AA-you're nicely on track for London-its still early days so relax .The cycling will soon come back to you with all the miles you put in recently .How about more double days-if you have time. I'm not sure if its the ITB though that area of my knee is my main concern. I will see how it goes.
Barry-the hours are accumulating nicely and a lot more than I'm doing-or feel able to do at the mo.Any training races planned?
Minni-VLM is my main target then Copenhagen .How are you getting on and what are you planning?More mountain marathons/ultras?
Chick-enjoy Florida. You can never have too much sun.Very pleased to see you making progress and 10k of a marathon is probably the way to go anyway.
51 miles last week-including 18 on the TM- with a weekend off...really needed the rest tbh. 12m on Monday, 9m on Tuesday another cnba/rest day yesterday so that means I will have to get my act together from now on especially as I need to get another LR done. I'm struggling to motivate myself at the moment -this time last year I was doing more swimming with the mileage.Still plenty of time to go and I am having to cope with a number of nagging niggles..
Barry-looks like the rest did you a power of good. I'm very impressed by the consistent building you are doing. I've found that its the secret to getting the best performance for a target race.Most noticeable is the easy pace of your running-in the past I rarely saw slower than 7.30mm. Where do the zones go up to?6-8? Bet you're keen to see what those deliver. Most of my runs for Jan will be slowish apart from YKWs in Feb I will introduce more speed endurance all being well.
A 12m on the TM Monday, a 2k swim and 10m on Tuesday (to welcome another year towards an even older age group) and a spin and 5k TM session yesterday. Bit worried when I'll get my LR in this week with the snow and nasty weather and a trip to London on their way.
AA-I see your solution to getting the LR done-nice one.
AA- nice LR there-I'm behind with mine..you know I like to accumulate LRs . Respect to all you hard core bikers getting out in that cold-running is fine but cycling?-No way. Did you say you are keeping your options open about London? Looking good for it so far for you .
Barry-a few months of 10-12 hours of week and you'll be in great form.You might even be drafting behind AA in the water . Do you think your period of absence helped with your injury recovery? It doesn't look as though its harmed your endurance much. I'm only asking because I know this person whose getting on a bit who keeps training through his injuries
My left leg/knee continues to trouble me so that I have to rest it a lot and refrain from doing the LR I planned. The pain is down the outside of the left knee at the joint and into the fleshy part of the left shin.Trying stretches and massage but if it continues I will visit the physio.
Only managed 30miles last week -longest 10 plus a swim and ski and some walks and a YKW-20.51, 11th overall, 3rd in age group so still have a bit of speed. 20k on the TM today.
Chick-7.29 pace ! Brilliant the recovery moves up another level
Minni- Welcome home -are you staying running in the mountains or running the low roads like us sometime?
Barry-all going well I see especially the swimming.The running return wont be a problem for you.
AA- you'd love skiing and its never too late to try it. 43x100---thats some going ...and at a fast pace. Get on the turbo and stay warm. Runs going great too I see.
So I had a tumble off piste when I lost on edge on ice. A bit steep to say the least and I slid and tumbled about 25m at some speed twisting my left knee. It swelled up like a balloon and I worried my VLM campaign was over before it had started. Anyway its still a bit sore but improving so I have managed a few runs a swim and a ski since.Lesson learnt-don't let daughter lead me onto a closed run!
I have a few plans-London Marathon April, Copenhagen Marathon July, maybe Liverpool Marathon July too. A HM (maybe 2)somewhere in there too plus some YKWs. Might try a HIM later in the season but only for fun and completely unprepared. I managed a record 2020 miles run last year including my 2 fastest ever marathons and a 5k pb , did my first Olli tri and a 20m pb but don't expect to match much of that this year