Sounds good news on the recovery front and I hope it stays that way!!!
Yes mine was pretty bad from June last year until end January this year when I had the op, Continual pain at a very high level and impossible to find a comfortable position so I scarcely slept for more than an hour or so at a time. Believe me I would have swallowed anything towards the end - and I did !!
Just watch out for any reoccurrence of similar pain or low grade back pain and if it does flare up see your GP asap. There are other treatments other than surgery, which is very much a last resort, and the sooner they are started the better the chance of recovery.
Chris there was a bit on BBCNE news, which we can get here, about the GNR including an interview with Mike McLeod who won the first race back in 1981 which brought back memories as I also ran in it though I wasn't quite in shot at the finish!!! It was in colour as well I reckon the last race I ran when fully fit was the GNR in 1985 so you have a while to go .........................................
aws you may like tot read this article on Tabata workouts - or not!! HIWO As usual the theory goes back a long way - Peter Coe used to use them when training Seb Coe and I can recall seeing a documentary on the BBC about the training they did so you are in good company
aws very pretty . Good to try something different though I would not do too many of those runs at first - use them for variety. They will over time also help build up muscle power and improve general conditioning.
Ceal xpost so I hope I have explained things above I have just sponsored and engineer friend of mine who is going out to Tanzania to built a classroom and install a well in a village!!!
season of mist and mellow fruitfulness close bosomed friend of the maturing sun.........
etc. Perfect autumn day yesterday as I drove through the countryside to meetings, everything golden tinged and softly lit and this morning a mist hangs over the fields opposite - lovely
JJ enjoy the holiday with your wife and family - it should be a good celebration
Chris nice to see you so prepared for the GNR and I hope it goes very well for you on the day. My son and DinL are both running for a small MS charity so they will be in the crowd somewhere as well - we have two g'kids to look after from 0600 on Sunday and we are going to a birthday dinner on Saturday night!!!! it will be interesting to see if the ethos of Parkrun can survive a transplant into the USA where the concept of things for free is not too common
Columba good training - nice to see your reps being so smooth and controlled
Ceal nice sounding holiday in a fine wine producing area - have you been to that region before?
Me, me, me I saw Jules on Tuesday evening - as I was her last appointment she took a long time going over every neural pathway in my body from big toe to neck saying that I wasn't allowed to quit on her as she hadn't finished her PhD on the ageing process in athletes!! Good news was there was no obvious signs of a recurrence of the herniated disc problem and that the leg pain was due to a localised nerve entanglement/malfunction or even the re emergence of neural connections that had been atrophied by the pain previously. She diligently worked on each of the node points and I had the strange experience of seeing both calf muscles vibrating away after a bit of palpitation by her thumbs!!! She found a particularly tough spot in my mid hamstring which an elbow helped to dispel and then carried on up the glutes and spine. I was there for over 1.5 hours and came out with more neural stretches to do and a body that felt fine for about 2 hours until the effects of her hands wore off!!!
Wear and tear, a body that has had to compensate for too many injuries over 40+ years and high demands placed on it all that time. She is determined to get me fixed but I am not quite so fixated.............................