Base Training

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04/07/2006 at 12:33

Do you know about the United States Running Streak Association? If you have a look at this website <a href""> Run every day </a> you can see people who have run every day for 37 years. I think Ron Hill in this country has run every day for over 40 years. If you keep it up for a year you can get a listing on their website, so you are nearly a third of the way there. But you have a way to go yet to get into their top league of 35+ years.
04/07/2006 at 12:34
Oh dear, got the link wrong, try this instead:

<a href=""> Run every day </a>
04/07/2006 at 12:36
thankyou dundee

i doubt if i would make 35 years!
04/07/2006 at 12:43
OK I will try that again, it seems that links do not work in the way I expected
04/07/2006 at 12:46

Hey we all need a goal in life. Surely that one is big enough and far enough into the future to go for?
04/07/2006 at 17:12
I so wish you hadnt said that
13/07/2006 at 21:31
Seems quite quiet in here again.

I managed my highest ever mileage week last week (21.75 miles) - I've really struggled to ever break the 20 mile mark. Unfortunately my increase in mileage over the last few weeks has left with a problem which now seems to be recurring - my achilles and calf muscles are so tight and sore that every time and try and run, it's really sore so I haven't run at all this week in an effort to see if it improves.

I dunno - you just start making progress and it all goes to a bag of rats!!
13/07/2006 at 21:45
i am still going, but with my race schedule cant call it basing
Day-105 i think

Susie-your shoes are ok??????
14/07/2006 at 07:04
Susie - you're doing well, do you do lots of stretching?

Another drop in my RHR, sub 50 for the first time ever - I've now had 4 readings at 49 and I've only just started BT again but am running 70mpw plus 5 visits a week to the gym.
14/07/2006 at 10:48
Apointment with consultant - Mr Leach who specialises in knee surgery and sports trauma - at the Nuffield in Glasgow on 24th July...

Unfortunately, at the momment, I am walking with a running is a no no....

Susie...well done on the mileage...but don't try to run through pain....well, not that kind of pain anyway..

Shades...that is good news...prior to injury, my resting HR got as low as 43...dread to think what it is now...only cycling at fact, I will test it over the next few mornings and report back

DR...hope your training is still going well..

d :-)
14/07/2006 at 11:03
Hi David - hope you get a positive result from the consultant, and can start running again soon. You were making such good progress before the injury. It must be discouraging walking with a limp when you had achieved so much.

Susie, keep stretching those calves to loosen them up. Have you ever had massage on them? I have not been to a sports massage, but people who have say that it can help.

PH, good to see you still out there doing it.

I am still training, putting in the miles. About 50 miles a week at the moment, and 19 days since my last rest day. Going with the family to do a sports relief mile tomorrow - a big thing to get Mrs and Miss DR to do anything sporty (but I think they will walk it). I am in two minds what to do - run it steady with junior DR, or go all out on my own and try and record a good time. As it is a fun day for the family I may have to hold back and run easy with junior.
14/07/2006 at 11:53
Good news david
let us know
14/07/2006 at 21:47
I've not long bought a new pair of shoes - they are so comfy so I really hope they aren't the cause of the problem (I doubt it as I've had it before with different shoes).

As for stretching - no I don't do enough and I will make a concerted effort to do more.

DF - you have my every sympathy - this has been ongoing for some time - and they say running is good for you!!
15/07/2006 at 12:55

Your injury sounds so much like mine. It is really disheartening. I ended up with a limp for 6 weeks before I eventually had my op. However it can be mended and for me its all now a distant memory! Went to see a podiatrist after my op and got some specialist insoles and since then (3 years) I have been injury free.

My advice would be to do all you can to stop the mucsles wasting away. Cycling is good for that but also I wish I had done more quad exercises; by the time I had had my op my quad muscle has completly wasted and it took 4 months of exercises to get it back to its pre op strength.

Anyway good luck with your appointment

16/07/2006 at 22:14
Thanks for that Lisa...good to hear there is some light at the end of the tunnel..

21/07/2006 at 07:10
Hadd test for me on Sunday - it's 9 months since my last one! I'm hoping that I may have a further improvement at lower HR's as despite the heat I am noticing a drop in average HR's on most of my training runs.
21/07/2006 at 07:30
Not sure i should do a hadd test after last weekend
I could do one when on holiday-will be all trready running there

Hi Lisa

good to hear a story of recovery
30/07/2006 at 21:22
What's going on here then?

I've been away for a week on my jollies and not a single post?

Where are you?............
30/07/2006 at 23:54

How were the hols Susie?

Results of the MRI tomorrow...

Hope the results are conclusive as, at the moment, I am more focused on being able to walk again never mind run...
04/08/2006 at 18:41
Good luck David. I hope it all gets sorted out - you've had it tough!

I've just done 2 80-mile weeks with some very hard sessions. Not exactly BT anymore, but most of my runs are still nice and easy.
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