Emmy - wow! Amazing work! Will read your report later but your consistency on those two marathons was amazing. Lots and lots and lots of training all paid off!
Shades (and others) - I realise 18 miles was too far I seem to have got lucky as I am feeling 100% now. Any time that tendonitis flares up I just do a quick stretch and it's fine again. I don't think that was made worse by my long run - i think that will be here for a while, until I take a couple of months off from running according to what I have read. I can manage it with stretching in the mean time.
Will go for normal 5 mile easy pace run and get back on plan. I won't do tempo's for 3 weeks as per Shades's instructions (unless Shades tells me it is ok to do so before then). My LSR for next Sunday will be kept down to 15 miles and only if I continue to be pain free.
Did 6.5 miles at 8.50 pace this morning, not sure I do mid-week morning runs well but was comfortable. Had to drop the car of for MoT, so ran the long way back.
And trying to find a flat run for my tempo run this week is proving tricky - didn't realise how many hills there were in Surrey
Haha Rattler where are you? Near Dorking by any chance?
@Rattler - After what you asked about Heart Rate training. I was listening to Talk Ultra this morning in the car and it might be worth you having a listen to the christmas broadcast. Skip to 2.23.50 for the section on Heart Rate Training. I really enjoy their training advice.
@Khani - I'm in Camberley, so the other side I'm afraid - but there's still too many hills - I need to find a flat 5 mile run for my tempo this week.
@Emmy - I'll listen in, thanks for this.
Rattler I was just seeing if you were running in the 'Surrey Hills'. There are some brutal hills up that way.
@Rattler - You're a camberley person! My brother lives in Farnborough and I was often running around the army range with him on long runs. You've got some lovely areas to train in!
Emmy - lovely report and I'm glad you enjoyed yourself
Big G - that sounds promising, funny things achilles.
mamafox - oh poor you, hope the sickness bug doesn't last too long
bootsie - it does sound a bit rufty tufty
Sofaboy - Be careful, yu could easily pick up an injury with sore hammys and calf.
Nykie - my colleague is morbidly obese, eats crap and doesn't exercise, can't walk up the stairs without getting seriously out of breath so resents anyone who tries to make some effort to look after themselves.
Khanivore - you are forgiven, but please just be careful. And you may be able to get rid of that tendonitis, keep stretching.
Rattler - can you find a mile lap perhaps that is flat and just do the tempo bit in laps?
@Shades - I must admit that I've signed up for the Enigma golden ticket so that I can run 7 marathons in the next year... and I get priviledged entry into the quadzilla in 2014.
How are you getting on? Are you all ready for Gloucester?
I have a few colleagues like yours. They think I'm absolutely crazy for doing the distances that I do... but i'd much rather be happy and healthy than struggle to walk up a flight of stairs.
most definitely is shades!
5.4 miles done today.. in 9 min mile over al but did 1 mile warm up , 1 mile cool down and then 6*800 metres at 8 min mile. tired now but at least i have lots of calories over for my fitness pal!
Went to physio today. She doesn't think its a stress fracture (although wouldn't rule it out completely). Inflammation still under the heel and left calf is much tighter than the right with some very painful knots. Physio said it seemed like the 'stronger' leg - it's my clutch leg, so must be all that driving to races . Had massage, ultrasound and now all taped up. Have to ice at least twice per day, stretch calves (although not heel drops yet as they put too much strain on the heel) and lots of rubbing, massaging and rolling. Any suggestions as to the best foam roller ?
Also restarted the gym, and good news is that, besides my core exercises I can use the stepper and x-trainer without puuting any strain on my heel (hard work though ). Gloucester is definitely out and even February is looking a bit doubtful .
Emmy - your report was a brilliant read Well done! There seem to be a lot of pirates on your thread! I give you 2 years before you enter your first Ironman
Todays run was a 5 mile plod focussing on 10 mins per mile pace. Stopped for a quick stretch 1 mile in to the run which totally free'd up my slightly sore hamstring tendons. Enjoyed the run. Came home and stretched for 15 mins - had to keep telling myself it is necessary Will continue to stretch hamstring tendons gently - may hit the turbo trainer tonight.
I am thinking of doing some turbo on tues,thurs,sat with some swimming on weds and fri.. or something like that anyway.
Mowzer I really feel for you I hope you get well soon.
@Mowser - get well soon. I have the tigertail and gridroller. Both are fantastic for sorting out knots.
@VR - This weekend was the first time I actually enjoyed the lake... are you doing any of the upcoming Enigma's?
I quite like the look of the enigma Emmy, i thought they were running another double in June this year but it 2 in one day. my do the double next year
Mowser sorry to here you are still out, hope you are back running soon.
@S3200H - They have the summer double I think.... But you'd need to check. Their Facebook page has a lot of info on it. I can really recommend it - really friendly crowd and PB potential course.
jsut had another look they have a double in the Enigma Summer Festival but the event is full
Put your name on the reserve list - a lot of people drop out. It's how i've got in to a lot of their events.
Emmy - I think you are going to be a challenge to your sub 4.30 mentor, he'll have to confiscate your credit card to stop you entering more races!
Gloucester is not a key event for me, I'm only doing it as Berkeley was cancelled and I was offered a place in lieu, also our club AGM after the race. But it will be nice to do a bit of socialising at a race. I don't like running marathons in the winter
mowzer - oh dear, let's hope you start healing soon
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