And why is it raining so? It's so cold
Winter is still with us after sunny April! Freezing yesterday when helping at track and field. Guess the weather is similar in NZ!
What: something laterWhy: having to take each day as it comes as calf is very unpredicatable. Last few days have been 20 to 30 mins slooow on the wholeLast hard: Can't rememberLast rest: some time ago now
Enjoy the day
Wet and windy up here
Rest day, but been out in garden a few times !
Weather doesn't lookk great today and tomorrow peps.
have a good one.
Yesterday's ;lyrics - Why Do I Keep Counting? by The Killers
Blowing a right hooley here too - managed an hour out on the bike by getting out early before it really picked up but was holding on for grim death and riding at a bout a 45 degree angle to stay upright by the end - glad to get back. Will hopefully get out for a little run later too.
Race well Paddy.
birkmyre - did Geordie get you up in the night?
250 miles is a long way to drive for a TT Gobi.
Lyrics - yup - one of my favourite bands.
Went out to do 16 miles at 7:30 this morning - my left calf got sorer and sorer as the run went on - never having problems with it before, I just kept running even though something in the back of mind was reminding me that other runners I know have calf problems and they sometimes just go "pop".
At 9.74 miles, that's kind of what happened. I certainly couldnt run at that point as the whole muscle just seemed to seize up. But I think I got lucky cause I stopped, stretched and walked for a good half mile before resuming very slow jogging and I managed to run the last mile relatively pain free. Completed 13.1 miles in about 1:52 with the last 3 taking well over half an hour!
Is this a common problem with anyone on here? Any advice?
Donj: seems exactly the sort of thing I have been experiencing...and some days its there and some its not...or I run OK but seize up soon after. If I remember you have had an achilles problem before: not unrelated, perhaps. Have you been maintaining the stretches that cured that problem? (And can you remind me what stretch it was?!)
Was due to watch some cricket this afternoon, but it is pouring and blowing a gale. Will run when it stops!
Paddy: that result is fine!
Donj: didn't go to cricket...too cold, wet and windy for spectators (although they are playing). We need to remind one another, and Paddy, to do those calf stretches at least twice a day!
Ran 25 mins with a few quicker parts in the second half: cold and wet and wore gloves. Summer is definitely here.
7/8 seems a good result Paddy
What - 11.25mWhy - Mid distance runLast hard - yesterdayLast rest - Fri
Off to Nottingham again for the week..... so more running along the Beeston Canal and Trent.
Paddy - if it was anything like here that wind was fierce ands would have cost you a lot of time.
Donj - hope you can sort the calf asap.
Waited for the wind to drop a little and made it out for an hours run, daren't risk the cliff path though - stuck to an out and back along the old railway line. Uphill and tailwind on the way out so downhill and headwind for the way back - best way it could be I guess.
NZCGreat stuuf - congrats on the prize!
What: Just under 14 miles, Exmouth along the estuary, through Exeter & back homeWhy: Long runLast hard: 4 daysLast rest: 1 dayLyrics: No
Rained hard briefly on the journey to Exmouth, bur otherwise just imto a stiff breeze most of the time. Nice & sunny, with some great views. Hill up to home a bit tough at the end though. A run to do again, or possibly along the West side next time? Bit of research required methinks...
NZC: great! What wind and rain, indeed?!
Tom: few calf problems at the moment, but have backed off rather in the past week, not least because I have felt under the weather...I blame last Sunday's 6 hour marshalling stint. I am also snowed under with work: I am marking national tests as well as working most days. Will only be working 3 half days this week though, but have a marking deadline of next Saturday for the first batch of scripts. It may, indeed, be the last: I am not in the least motivated by these, not even by the pittance I get paid. In running terms I am not particularly motivated either at the moment, but I am on autopilot in terms of running everyday. There is no question whether I will run, it is just a case of when. Unfortunately it is not so much a cse of "what" at the moment: oh to be niggle free.
Apparently I missed a cracking cricket match today: my choice because of the weather, and an even better one yesterday: my choice to earn money marking. Two wrongs don't make a right!
Lyrics today were: "Why does it always rain on me?", Travis.
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