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14/07/2013 at 22:55

Awesome work Howard ! 

and Ikle ... 51 in that heat is very good indeed ! 

15/07/2013 at 12:31

Woohoo Howard and Ikle for running well in the heat. I ran to work this morning to avoid the worst of it and still suffered. I don't really like the heat - I moved to England with the promise of lovely mild summers, I'm melting.

So since I did the marathon back in April my right hip has hurt after each run I do - any insights? Am I just running wonky and placing too much pressure on it?

Hope your young one is doing ok AH.

15/07/2013 at 13:11

Love it Howard.

Coops try LOTS of glute stretches, pilates, glute and core strengthening exercises and see a running fizz and/or sport massage therapist.  It'll be that something in your pelvis/hip/top of femur area prob got angry during the race and hasn't yet healed or forgiven you.  I'd also consider laying off the running for a couple of weeks to give it a chance to heal/calm down - but still keep doing the stretches etc. 

It shows you do something 'interesting' biomechanically so all strengthening exercises are good/vital. Boring but there you go. But, as Ikle can attest, identifying it then working on form/strength can work.

15/07/2013 at 13:43


15/07/2013 at 16:37


(of food, feeling little bit peckish )

Good running Howard

Ikle, excellent 10k time. Thunder Run soon, have you got trail shoes and head torch yet?

ACoops, my missus was sore this week, glute and hip area. I ran through the warm up we do at the gym before s&c,  with dowel (think broom handle) loosening up arms, hips, doing good mornings, overhead squat and others, then  inch worms, leg swings, hips swings followed by foam rolling calf hammy and also the back, finished with a roll of tennis ball on her glute area. Really helped her.

Saturday, Lyke Wake 42 mile ultra in North Yorkshire Osmotherley to Ravenscar safely completed in just over 9hrs., warm day, I expected about 3500ft of up and mostly in the first 18-20 miles..and found it was just under 5000 ft, much much harder with nasty hills throughout even a horrible one at 37/38 miles. Fabulous scenery though. Probably wont do many more road marathons, this was just a lot of fun. Full report later.

Edited: 15/07/2013 at 16:58
15/07/2013 at 17:09

Nearly! Getting trail shoes soon and I wonder if my Petzel head torch will be ok? Need to track it down... 

15/07/2013 at 21:57

Petzel will be fine. Although it's dry now weather could soon change, 

Extra grip even if it is dry is worth it on the ups.

16/07/2013 at 12:22

FRC.. I think I get what you are suggesting - stand on my head and do squats while eating inch worms? Right?  

But really, thanks for the advice - I will focus on the stretching and strength work. I know I have incredibly weak core muscles. I was given one of those fancy grid rollers for my birthday back in May too, must get it out! 

16/07/2013 at 13:19

I have a nice orange grid roller too. Sometimes I even use it. Used the green squidgy one at the gym yesterday. I ache today. But not from rollering. From the single leg squats. I think.

Frustrating that 10k results Still not up from Sunday. What's the matter with people?

16/07/2013 at 18:06

Are we all ignoring the fact that FRC did a little ultra ?? Just the 9 hours ? #bonkers 

17/07/2013 at 07:26

I think I said well done on fb. All I could think about is that if he can do 42 in 9 then maybe I can do 40 in 9. We'll see. Last night I did 11 and nearly died in the heat.

17/07/2013 at 07:29

Wow amazing .. You are all bonkers ....

doing 5 on Sunday ending in the Olympic stadium !!! Go me ...

17/07/2013 at 14:57

That will be So much fun!

17/07/2013 at 14:57

Look out for my friend and colleague Vicki Salmon. Will you be wearing a trademark tutu?

17/07/2013 at 18:43

Good idea Ikle ... May just do that ... X 

17/07/2013 at 21:09

Just run 5.5 miles, it's warm  

17/07/2013 at 22:28

Tutu would be good Susan. Is the Olympic thing on TV?

Not entirely sure how but legs are nearly recovered. I ran 5 miles yesterday. Went down to club planning a run walk shuffle and stretch recovery. Ended up doing the club pyramid speed session and running well without going flat out. I know trail is less impact on the legs but ???

Compression gear on within 10 mins finishing.. Walked 2 miles Sunday and Monday..Have also drunk lots of water.  strange.

Ikle every ultra is different. You can't compare the times. Feb one I did 45 miles in 8 hours, but lot less hills and cooler. I did take it easy the first 20-25 on Saturday with more hills and sunny. If I do Lyke again I'd be aiming to knock an hour+ off.

Main aim for anyone is just to finish. Time does not matter.

Walk the hills (3500ft in yours), run/ walk the rest.

Edited: 17/07/2013 at 22:39
18/07/2013 at 18:53

Nearly recovered ... When was your 9 hour ultra ? last weekend ... Oh yes Clark I am sure your legs are back to normal .. What do you think Hen , scientifically ? They must be made of Kryponnite !!! Berlimey.... Speed session ... Oh yes .... Can someone please mark this page for a few weeks time when FRC comes on asking about mystery tiredness ... sorry is that out of order ? Just seems mental !! 

18/07/2013 at 19:52

Thanks, FRC. Good advice! I'm looking forward to it now. Really excited in fact. =) Zippee. Gee, I love the summer time.

20/07/2013 at 00:07

Ha, Susan. I did post with lots of question marks on my "recovered" comment. I'm as surprised confused as you. VLM I was toast for 4-6 weeks after, wiped out. 

I did pair up with someone till 30 ish miles so took it very carefully so might be part of it.

Enjoy your Olympic run, anyone else racing?

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