Sat 23rd April

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23/04/2011 at 07:48

Happy St Georges Day.....

Eastleigh Parkrun for me to see how everything is... times not important today..

Have a great day all

23/04/2011 at 07:52

Hope the ankle holds up RFJ.

M - let me know if you pull anything other than the obvious out of Racing Weight will you? I skim read it and thought it was good but pretty obvious but may have missed something important.

Alehouse - hope whatever nearly ails you lets go soon.

Stickless - hope today goes well.

Enjoy the sun whilst it lasts - looks as though it's back to normal April temperatures next week.

What:           short long bike am/easy run pm
Why:             easier week
Last hard:   9/4
Last rest:    8/4

Lyrics - no.

23/04/2011 at 08:52
Enforced, prescribed resting again here. Its getting to the stage where i want to get back out there, but cannot!!! The garden is growing wild and we have a crowd coming for Easter. Do i let the garden go altogether or do a bit risking worse injury - it looks like the visitors will be disappointed at the look of the place.

RFJ - take it easy and hope ankle holds!! - make sure its ok - dont make things worse!!!
23/04/2011 at 08:53

Morning peeps.

Happy St Georges Day, from a Scot

What: Easy/recovery run. Not sure of exact distance.

Why:I just ran as I felt this morning.

Yesterdays lyrics: Madonna' Holiday'

Todays lyrics: Yes.

Drizzly up here this morning, still warm though

23/04/2011 at 09:01
OH - Happy St Georges day to you all.
23/04/2011 at 09:12
Happy St George's Day!(Although I'm not sure I approve of the slaying of dragons).

2:38?? I was right about the marathon badassery then!

M - dress shopping always cheers me up. Did you buy anything nice?

Good luck today RFJ - hope the ankle doesn't give you any trouble.

Paddy - don't risk it. Your legs are more important than either the garden or your guests' opinions on it.

What: Shopping and maybe some rollerblading
Why: Light cross-training ahead of getting back to running next week
Last hard: Walking past my neglected running shoes
Last rest: All this week

Enjoy the day everyone - last day of Lent, for anyone abstaining from anything!
23/04/2011 at 10:05

morning all

MadameO - AF definitely hides his light under a bushell - he's very very fast! 

RFJ - take it easy

Another lovely day here, and another day of no running for me.  I have a physio appointment at lunchtime to try to find out why doing what worked before Brighton isn't working now.

M - sorry you're feeling down.  It must be tough being so far from home. Enjoy some retail therapy.

Well, I got the job I went for and accepted it yesterday subject to agreeing details.  It's a scary prospect but I figured one doesn't gain anything if one doesn't take a risk every now and then.  Taking this job risks quite  a lot but it could be excellent if it goes well!  Let's just hope their confidence in me isn't misplaced! 

We had a lovely day in Margate and Broadstairs yesterday including a visit to the new Turner Contemporary gallery.  It's a great building particularly set against the fantastic blue skies yesterday but there's not a lot to it inside just yet.  

23/04/2011 at 10:59
morning all,

Bravo Mava! Sorry knee is proving problematic. Unusual physio to be working on Saturday in Holy week. Hope you get some good suggestions.

Paddy - I'm with mava on this one. The visitors need to learn what is important in life, and if you can run like you can run, that's important. I am a lousy housekeeper. In spite of that, the house is still regularly full of guests (four, at the moment). Those who can't see further than the dust-balls under the furniture perhaps don't come back, but are generally not too badly missed.

Me? 6 miles relaxed, with flL and training partner. Not bad. Before the stretch stop was getting a galaxy of ouches from left leg, usually a sign that tight muscles are pulling knee joint out of alignment. Settled following stretch stop. One somewhat prolonged dizzy spell (why does it happen predictably after I have stopped for stretch break, before I start running again?) but otherwise ran pretty freely most of the way round. Not too hot, drank by the clock, so no fuelling or hydration worries.

Meant to say yesterday, ran to the sailing club, and sat on the river watching the race. Hmmm, white enterprise, could be the club boat, or could be .... YES! Phil and Lynn, once more on the water together, making the most of time stolen from the grim reaper. Made my day that did. (For relative new posters here, last year's A race was a marathon distance run up and down the river bank from the sailing club to Ely and back, raising money for Leukaemia Research - Phil was in the thick of chemo at the time.)

23/04/2011 at 11:13
Madame/ Stick - The weeds will be living a bit longer, thanks!! Good thing i have Mrs Pm running a bit now - she has accepted that the acre of wilderness will have to survive a bit longer.

23/04/2011 at 11:24

mava - congratulations on the new job and agree entirely, do what you've always done and you'll get what you always got - need to take a risk now and again.

Paddy - you don't need to be taking risks now!

Stickless - sounds very positive. Lovely to hear that Phil is sailing again.

Couple of hours on the bike done. Quite chilly when I set off but lovely again now. Time to start baking hot x buns ready for the in-laws arrival.

23/04/2011 at 11:55
mava - congratulations!!!! everyone has new job nerves but you will be awesome I am sure.

Paddy - what others think of your garden is surely not a big deal? and if it is, and they are friends of yours, surely they would understand why? [M at this point goes off to look at her garden in despair]

LMUH - I have gained some stuff other than obvious already even on a skim read. But that may be to do with my own lack of knowledge.

what: 12k faster than expected
why: I got all over excited and ran with our "blue pack" at running club. should have stayed sensible and run on my own like normal...

23/04/2011 at 13:11
What: OW swimming d&d
ParkRun d&d 2nd in 17.41. Work to do.
Bike ride PM
Why: Because I can
Last hard: today
Last rest: past checking
Lyrics: no
23/04/2011 at 13:18

I'm back from physio.   I use a clinic locally that has around 10 physios, as well as podiatry, pilates, chiropractic and sports massage.  They're open on Saturdays between 8am and 1pm.  They may not be the cheapest but they're very efficiently run and I can usually get an appointment with someone.

Well, it seems there's a reason why the exercises I've been doing weren't helping.  The problem with my knee is my back and the exercises I've been doing were exacerbating the problem.  I have a new set of exercises and an appointment for Wednesday.  

Friday's marathon is in doubt. We'll see. I won't even consider it unless I am pain free. 

23/04/2011 at 14:57


Congrats on the job Mava, but steady with the knee.

What: 90 mins on feet, comprising 15 x 5 mins slooow with 1 minute walk recovery
Why: need to get some longer stuff done. Again the only way to run for that long at present is to take breaks to avoid repetitive strain injuries to my legs! Obviously must be feeling a less under the weather too.

Cooler today, and a very pleasant amble along a canal followed by a slightly less pleasant (i.e. less to look at) return along a disused railway line that is now a bridle way.

Last hard: well I guess today was...legs feel tired now.
Last rest: Dec 09

Lyrics: of course not

Edited: 23/04/2011 at 14:59
23/04/2011 at 16:34
Mava - congratulations on the new job - hope it meets your expectations. Regarding the wrong exercises for the knee, who recommended them.

Stickless - lovely run in many ways for you this morning.

Alehouse - any after effects from this morning other than all that age related stuff we try not to think about.

For myself it was the usual 7.2 miles this morning run at a manageable pace with no hardware again. Glutes felt a bit shot over the last couple of miles, though hopefully that due to the battering they're getting from the core and strengthening work. Although I'm nowhere near where I would like to be can take comfort the hip flexor problems seem to be under control, and I did manage 41 miles last week.
Edited: 23/04/2011 at 16:35
23/04/2011 at 16:42
3.5 miles fartlek today with the dug!  Enjoyed it, a bit muddy!
23/04/2011 at 16:57

Tom - the exercises were the right exercises for the problem I had leading up to Brighton as evidenced by the fact that I ran Brighton completely pain free. 

I made an assumption that when my knee became painful again it was exactly the same and so did the same exercises.  However, the problem is slightly different this time as although my ITB is involved, my sciatic nerve is also involved and the two exercises I was doing were upsetting that. 

The lesson would be not to self diagnose but to go to the physio even if you think you know what the problem is.

Every single biomechanical problem I suffer from has at the heart of it my scoliiosis.  I cannot get away without doing a lot of core work any longer. The clinic I go to has started offering one to one pilates on a reformer so I think I will invest in some intensive sessions.

23/04/2011 at 17:09
Mava - Keep up what you think is best. I hope it recovers soon & all the best with the new job.

Thanks for the gardening thoughts. I don't really mind what the visitors think tbh. This time of the year the place goes wild very quickly. Maintenance reduces the task in hand. I am surrounded by woods three sides and a river on the other. The ditches are all fairly wild. There is almost an acre of grass. The stones of the drive have the spring weeds still growing, out side the gates needs a spring clean. I was going to get it all done in the long weekend. Its just going to have to wait!!!!

Mind u i'm getting bored - typified by the amount of visits to this training forum and i'm not training!!!. I want to go for a swim but am afraid that it might jar the calf.

23/04/2011 at 18:08

Evenin' All,

Tom:  I do like Daniels' training principles, but his schedules are very baroque.

MadameO:  Did they have goth faeries in the 1950s American High Schools?  Does my badassery mean the engagement's back on?

mava:  Was mava, was.  Well done on getting the job.  As Stickless once said: "What am I not going to achieve simply because I haven't tried?"

  • What: 4.5m
  • Why:  VLM 2012
  • Last Hard: ?
  • Last Rest:  last last friday

enjoy the rest of the long weekend!

23/04/2011 at 18:31


Wise words AF courtesy of Stickless

Mava well done on the job

What: 4.11 miles in 40:40
Why: Deuce run
Last Hard: Dodging and failing to avoid have a driink chucked at her
Lyrics: No

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