Ohh thanks VR - it's not that sore really. I know it's there but it is not causing me to limp or anything. I have this foam roller - it is very wide in diameter, 12 inches perhaps? Could I use this or do i need a thinner one? What is the best way to foam roller it? I would like to try what you are suggesting. Btw - i think I did this from swimming too hard in that class without warming up rather than from running.
as snow is forecast for tomorrow, going to try and do my long run tonight.. its only about 10-12 miles but long for me!
You should still be able to roll on the one you've got.
Cool - that's the one i was following I am doing that one now - the hot and cold bit takes a bit of organising so that will have to wait till tonight. Thanks for the tip.
Bootsie - snow? ARGH! You know what - I might just get one months membership at the gym and run on the treadmill. I have not run on a treadmill even once since I started training in May. I know they have to be set at 2% incline to simulate road conditions. They seem so boring though.
Regarding feeling a bit of an idiot at a class I have a story.....
A few years ago, my wife was a regular aerobic class member. However, she wanted to start using the gym but was nervous about joining the gym and using the equipment.
I (stupidly?) said that I would do an aerobics class with her first, if she would then come to the gym with me for me to show her the ropes.
Now, I am a 6ft 3in chap with no coordination although was of reasonable fitness at the time. There was a class of about 30 people, and all the rest of the class were of the female of the species. The class I went to involved a gym ball. Let's just say I got a really good session in, but mainly because I spent most of the hour chasing the ball around the room
At least my wife kept up her end of the bargain and went to the gym to use the equipment, which she still enjoys and attends regularly. I'm trying to get her into running on the road, but she isn't playing ball on that one. She has done a few half marathons and enjoyed them but says she doesn't enjoy training on the road. She did come out with me for a trot on Xmas day though which was nice
Thanks Shades, I'll do that and see where I am in a few weeks.
5 Easy tonight & then due to family commitments an early 12 miler in the morning, going to be a cold one!, no snow forecast for where I am so hopefully no surprises when I wake up.
I've just started using a foam roller, just a cheapish blue one. Seems to work so may invest in one of the more aggressive ones with knobbly bits on, are they much better ? It's remembering to do it is the hard part, usually try stretch then foam roller straight after a run but not everytime.
4.5 mile tempo. went off a bit quickly and lost the last 0.5.
thinking about one of these roller thingies as i tend to have quite sore calfs after a long or fast run. are they good?
We're spoilt aren't we with all this kit out there to make us feel better!KingKenny - I think the knobbly foam rollers would be more painful!
Big G - LOL! I would of like to have seen you in that class!
what i wouldn't give for a 7:17 tempo pace. 7:40 is about my limit. although i did manage to pull a 7:12 pace out of the bag from somewhere at the willow 10km in october. nearly killed me though....lol.
hmmm 3 laps of town tonight for 12 miler.. sounds very dull!
Fastkoala how many years have you been running? I am well jealous of your pace!
I did a swim today - I thought I was going faster because of what I learned in that class I went to. I wasn't. I was going at exactly the same pace lol. Back to the drawing board
i'd love to have time to swim as well. i spent a summer during uni living with a Gf at her parents place in N.Wales and worked nights with her dad in his village bakery. i swam a couple of miles most afternoons and absolutely loved it.
Swam a couple of miles? Blimey I don't much feel like swimming after the 100 lengths which makes 1.55 miles. Between you and Fastkoala I am reminded of just how much of a newbie I am
yeah, but i was 20, and spent all night hefting round bags of flour, trays of bread etc. i was definitely the fittest i've ever been and had shed loads of energy.
i've spent a large part of the intervening 15 years sat on the eponymous sofa, drinking beer.
Good use of 15 years if you ask me Nice to see you are human after all!
Khanivore - could you possibly rest until you've had your sports massage on Monday? They may be able to give you a recovery programme to deal with your injuries.
bootsie - good idea to get that run in before the snow
Big G - LOL, that made me laugh out loud in the office.
VR - the difference is I expect the other idiots last night loved that class, we'll wait to find out. Have booked up next week for Kettlecise and Supertone only.
back to work now....
Shades - sure, yup i do plan to rest once I have done this turbo session tomorrow and the long slow run on Sunday. After that it's all rest until the massage on Monday. Sound like a plan?
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