 30 mile ultra on the spur of the moment.....

21/11/2012 at 12:24

Well done Frc u jammy soul the hard work paid off! 

No races here but just pottering about. Went for 20 minutes in the pouring rain today, great fun! Home soon.

21/11/2012 at 12:45

Have congratualted FRC on FB but congrats again - that is an amazing run - sub 1:30 is fantastic.  I am trying to tempt him over to the dark side for another ultra!

21/11/2012 at 12:56
Umbongo wrote (see)

Andrew - depends what part of your body you wake up feeling you want to stretch!!??? Assuming you mean legs then my answer is no (to clarify my answer is no to any part of my body!) - I do sometimes get tight achillies and do light stretch of those.


yeah just calves have felt a little tight last couple of days,thanks for the heads up I will leave the stretching for exercise only

21/11/2012 at 13:05

afternoon all

hen I will be at claybury!

frc well done in the half, what a time!

Umbongo did you do parly hill?  I was there cheering on!

jovi, you may or may not have, lol!

Running getting better, makes me happy!

21/11/2012 at 13:27

frc, wow what a report, I am so impressed with you pacing like that! Oh to be able to do that.

21/11/2012 at 14:25

Wabo, it took some thinking, to get my head around it - but would still apply to any of us doing 1:45, 1:50, whatever time. split it into 4 chunks, or 8 for a marathon.

I always try and run steady. think my 2nd or 3rd half ever 5 years I set off at 7m15 pace for first two miles then blew up and went 8m, 8m10,, 8m 20.. then got back to 7:30ish... so have always picked a pace and aim steady. fido has made a similar comment, miles in the bank don't count.

Jovi is trying to tempt me to this ultra... she has entered, resistance is weak.

21/11/2012 at 14:40

oh my resistance is strong... Its all I can do to get my head back round marathon training...

21/11/2012 at 15:50

My resistance is only weak went it comes to food it is strong when it comes to ultras!

Wabo - I did a local XC with four loops and two big hils each loop. Doing another XC this Sunday (god permitting ...or rather Mrs Umb (the very moany one))

21/11/2012 at 19:09

Andrew, if you can spend a lot of the day is very flat shoes or no shoes, then it helps lengthen those calf muscles out in a fairly low risk way. When I wear my fivefingers round the office I never have any issues doing calf stretches after track sessions! 

Not always practical, I know, but just a thought.

21/11/2012 at 21:00
Does Andrew normally wear high heels then ? Nice
21/11/2012 at 21:00
No ultras for me thanks
22/11/2012 at 00:01
Maybe not heels. But interesting, one of the things I did to cure my injury problems was to stop wearing my lovely chelsea type boots. Much flatter shoes, or even trainers to work and smart shoes to wear under the desk.
Heels for men (or women?) batter your Achilles I guess. arch too,

Andrew, if my calfs are tight, at work I go for a walk or toilet break on different floor, and do some heel dips & raises using the stairs. A few goes for 10-15 seconds both feet to start, then separately each foot a couple of goes for same time.

Can do this in the morning too after you get up, roll foot with tennis ball too.
Edited: 22/11/2012 at 00:02
22/11/2012 at 12:09


22/11/2012 at 12:10

That's for Fido.

22/11/2012 at 13:16

Hi guys, unfortunately I do wear heels to work well mens heels, will try and see if I can purchase some sort of flat equivalent, I have already started rolling my foot out on a golf ball at work, 

Thanks for all the advice thus far, I've taken a lot on board. I'm seeing the doctor tomorrow about an ongoing ankle issue (I have a big spur coming off my ankle) and I have an hour booked in with the physio to have a gander at my left knee, will take my trainers along to see what his/hers thoughts on those are,

Running I did 40 mins of core yesterday followed by hills, having a mid week lull due to the dire wind and rain, not looking forward to my cycle hoem this evening.


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