Wow 7D a great race report and a great race!!! You must be feeling so good. One question though, hills?! I thought Holland didn't have any of those :P
Honestly Emzap, I thought the race name was some kind of Dutch irony at first. It's down near the German border (ish) where it's not just endless flatlands. To be honest I think a lot of the Dutch nationals were caught out on the hills too, I was really having to weave to pass going uphill.
Great running, great report, 7D. I thought you might just sneak under 63, but that result is far better than I expected, especially considering the volume of runners. Would you do it again, or is it a "once in a lifetime"/"glad I've done it but there are other races etc" (which is how I felt about the Great North Run).Well done!
Am I right that "zevenheuvelen" means 7 hills?
Fantastic result and report 7d - well done! Amazing to feel so good but great when it all comes together like that.
Alehouse - hope the consultant can see what you're dealing with and suggest a remedy.
Don't get too despondent just yet Tom - it has only been a few days.
Just back from 6 easy and enjoyable miles.
Alehouse - it does mean Seven Hills. In terms of what we hill dwellers call hills I'd say there were three, the rest were slightly impertinent inclines.
I honestly think I'd like to do it again next year. It was cheap, considering - E21 including chip, but now I have it it'll be E17 next year.
Well done 7D you are definitely a speedy runner.
Tom, good to hear that you can still run and hope that it starts to ease off even more
7D - fab report, sounds like a cracking race too
Rest day here, just having an easy day with lots of food..
7D great race and great report
And there's the equaliser, Sweep!
Just back from consultant. He is pleased with progress and explained a couple of things:- when I had the op I had a peroneal block, and this will have damaged some of the nerves in the lower leg and foot, and, whilst these will recover over the next couple of months, will cause some discomfort in the meantime;- where my leg and foot were shaved I seem to be having an allergic reaction as the hair grows back;- I have been having some pain in my heel: it hadn't sunk in that he had also shaved a piece of a heel spur off. I had signed that this would happen, but...!
So he doesn't want to see me until next year! First port of call for any issues is the physio: see her next on Friday morning.
Tom: your news sounds quite optimistic. Take it really easy this week, with lots of appropriate stretching. Don't be tempted to do too much: too little would be better in the short-term, I suspect.
7D what a great report and it sounds like a fantastic race. Tom, that was a good and positive feedback report. Sacro-illiac is a first year runner's injury. Can you please remind me how late this injury is? I was also just watching the Kelly Holmes TV programme tonight, and she talked about the mental anguish that they never treat when dealing with the physical injury. Alehouse, I think that everything will mend in due course. After all, the medics are watching, and they advise for some natural body repair time.
This weekend we were away.Friday: 5 mile run, (easy)Saturday: 50 mile bike a.m. 30 minutes length swim pmSunday: 20 min lengths swim and some standing about.Sunday pm: 1 hour swim training, about a mile.Monday: 20 miles wet on the bike.
AH...what age....I had double arthroscopy last year and informed opinion was I wouldn't run again yet consultant told me if I listened to my body I could carry on, not as fast as before...Everything does heals in time, just takes longer. I'm aiming for a GFA this year and really believe it can be done and have no contra indicators. Combination of patience (Which I never had pre 50), controlled progression and will power. You sound like a guy who has all three. I lok forward to your progress and greater understanding. Good luck and I really hope you get "Where you want to be"
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